Dwight gives charity cold response
By the way, did you hear:
• Dwight International School staff and students dove into the icy waters of Shawnigan Lake March 12 in an effort to raise funds for Haiti. Service Club member and Grade 12 student Katie Koolman led the effort which raised about $1,000 to help build schools in Haiti, which is still recovering from the massive 2010 earthquake.
• Coastal Community Credit Union 2012 Coastal Spirit Fund program has helped out the following Chemainus non-profit events: the Chemainus Business Improvement Area Canada Day; the Cowichan Neighbourhood House food preservation workshops; the Chemainus Theatre Festival Society comedy, Harvest; and, the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society Music in the Park Summertime Series.
• Rosalie Power of the South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce asks you to mark your calendar for May 12 and join in the hunt for treasures in the second-annual Culinary Treasure Hunt.
• Congratulations to Don McClintock of RE/MAX of Duncan, who was recently honoured with a Realtor Care Award, presented to those “whose dedication to excellence influences the quality of life in the communities they serve.”
• Alessandra De Leeuw tells us her daughter, local dancer (and NLP paper carrier) Lavi De Leeuw did more than do well at the Cowichan Music Festival. She finished second in classical ballet and tap and first in character ballet and lyrical jazz. But what’s more remarkable is the tap placing happened after she slipped on the shiny floor downstairs and broke her elbow just before her performance.
• Lesley Fountain tells us The Duncan thrift store affiliated with Somenos Transition House — WINGS II: Women in Need Growing Stronger — is in need of nightgowns, housecoats, slippers, yoga pants, or shirts and skirts suitable for job interviews. A donation of any of these items would be greatly appreciated.
• Sue Lindgren and the ReThreads Custom Clothing Company celebrated their move the much larger upstairs suite on the second floor of 262 Station Street with a March 3 party.
• Congratulations to the Cowichan Toastmasters 950 Club which has enjoyed a recent resurgence in membership! On Saturday at Duncan Farmers’ Market, town crier Ben Buss read the proclamation that March is Toastmasters Month in the city of Duncan.
Exciting things happening for you, your friends or your family that you want to share with your community? Send us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to spread the word.