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By the way: Chips pushed aside by maple moose
By the way, did you hear:
• Friday is the last day to get in your nominations for the Chemainus Golden Brush Awards. Jeanne Ross of the Chemainus Chamber of Commerce tells us the nomination folder for these community service honours is bulging. Check their website for more. Island Savings, Coastal Community, Chemainus Valley Courier and Sandpiper Gardens and Glass are this year's sponsors.
• Barbara Coleman &Tina McKinlay, wardens of the parish of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Duncan are among the many celebrating the new ministry of the Rev. Clara Plamondon at her induction service Wednesday at 7 p.m. The church is at the corner of First & Jubilee Street
• Jill Munro's Caesar Salad-flavoured potato chips may be delicious, but they were not Canada's choice. The Mill Bay native's entry in the national Lay's Do Us a Flavour contest was defeated by Newfoundland's Tyler LeFrense and his Maple Moose as the next great Lay's potato chip flavour in Canada in a nationwide vote.
• Congratulations are in order for Lake Cowichan's Marg Davis for being just one of three Canadians to be awarded an Arthur. Stuart McLean of the CBC presented her with the award which honours the things that ordinary people do every day.
• The Rotary Club of Chemainus is fundraising to send nine of its members to Guatemala in February to help fix roofs, build bed frames, dig latrines and whatever else is needed to help the citizens of the impoverished Central American country.
• The Cody Classic Ball Tournament is making a difference outside the bounds of the Cowichan Valley. Callee Stromme, 8, of Courtenay was inspired to shave her head after seeing others at the tourney donate their hair for wigs. All the funds, including $1,195 raised by Callee went to help families dealing with childhood cancer.
• Congratulations to Saltair painter Carrie Kendall. Her painting was chosen Best in Show earlier this month during the opening of the Multi Media Fine Art Exhibition at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery.
• Duncan's George Dodd was singing the praises of Nick Boychuk and the crew from the Victoria Coast Guard after they arranged for help when his recent whale-watching trip went south after he ran out of fuel near Fulford Harbour.
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