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General · 30th March 2011
Val Barr
Mark your calendars for Saturday April 16th, 7pm at the Community Centre. Do not miss this next Seniors Housing fundraiser. Behind the scenes there is a flurry of activity putting together the upcoming Coffee House. It will be a professional evening of musical entertainment with Smooth Edge, Rodrigo Figueroa, Rick Bockner of Cortes and the folk duo of Toelle and Christie. Bring some extra cash and take advantage of the many items Ruth Amiabel has collected together for a large silent auction. The kitchen volunteers are getting busy with a feast of confections and specialty drinks. Buy your tickets in advance at Hummingbird - we expect this to be a sold out performance.

Thanks again to the community members who have been donating cash to Seniors Housing in the last months. The Board has heard we are to receive a grant from the BC Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. It is very much appreciated that the local Legion branch has supported our application for this funding. Also thanks to Murray Abercrombie for donating two fire extinguishers for the units.

Volunteers will have a work bee in April to complete the landscape installation of trees and shrubs donated by the Garden Club, with help from Val’s Gardens. The Club has raised an additional $407 which will be spent on the fence around the vegetable garden - it is partly built. Anyone in the community who would like to help install wire fencing, talk to Val (2841). Grass seed will be going down as soon as the ground is dry enough to work on. Thank you Garden Club for all of the support.

Please inquire now if Seniors Housing would be an opportunity for you to change where you live - this project is intended to help the oldest members of our community, stay in the community. There have been numerous inquiries from off islanders, and from hopefuls who are under the age of 65 - they do not meet the criteria of the housing. The last unit available is meant for someone who fits the mandate of the Society. Please consider this rental, since it may be a few years before there are additional units available. For more info call Jeanne Stoppard at 285 2835.