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General · 15th March 2011
Val Barr
The construction crew have completed their job, the Board are re grouping and everything is progressing nicely. There is still, however, a vacancy at Seniors Housing. As Cortes experienced two years ago, it may take some time to match tenants with the right criteria to the newly available housing. The decision to move is never an easy one. The Society provides a community service which is meant to allow seniors to remain on the island when they need help with their housing. So, whether you are not comfortable where you are presently living, or your home is getting to be too much to look after, or you need to be in a more social setting, this may be a solution for you. If you are interested in talking about the housing call Jeanne (285 2835 - evenings) or contact another Board member: your information is confidential. Seniors are eligible for SAFER (shelter aid for elderly renters) a housing assistance program.
The Board are at work, paying down the debt. A big thank you to the Heriot Bay Inn for dedicating the Phil Hansen performance to the housing project. Special thanks to those faithful attendees for their donations and for bidding on the silent auction items. We raised $700.

The next fundraiser will be an exciting Quadra evening thanks to John Toelle’s love of music and his great organizational skills. Do not miss this Coffee House extravaganza - mark your calendars for Saturday April 16th. 7pm at the Community Centre. Tickets are available in advance. So far, John has commitments to perform, from Smooth Edge, Rodrigo Figueroa, and the folk duo of John Toelle and Richard Christie. Bring some extra cash to take advantage of the many items Ruth Amiabel has put together for a large silent auction. The local community are donating many goods and services to help pay down the debt. Thanks again.
If you missed the viewing of the completed units, and would like to have a look, call Val at 285 2841 to arrange a suitable time.