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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fish and game club cleans up

VILLAGERS IN DEHRADUN appreciate the efforts of a Comox Valley family working to make life better for people in the northern Indian community.

Enjoy curry for a cause What does the Comox Valley have in common with Dehradun, India? Normally, not a whole lot. But on May 11 you can have the opportunity to experience a bite of India if you come to St. George’s United Church at 6 p.m. for a fundraising

Personal historian teaching You’re invited to join personal historian Elizabeth Alex for an interactive three-hour workshop at the Courtenay and District Museum on May 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. While the idea of writing a lengthy history can be overwhelming, focusing on one story at a time is easier, more fun and can paint a more colourful picture of who you are. Bring a notebook and come prepared to create a short story inspired by a single experience in your life. The workshop is designed for people of all ages to enjoy. As a writer with a lifelong interest in history and genealogy, Elizabeth brings a very personal point of view to enthusiasts in the Comox Valley. Before moving northward, Elizabeth owned a small business, Spinning Family Tales, in Victoria. Please pre-register by calling the museum at 250-334-0686. The cost is $10 for museum members, $12 for non-members, $8 for students and $6 for children. Light refreshments will be served. — Courtenay and District Museum

dinner. Tickets are $15 for an authentic taste of India’s cuisine. Not only that, but you will have the chance to purchase some handmade paper, beautiful jewelry, and gorgeous scarves. Proceeds of the evening will go towards supporting the work of a family whose roots are in the Comox Valley. Shifa Ministries is a Canadian non-profit organization based in the Northern Indian town of Dehradun. Lindsay (Weir) Kumar, her husband Sonu, and two delightful daughters have been working with the desperately poor and underprivileged of

India’s slums for more than 10 years. More information and details about their work will be shared during the dinner. Come this Friday to find out more about this invaluable work on the other side of the world. You can make an impact while enjoying a delicious homemade curry dinner. Tickets are available through Uptown Yarns or by contacting Ann or Lindsay at 250-3393421 to purchase or reserve your spot. Limited tickets will be made available at the door unless the event is already sold out. — Shifa Ministries

Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association members collected garbage from the roadsides recently in conjunction with Earth Day. About 60 members turned up for the Annual Spring Cleanup and cleaned up the roadside from the Fish and Game property all the way to Lake Trail at the Morrison Creek overpass and Colake Road and Bevan Road. “We are pleased to say that members were only able to haul 3,700 kilograms to the waste management centre, down from around 8,000 last year,” says spokesperson Gail Eggiman. Thank you to Bruce Henderson, owner of J.R. Edgett Excavating Ltd., who provided a dump truck and loader and operator Ken Fawkes and truck driver Doug Etherington. Corrigall Gord Trucking and Backhoe provided a backhoe and driver. Greg Lafortune, Gord Parnham, Bill Metner and Jeff Marinus filled potholes in the road, much to the delight of several motorists who gave them a high five. Also, much appreciation goes to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre for waiving tipping fees, and Judy at the gate for

putting up with our enthusiastic volunteer

drivers. — Courtenay and District Fish

and Game Protective Association

The Spa at April Point

Purchase one Aveda treatment and receive the second one for





*Offer runs May 9 to June 30. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Of equal or lesser value. 250-285-2668

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Comox Valley Record, May 09, 2012  

May 09, 2012 edition of the Comox Valley Record

Comox Valley Record, May 09, 2012  

May 09, 2012 edition of the Comox Valley Record