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1319 Mills Road
North Saanich, BC V8L 5T2
(250) 656-3223

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Explore: Easter fun around town, Fletcher's Challenge, Repair Café - Times Colonist

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Latoria Boulevard and Sparrowhawk Avenue. The event includes an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Sidney: Scavenger hunt at Greenglade Teen Lounge, 6-8 p.m. 2151 Lannon Way in Sidney. Sunday: North Saanich: Easter Egg Hunt, 1-2 p.m. at Dominion Brook Park, North Saanich, across from Panorama Rec Centre. For more information, visit: crd.bc.ca/panorama Esquimalt: Lions Easter Egg Extravaganza, Sunday, noon-3 p.m. at Esquimalt’s Gorge Park, with food, entertainment, crafts and an Easter egg hunt. For more information, visit: esquimalt.ca Saanich: Child Friendly Celebration with a short Easter Service followed by Easter egg hunt at St. Luke Cedar Hill Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., 2:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, visit: stlukesvictoria.ca Café volunteers take care of repairs Instead of throwing out that broken clock, toy, bent bicycle or torn shirt, why not see if you can get it fixed at the Repair Café on Saturday at the Central Library Branch? It’s amazing what can be made as good as new again by volunteers with a broad range of skills, who are equally capable of mending a holey sweater and getting a toaster to pop again. “We’ve had all sorts [of items brought in],” said library assistant Kate Rutherford. “The last [repair café], we had a musician bring in her metronome,which was on the fritz. “We get lots of fabric repairs. People bring in their dresses that need hemming or need a rip stitched up.” Run in conjunction with Repair Café Victoria, the café offers the expertise of volunteer seamstresses, woodworkers, furniture experts, electricians, a knot expert and bicycle technicians. Repairs are done on a drop-in basis and space is limited. Handy volunteers will staff the Repair Café between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the community room of the Central Library, 735 Broughton. The Repair Café is free and open to children, teens, adults and seniors. Those looking for more information can email: adults@gvpl.ca. Gorge nature house back to seasonal action The Gorge Waterway Nature House has opened for the spring season, and will welcome guests Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 31. Summer hours kick in June 1. The nature house is in Esquimalt Gorge Park and is operated in partnership with the World Fisheries Trust, a Victoria-based non-profit group, and the Township of Esquimalt. The World Fisheries Trust teamed with Esquimalt and various other organizations to open the facility in 2008. It includes a marine touch tank and a watershed model of the Gorge Waterway, along with a large library featuring environmental resources. There is also a children’s play area with a station for species identification, a gift shop and a concession. Admission is by donation. For more information, go to gorge.ca or call 778-265-5119. Fletcher’s Challenge marks 10th anniversary The 10th annual Fletcher’s Challenge, held in memory of late Times Colonist sports editor Gavin Fletcher, is set for Friday at Nanaimo’s Westwood Park. Fletcher, who was also a former news editor at the Nanaimo Daily News, died at 39 in a 2006 car crash on the Malahat. The fundraising event that bears his name includes a trail run with a mystery route, a family cookie run/walk — so named because it includes a cookie station along the route — and an Easter egg hunt. Fletcher’s Challenge started as a fundraiser for his family, but now raises money to support the Runners of Compassion, a non-profit group dedicated to backing causes that help the community. Proceeds go to purchase sports equipment and footwear for youth in need. The 12-kilometre trail run — which is capped at 235 participants — is now sold out. It will have “the obligatory number of ups and downs, as you h...
http://www.timescolonist.com/explore-easter-fun-around-town-fletcher-s-challenge-repair-caf%25C3%25A9-1.15141048

Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont Enterprise

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Utica; by their four daughters, Mrs. Wendy J. Hotaling of Northville, Mrs. Laurel A. St. Onge of Northville, Mrs. Erika L. Troxell of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Amy E. Cline of Kamloops, British Columbia; by her two brothers, Paul T. Burnett of Donna, Texas and Clark W. Burnett of Citrus Springs, Florida; and by her 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held at a time to be announced in the spring in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Northville. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.Memorial contributions may be made to local hospice agencies.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Community mourns doctor who put focus on health care in the north - CBC.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A doctor who spent decades working to improve health care in northern British Columbia is being mourned after he died Tuesday night.Dr. Bert Kelly was a "tireless champion for health care" said Prince George city councillor Susan Scott, who announced his passing via Facebook.Kelly was a key architect of the Northern Medical Program, in which students in UBC's medical program are trained in northern B.C. in an effort to help recruit and retain future medical professionals in a region that historically has been underserved.Faced with chronic doctor shortages in Prince George and the surrounding area, Kelly helped lead a local group of physicians and specialists in what was effectively a strike in 2000, withdrawing non-essential services until the province agreed to commit more funding and efforts to recruitment and retention of doctors in the north. By 2004 the Northern Medical Program was opened, with Kelly serving the role of Executive Director of the Northern Medical Society.Truly sad this morning at the loss of Dr. Bert Kelly! He wa...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dr-bert-kelly-prince-george-1.4447039

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
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