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COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Entrepreneurs starting early Credit union sponsoring program for Grade 6

PROVINCIAL NDP CANDIDATE Kassandra Dycke makes a point to environment critic Rob Fleming during his recent visit to the Comox Valley.

NDP oppose pipeline Comox Valley NDP candidate Kassandra Dycke says the proposed northern pipeline is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and bad for coastal communities. Dycke applauded the NDP’s formal opposition to the pipeline proposal, which was outlined in a letter the NDP caucus submitted to the Joint Review Panel Monday morning. “The northern pipeline proposal would result in hundreds of oil super tankers travelling through treacherous waters every year,” said Dycke. “The project makes no sense for the environment or the economy. It generates very few jobs, but puts existing jobs in tourism and fisheries at great risk.” Dycke, who discussed the project with NDP environment critic Rob Fleming when he was in the Comox Valley recently, said, “I am proud that the B.C. NDP is

putting the interests of British Columbians ahead of pressure from big oil companies.” When NDP leader Adrian Dix released his party’s submission to the Joint Review Panel, he said, “Under the Enbridge proposal, British Columbia would assume almost all the project’s risk, yet would see only a fraction of the benefits. “By any measure, such a highrisk, low-return approach simply isn’t in B.C.’s interests. “B.C. New Democrats are taking a stand on the Enbridge pipeline because B.C.’s interests are not being adequately represented nor protected by the provincial government in the review process,” said Dix. “It is simply not good enough to state, as the premier has, that the government is going to wait for the process to unfold before taking a position. The time to take a position is now.” — Kassandra Dycke

Women building home The Comox Valley will be the host city for the first Women Build in B.C. for Habitat for Humanity. Plans to start construction in late summer are well underway — all that’s needed is more estrogen. Let’s show the province that the women of little Comox Valley can raise $100,000 to make the dreams of a local fam-

ily come true by the end of 2012. Volunteers and support are needed in all areas of the build, from awareness to administration to fundraising to building. “Let’s leave the cleaning to the men on this one, ladies. We’d rather build it than clean it.” There are many areas in need of help to suit everyone’s comfort

level, from raising the $100,000, from donating supplies or services, to good old fashioned cash donations and fundraising. For more information on how to get involved, check out the Facebook page Women Build 2012 for the Comox Valley or e-mail — Habitat for Humanity

positively impacts the entire school community. Every year younger classes visit the Young Entrepreneur Show and have the opportunity to learn about When Patrisha Read- business.” er asked her Grade 6 Reader was thrilled students when they to see that young entrefirst realized that they preneurs from past could start their own years had inspired her businesses, many said students’ product ideas it was in kindergarten and marketing stratewhen they first visit- gies. ed the school’s Young “Being responsible Entrefor their preneur o w n Being responShow. product E a c h sible for their own devely e a r , product development o p m e n t Grade 6 requires c l a s s e s requires students to students p a r t i c i - really tap into their to really pate in creativity and imag- tap into P o w t h e i r inations. erPlay creativYo u n g Allyson Prescesky ity and Entreimaginapreneurs, an experien- tions,” says Prescesky. tial learning program Perhaps the most sponsored by Coastal striking product at Community Credit École Robb Road this Union. After six weeks year is called Flatties of planning their own to Fatties, a hand-sewn business ventures, the creature that expands students showcase with the support of a their achievements balloon. and sell products. There are amazing “PowerPlay Young and mysterious pet Entrepreneurs is a rocks, beach-themed reflection of our long- bird feeders and penterm commitment to dants with rocks that Vancouver Island com- have been tumbled for munities,” says Allyson six weeks. A zippered Prescesky, manager wallet crafted from of community experi- recycled bicycle tubes ence and communica- will be sure to catch tions. “We have been the attention of young sponsoring this pro- shoppers. gram in local schools The program is runsince 2003 and we are ning in 14 local schools especially proud that it as part of the credit

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union sponsorship and teachers report that the real-world activities are very impactful. Cathie Jackson of Airport Elementary in Lazo says, “There are lots of practical applications.” Her students developed formatting and other related computer skills when creating their business plans. Reader reports that the program was transformational for her students, including those who are not motivated academically. She adds, “PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs gave all my

students the chance to showcase their own unique strengths.” To find out more about PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs, visit or, or contact PowerPlay Strategies at 1-888-880-0816. ••• Showcase schedule: • Airport Elementary — 1475 Salmonberry Dr., Lazo on May 9, 12:45 - 3:00 p.m. • Queneesh Elementary — 2345 Mission Rd., Courtenay on May 23, 12:30 - 2:30. — Coastal Community Credit Union

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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