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Food banks getting their fill
By the way, did you hear:
• This week is a huge week for Chef Fatima da Silva and her network of Flash Food mobsters. A full week of food-raising activity culminates in a Family Day event, followed by a dinner and dance Saturday at the Eagles Hall. Ed Kehler, Dave Darwin, the Duncan Daybreak Rotary Club, Rotary Club Duncan, South Cowichan Rotary Club, Branch 1919 Legion (Chemainus), Duncan Lions, Duncan Kinsmen, Duncan Eagles, The Salvation Army - Cowichan Valley Ministries and the Cowichan Intercultural Society. Tickets are available at Bistro 161, Salvation Army, Sands, Copycat Printing and the News Leader Pictorial.
• Colleen Fuller from the Cowichan Valley Basket Society was very appreciative of the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive in mid-September where more than 263 volunteers spent 348 hours visiting 5,065 homes, and collected more than 11,041 pounds of non-perishable food. Among the local sponsors: Duncan Superstore, Safeway, Cobble Hill Country Grocer, 49th Parallel, Kenwill Marketing, Artline Closet, Highway Auto Body, Northern Star Humanitarian and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
• Olivia Lyle is proud of the Coastal Community Credit Union-hosted $10,000 loonie scramble at a recent Cowichan Capitals/Victoria Grizzlies game. Loonie scramble winners were Carter Court, Keri Dutrisac, Carson Kamerbeek, Chona Stacey, Andre Sutter, Roy Wilkinson and Brendan Wright.
• In the valley’s north end last month, Catalyst Paper and the Halalt First Nation partnered with Young Professionals of Cowichan, the Crofton Fire Department, and the Island Corridor Foundation in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Their clean-up efforts focused on an area along the Chemainus River near the intersection of Halalt Road and Westholme Road. Among those involved: Brian Houle, Nicole Norris and Travis Peterson.
• Also on the Shoreline Clean-up front, Shelley Graham and the crew from MNP scoured the shoreline along Mill Bay Rd from Verdier Point to Northern edge of Bamberton, part of an island-wide MNP effort that yielded nearly 2,000 kilograms of trash — 790 of that in south Cowichan.
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