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Garden House Book Sale

Garden House Book Sale Hits Major Celebration Year

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veryone involved with this year’s annual Garden House Foundation book sale at Bonner School in October will have a special cause for celebration. “At the end of June we received our fund statement, and we are now

4th Annual Travelling World Community Film Festival

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f you love documentary films, then be sure to attend the Travelling World Community Film Festival. The Festival kicks off this year with an opening night screening at Cherry Point Winery on Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 pm. The film “Connected by Coffee” follows two North American coffee roasters on a journey across Central America to

able to confirm that the fund will reach $100,000 by the end of December!” say Garden House founders Jim and Jackie Barker. What this means for families in crisis and animals in need in connect with the people who grow their coffee. They meet with soldiers who have become growers, women who now own their own farms, and countless small-scale farmers joining together to form cooperatives. And these co-ops are partnering with visionary coffee roasters and consumers in the North who believe in a fairer way of doing business. Fair Trade’s pioneers and experts discuss the ideals of the movement, the serious challenges it faces and their dreams for the future. Complimentary coffee themed bites and treats, plus coffee cupping and discussion with local coffee experts from Drumroaster and Level Ground after the film. Cherry Point wines will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Opening night tickets are $15, available at Cherry Point Winery or by calling 250597-3405. The Festival continues Oct. 2 & 3 at VIU Cowichan Campus, screening 26 more documentaries. For film descriptions and information: www.cowichanvalleyfilm.ca.

the Cowichan Valley is that the annual grants that Cowichan Family Life, Cowichan Women Against Violence and the Duncan S.P.C.A. receive from the foundation will be bigger than ever this year. The whole community, including individual donors, used book stores, thrift stores, businesses, schools, Valley newspapers and magazines, school district maintenance staff and of course the volunteers and those who come to the sale have made the fund a success. “About 100 tons of books have been donated to the sale since 2008. That translates into thousands of boxes of books which have then been sorted, stored and then carried from storage to the sale venue,” says Jim Barker. The Barkers are delighted

that this year, Duncan residents Gordon and Sheila Pike donated their personal and varied library collection. “Collections such as this usually provide some collectibles,” say the Barkers. “We have kept back a few valuable books each year since the sale began, and these will be made available at this year’s sale through a silent auction, with bids starting at $20.” The sale will take place on Saturday, October 17th from 9 am to 3 pm and on Sunday the 18th from 10 am until 1 pm. Every dollar you spend will keep on giving in perpetuity! For more information, please visit www. gardenhousefoundation. wordpress.com or call 250-743-4627 to donate books.

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October 2015 Issue 83  

For those who love to eat, live, play and shop in the Cowichan Valley.