Crofton angels bearing shovels

By the way, did you hear:

• You can bet the family of Jakeb and Beauman Ball are proud. During the heavy snowfall earlier this month, the boys, 11 and 9 respectively, picked up their shovels and marched around their Crofton neighbourhood shoveling driveways for free. Nice job, men.

• Got a nice report from Helga Lambrecht on the Duncan festivities for International Women’s Day. Among those entertaining were singers Kendra Lovely, Cari Burdett and Beverly McKeen, dancers Hanna Daniels and Daria Seeliger, and Zumba teacher Roslyn Pringle. Others taking part included Lynn Weaver, Tina Schoen, Lorene Benoit, the Spirit Drummers and Lynn Weaver. Helping support the event through donations were Thrifty’s, Dinter’s Nursery, Matraea and Carol Donnelly of Cowichan Spirit of Women.

•  Anne Brunet of Providence Farm is looking for help for one last push to help its Giving Campaign find a few thousand dollars to reach its goal of $50,000. To help the campaign, Affinity Guesthouse donated a weekend group stay, won by long-time Farm supporter, Murray Logan, of Ye Old Dogwood custom lumber cutting. Donations to the Farm can be sent to 1843 Tzouhalem Road, V9L 5L6, or can be made on the Farm’s website,

• Islands Agriculture Show president Kathy Lachman says the show is headed to the Comox Valley in 2015, after successful three-year run at Cowichan Exhibition Park. Organizers hope moving it around can make it more accessible to farmers from different areas and raise the profile throughout Vancouver Island. Show manager Shari Paterson will work with the Comox Valley Economic Development Society.

• Six new directors were elected to the Chemainus Residents Association board at its recent annual general meeting. They were: Kathy Wachs, chair Bernie Jones, vice-chair and communications co-ordinator; Gus Kolaric, treasurer and membership coordinator; Lana Halme, secretary, and Lorraine Taylor and Teya Neddelin, directors.

• CDH Hospital Auxiliary volunteer Maggie Chambers, the convenor of the magazine service at Cowichan District Hospital tells us a recent NLP call for volunteers worked. Now, she says, if more magazines would come in that would be perfect. Email Maggie at

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