Dwight saluted in Times Square
By the way, did you hear:
• Grade 11 local student Roan Nix participants and staff of the Dwight Global Leaders Academy are excited to tell us a group picture of the academy lit up New York’s iconic Times Square late last month, congratulating the group on their achievements. The August academy hosted at the school, saw 50 students from around the world attend to learn and practice social entrepreneurship.
• Max Grace and Ivo Olivotto of Victoria are grateful to the Cowichan response Juy27 when both their wives sustained serious injuries from a cycle accident. “In particular, we would like thank the couple in the red pickup truck, the nurse who rushed from her home to help out and a fellow named Mike Townsend who was driving a silver Dodge ram pickup truck. Mike transported the bikes and me to the ferry at Mill Bay which was a considerable distance out of his way,” they write.
• Things continue to roll at the South Cowichan Sunday Farmers Market. Organizers report Conrad Davies with Apatate, the poutine truck, sold out of fries during the Sept. 6 event. Geordie Haslam of Haslam Haven Farm did very well with his local produce. The winner of the free vendor draw was Justin Gilbertson of Fogy Mountain Forge. The winner of the 50/50 vendor draw was Leigh Parker and Troy Lywood from EmmAlly’s Bakery and Café.
• Duncan-born Jack Siemens is a biology student studying at the University of Victoria, who spent the summer as the student employee at Lake Cowichan’s Kaatza Station Museum over the summer. His display on the history of the wildlife around Cowichan Lake is on displau 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday through until Dec. 16.
• Linda McDaniels of the Cowichan Intercultural Society tells us the Victoria-based organization Surrounded by Cedar and the CIS’s Inclusive Leadership program combined for the Sacred Circles Leadership Camp and Khowutzun 2012 Outdoor Education and Leadership Camp to offer 12 days of leadership fun for 26 youth this August. The youth explored the ancient traditions of the Quw’utsun people, learned leadership skills and learned the steps involved for creating communities based on respect for each other, for the earth and for diverse cultural traditions.
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