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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Shine a light on diversity With our doors open to all, BC’s public schools are rich in human diversity. By celebrating that diversity we can learn from one another and build stronger, safer and more respectful communities.

Thank you! The Houston Christian School Senior Boys Volleyball Team would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses and people for their generous financial support towards our trip to the Provincial Championship in Kelowna BC on November 28- Dec 1. We would like to acknowledge that these contributions helped make this memorable event possible for us. Thanks again for your willingness to support us. Groot Bros. Contracting AA Ventures (Andrew and Arlene Leffers) All West Glass – Houston Sullivan Motor Products Reitsma’s Home Hardware Dutchies Contracting Meints Bros. Contracting Dungate Community Forest Bulkley Valley Credit Union - Houston


Thanks also to the parents who were able to come down and support us and all others for their prayers and support in so many different ways.

A message from the Bulkley Valley Teachers’ Union

Twain Sullivan School: Mr. Dave Conway and the Twain Choir. Heidi Sullivan, Brooke Gillies, Sarah Malkinson, Maurisa Savage, Savannah Sommerfeld, Hanna Bhatti, Megan Anderson, Chris Jansma, Emma Larson, Nick Taylor, Cameron Ridgway, Dayvin Barden, Hailey Lokken, Tanner Waterhouse, Abby Jansma, Keegan Hargrove, Kyle Jansma, Lacey Giesbrecht and Alyssa Quast from Twain Sullivan and Mackenzie Emberley from Silverthorne

A special thank you to Dave Conway and Glenn Farrell who made this night possible! 50/50 draw results from the Serendipity Sale: Tasha Kelly won and the concert winner was Jamie Beck.

Houston Community Calendar

Santa will be at the Houston Mall Sat., Dec. 15 from 10am - 3pm. Photos available by WaterWeb Photography (Jason & Laura Onderwater) First Print: n July 2007 $5 Extra copies $3/each. All proceeds go to the Food Newspapers Bank and the Community Christmas Dinner. Sleepover at the Bethlehem Inn - Fri. Dec. 14 & Pantone 287 Blue Sat. Dec. 15 @ 5:30pm at the Christian School. Pantone 356 TicketsGreen available at Countrywide Printing, 1st Choice Pantone 139 Harvest Fashions & Houston Christian School. This program is not recommended for children under 5. A free-will offering will be taken at the end of the program.




The Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club Membership Pick up your registration package from Countrywide Sports or download from Houston Secondary School webpage: http://hssweb. Colour Logo File

CREDIT UNION You Belong Here

Bulkley Valley

@ 7:00pm


Come out & enjoy an evening of skating performances, Christmas music & goodies.

Bring your skates there will be a skate with Santa after the show!

Seniors Bingo is every Tues. at 7pm at Cottonwood Manor. Entry is $1. Come out & enjoy a fun prize filled evening. Lots of prizes!


Structural Firefighting/Hwy Rescue. Interested? Topley Volunteer Fire Dept. is accepting applications. No experience necessary please contact Byron - F/C 250-696-3348 or come to a fire practice: Thurs. @ 1930 hrs (7:30 pm) Topley Volunteer Fire Dept. meetings every 2nd Tues. of the month at 7:30 pm. Fire practices every Thurs. at 7:30 pm.


Topley Victory Church services: 10:30 a.m.

Granisle and District Seniors meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thurs. of each month at 1pm in the Seniors Centre.

Community Calendar proudly sponsored by

HOUSTON & DISTRICT BRANCH 2365 Copeland Ave. P.O. Box 1480, Houston • Ph: 250-845-7117

December 14, 2012

The program is not recommended for children under the age of 5 years. A free-will offering will be taken at the end of the program and donated to the Christian School. Any questions please contact Michalle Brown at 845-7494

Granisle Volunteer Fire Department meetings & fire The Houston legion Branch 249: Meeting: 2nd Mon. of practices every Tues., 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall. the month is Executive, 4th Mon. is General Meeting (we have not been able to get a quorum in months, members Granisle Church of the Way services are Sun., 11 a.m. Bible study is Thurs. at 7 p.m. please attend).

Bulkley Valley

Houston Figure Skating Club Friday,

Where: Christian School Gymnasium When: Two performances: Friday December 14, 5:30 PM Saturday December 15, 5:30 PM Tickets are limited and can be picked up at no cost at: Country Wide Printing, 1st Choice Fashions and the Houston Christian School, as we need to know how many to prepare for.

Mike & Michalle Brown, Emily Anderson, Kim Van Barneveld, Debbie Metcalf, Steph & James Farmer, Angela Ettinger, Magneto and Friends; with Glenn Farrell, Dave Conway, Liam Daly, Nick Ortiz and Nate Ortiz

Christmas Skating Gala - Houston Figure Skating Club. Fri. Dec 14 @ 7pm. Admission by donation. Come out & enjoy an evening of skating performances, Christmas music & goodies. Bring your skates there will be a skate with Santa after the show!

Presented by the

It is more than 2000 years ago...Caesar Augustus has issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. You are invited to travel back to Bethlehem and to a very special dinner theater to be first-hand observers of the events that took place on the night Christ was born! Come be ready to laugh, eat and be merry while enjoying this wonderful experience.

The 2013 HSS Europe Group would like to thank everyone for coming out to the Christmas Concert they hosted November 24. They would not have been able to do it without the amazing talent of the following people!

HouSToN PuBlIC lIBRaRy EVENTS... Sat., Dec. 15 from 1-4pm: Join Miake Elliott from Countrywide Sports at the library for a fun afternoon of snowshoeing theory and practice. Learn how to snowshoe safely and confidently. $10 per family (four or more people), $3 per person (adult) $2 per child 7 to 12 years (children 6 and under are free). All children 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. A limited number of snowshoes will be available to use. Hot chocolate and snacks will be served after the practical portion of the workshop. Please call the library to pre-register for this event! 250-845-2256. • Dec. 20: Mark Zagwyn will be at the Library taking “Passport Photos” from 12-6pm • Fri. Jan. 4, 2013 – Morice Mt. Nordic Ski Club presents…Introduction to Community Coaching, level 1 (NCCP) CrossCountry Coaching Certificate Training. 6-10pm and Sat., Jan. 5, 2013 from 8am to 4pm at the Houston Public Library. $85.00 for non-members, Free to members of the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski club, Free Season membership for Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club Coaches. For more information and to register, contact Kelly Favron at: 250-845-0097 or skfavron@

Christmas Skating Gala


HSS EUROPE 2013 - Thank you

Please keep your announcements as brief as possible. Deadline (faxed or mailed or delivered) is 4 p.m. Thursday. Items are printed or alternated as space permits. Items will be accepted via fax, email or dropped at the office. No phone calls please. More calendar items are listed online and can be submitted or viewed at

Houston Today

Salvation Army – Food bank donation of $1180.

Houston Community

Christmas Dinner December 25th 5:30 p.m. upstairs in the Legion

~ No Charge ~ Transportation can be provided or dinner can be delivered to you. Please don’t be alone at Christmas. Join us for dinner. For info call Sharon: 250-845-3466

Houston Today, December 12, 2012  

December 12, 2012 edition of the Houston Today

Houston Today, December 12, 2012  

December 12, 2012 edition of the Houston Today