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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News


Community awards, the Glassies, set for March 7 17 people and businesses nominated as finalists

On March 7, the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will honour the outstanding members of our community. All residents, employees and businesses of the Parksville district were eligible for nomination.   The Community Awards, called the Glassies, are sponsored by The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Thrifty Foods, Vancouver Island University and CHEK News. They honour individuals, associations and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the community in 2013. The gala awards ceremony sells out every year, and is held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.    Tickets for the event are available at the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, 1275 East Island Highway. An independent nominations review panel was drawn from a cross-section of individuals representing the business, community and civic perspectives. The review panel selected as finalists those nominees that truly met the motivation for the awards: a business, association or person who demonstrated a great capacity for caring, applying original ideas, accepting challenges, and taking risks while balancing the social needs of the community in their efforts. Over the past several months, nomination forms were distributed throughout the district and the review panel had the difficult task of choosing the following finalists in each of these six categories:

Volunteer • Jim Brown • Charlotte Moore • Lynn Pearson outstanding Customer serViCe • Mark Chandler – Extreme Eatz Food Truck • Mica Verbrugge – Whiskey Creek Christmas Tree Farm and U-Cut • Karen Waugh – Shopper’s Drug Mart   entrepreneur • Kelly Forrest & Alex Fras – Bee U Organics • Kira Sanchez  – Health First Massage Therapy & Holistics • Beth Alden – Kickstart Fitness   Business • Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC • Island Radio • Kickstart Fitness   Youth of the Year • Chance Grant • Delaney Gunn   Citizen of the Year • Robin Campbell • Sheila Dale • Duane Round — Submitted by the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce

IMPORTANT NOTICE Water Main Flushing


spring opening: Construction of the new Mid Island Co-op gas bar, with upstairs residential units, is progressing in downtown Parksville. Petroleum operations manager Blair Gjevre said they are still on schedule to open this spring.

Get lessons on popular card game The Parksville Qualicum Duplicate Bridge Clubs is offering bridge lessons to people who play in clubs as well as those who play at home. There are a lot of bridge players who would like to improve their game by learning some new conventions and this is who the lessons will be aimed at. Lessons will be taught by two instructors: Janet Woolgar, who will teach the more basic convention


and Al Stacey, who will teach a more advanced version. In each case, the assumption is that you know how to play bridge. Lessons will be offered on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Qualicum Beach Legion from 10 a.m. to noon starting March 4. Lessons will cost $6. Contact Al Stacey at 250-594-8919 or e-mail Janet Woolgar at for more info. —Submitted by Al Stacey and Janet Woolgar


Valentine Luncheon for Members February 14 - Two Sittings

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EPCOR will be flushing the water distribution system between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm in the following areas on the dates noted below:

Wildlife Adoption Program makes a great keepsake gift!

Feb 17th - Feb 21st : Oceanside and Johnstone and Pintail Road area, Drew Road and Sunrise Drive areas Feb 24th - Feb 28th : River Crescent, Imperial Road, Barclay Crescent, Lee Road, Woodland Drive, Sumar Lane, Pebble Beach and Columbia Beach area Mar 3rd - Mar 7th : Church Road, Ackerman Road, Wembley Road, Riley Road, Kasba Circle, Reid Road, Neden, Esslinger, Tara, Osprey, Crystal, and Aerie Estates


Mar 17th - Mar 21th : Roberton, Morningstar, Arrowsmith, Lowrys, Yellowbrick, Mulholland, Quail’s Landing, Ascension, Fishermen’s Circle, Breakwater, Dickinson, Glenhale, Island Highway, Cavin, Ocean, and French Creek Marina area Water main flushing is part of EPCOR’s maintenance program to remove sediment and to maintain good water pressure. Your water remains safe to use, however once flushing is complete, we recommend you run your outside water tap for approximately 10 minutes or until the water runs clear, flush the tank at the back of the toilets and flush your hot water tank as per manufacturer’s instructions. Please check your water supply before doing laundry to avoid possible staining. Thank you for your cooperation. EPCOR continues to monitor and perform ongoing water quality tests to ensure you have Quality On Tap. If you have questions please call us at (250) 951-2460.

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For our Seed Starting and Pruning Seminars February 15th, 2014



Seed Starting Seminar 10:00am

“Good Service is Not Expensive, it’s Priceless”

with Bernie Guyader (Master Gardener)

Pruning Seminar 2:00pm

with Luke Downs (The Landscape Consultants)

587 Alberni Hwy. Parksville



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February 11, 2014 edition of the Parksville Qualicum Beach News