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General · 23rd September 2010
Val Barr
My how our lifestyle is changing. Not that many years ago on Quadra, we had only CBC North on the tv, party lines on the phone (which meant you could not use an answering machine), and no idea what we might use a computer for. Life was simpler and we looked forward to the next dance or concert with anticipation and waited weeks for those activities. Today, looking through the local news web and papers, we can see all kinds of events, sports, performances, classes and art festivals that vie for our attention. On any given weekend we can do a number of activities and still have to have time to look after our gardens and homes and earn a living.

Here is another invitation to the community this weekend - to visit the senior housing site, and view the interior of the most completed suite. Double tasking, you can visit two great community support organizations in one day - both in the Cove. The fire hall has an open house and pancake breakfast on Saturday September 25th and seniors housing will be offering a tour through the units and lunch by donation. After you eat pancakes you could walk to seniors housing and have lunch (or just tour the suites). The seniors housing property is located on O’Connor Road behind the Cove Plaza : drive past OnRoot Greenhouses and take the first road on the left to find us. The Society members, directors and volunteers will be on site to discuss the project.

Our Board of Directors seem to be getting a ‘second wind’ to carry us through to the end of this phase of construction. There has been a lot going on, and many details to look after. We have the construction crew available until sometime in November and are trying to take advantage of this gift. This means that we are making important decisions, right now, about the project. We appreciate the community support we are receiving – please keep those cheques coming in (Box 682, Q Cove).

A big thank you this week to the Last Drop Water Systems for all of their volunteer hours. Relatively new to the community, Rick and Anne Milne have donated many hours of free labour and discounted materials to a value of almost $4000. Please acknowledge this tremendous donation by thanking them when you get an opportunity. Red Williams Well Drilling donated part of the cost of the new well which was installed in January. Many thanks Red for your generosity. A big thank you to all of the excavator operators for their donations of machine time over the last two years- this adds up to many thousands of dollars. Each one of these excavator businesses has donated part of their services: Burke Quintrell, Sorenson-MacDonald Enterprises, Discovery Forestry (Rolf and Grant) with help from Jill Sampson, J Toelle Construction, Doug Peters Excavating, and a pledge from Chris Phillips of OnTrack Excavating for the future final grade of the property. Again thank you to Roy Dahlnas for his donations and help both with trucking and materials. More thankyous in the next issue. If we miss acknowledging you, please contact Val Barr. Your donations are making this a reality!