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Charlie Cox, left, and Archie Cox love their books. (Photo submitted)

Summer Fest giveaways coming from Rotary Saturday

Normal celebrations not happening again yet, but club keeps the community spirit going

 

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marked 99 days to the Games

 

Honour Guard marches to Forbes Hall from the fire hall, beginning the traditional ceremony of remembrance and gratitude to Pete Rees for a life of extraordinary service to his country and community. (Photo by Carol Sowerby)

Rees led a full life whether on land, at sea or in the air

Community ceremony on Thetis Island pays tribute to a remarkable man

 

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary members make another significant donation to the BC Cancer Foundation. (Photo submitted)

A $50,000 donation made by Auxiliary to BC Cancer Foundation

Contribution will help provide more prostate exams each year

  • May 16, 2022
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary members make another significant donation to the BC Cancer Foundation. (Photo submitted)
Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews and vice president Shannon Bellamy at the in Search of Snipes exhibit where a new Stefan was finally added in 2021. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Festival of Murals Society busy throughout the pandemic

Completion of projects still happens, with much more in the works this year

Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews and vice president Shannon Bellamy at the in Search of Snipes exhibit where a new Stefan was finally added in 2021. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The B.C. 55-Plus Games, the province’s largest annual sporting competition, requires 1,500 volunteers and is expected to contribute over $3 million to the region’s economy. (Courtesy of 55-Plus BC Games)

1,500 volunteers needed for Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games this year

Saanich Commonwealth Place host kickoff to volunteer drive on April 30

The B.C. 55-Plus Games, the province’s largest annual sporting competition, requires 1,500 volunteers and is expected to contribute over $3 million to the region’s economy. (Courtesy of 55-Plus BC Games)
Chemainus-Thetis-Penelakut FAC co-chair Keith Rush with his seven-month old grandson, Henry. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

Rush, Cross exemplary volunteers

Meet your Chemainus-Thetis-Penelakut-ferry advisory committee co-chairs

  • Apr 22, 2022
Chemainus-Thetis-Penelakut FAC co-chair Keith Rush with his seven-month old grandson, Henry. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)
There’s always a large crowd when the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society brings the Naden Band to the Rotary bandshell. (Photo submitted)

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  • Apr 2, 2022
There’s always a large crowd when the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society brings the Naden Band to the Rotary bandshell. (Photo submitted)
Isabel Anderson and Daisy McNamara are among the senior skaters in roles as flight attendants for the opening segment of the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s spring concert. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Attention to detail skating club forte

Spring concert showcases organization’s strengths

Isabel Anderson and Daisy McNamara are among the senior skaters in roles as flight attendants for the opening segment of the Fuller Lake Skating Club’s spring concert. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Luisa Shillingford on the ice with husband Cleve. Between the figure skating and power skating programs, they’ve spent many long hours at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dedicated figure skating president keeps club thriving

Shillingford knows the job so well she can do it with her eyes closed

Luisa Shillingford on the ice with husband Cleve. Between the figure skating and power skating programs, they’ve spent many long hours at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Fire Department was called out to a late-night fire last week. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus firefighters douse composting fire

Snuffing it out within a storage building takes considerable time

The Chemainus Fire Department was called out to a late-night fire last week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program offered at 55+ Activity Centre

Seniors will receive help to prepare and file returns

The Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It’s a crazy busy time of the year at the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus. Sorting out the abundant items, from left, are: Arlene Robinson, Melvene Hill and Kathryn Asp. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Neighbourhood House working diligently to meet community needs

COVID restrictions make things more difficult, but crucial services still being provided

It’s a crazy busy time of the year at the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus. Sorting out the abundant items, from left, are: Arlene Robinson, Melvene Hill and Kathryn Asp. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Roy Summerhayes, director of the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce presents funds from the Chamber’s Chemainus Christmas Market to Kathryn Asp, president of the Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association and exceptional CNHA volunteer Jenn Kollinger. (Photo submitted)

Funds a big boost for Neighbourhood House

Chamber contributes partial proceeds from its first-ever Christmas Market

Roy Summerhayes, director of the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce presents funds from the Chamber’s Chemainus Christmas Market to Kathryn Asp, president of the Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association and exceptional CNHA volunteer Jenn Kollinger. (Photo submitted)
Great work of Chemainus Communities in Bloom makes a huge difference to the beautification of Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Volunteers clean up traffic circles for bulb planting

See our checklist for the many seasonal chores to be done

  • Oct 29, 2021
Great work of Chemainus Communities in Bloom makes a huge difference to the beautification of Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dick Stanton was a much-admired and respected community member. (Photo submitted)

Take a page from volunteer playbook

Stanton and the Lavenders set an example

Dick Stanton was a much-admired and respected community member. (Photo submitted)
Ellen and Len Lavender with Mike Beggs at the Chemainus Legion. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Lavenders leave a huge void in Chemainus volunteer component

Community provides a warm send-off to couple before the move to Calgary

Ellen and Len Lavender with Mike Beggs at the Chemainus Legion. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dick Stanton was a much-admired and respected community member. (Photo submitted)

Stanton leaves a legacy of volunteering

Longtime firefighter devoted himself to the community

Dick Stanton was a much-admired and respected community member. (Photo submitted)
Chris Bear addresses volunteers at luncheon. (Photo by Cari Lougheed)

Police celebrate their volunteers

Community members provide a value service

  • Oct 17, 2021
Chris Bear addresses volunteers at luncheon. (Photo by Cari Lougheed)
Longtime Chemainus & District Baseball Association president Larry Hopwo. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)

Baseball association plans a second annual general meeting Oct. 19

Small turnout results in another attempt at forming an executive

Longtime Chemainus & District Baseball Association president Larry Hopwo. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)