CONTENTS OCTOBER 2014
“Business ideas are like those flying dragons in Avatar. First you have to find one, let it choose you, then be brave enough to ride it.”
6 Small biz: recovery
Sunshine Treatment Centre
9 Small biz: Mompreneurs
That elusive work-life balance
11 Small biz: The Patricia Flooded, but not forlorn
13 Small biz: profiles
Meet the people behind the biz
- Ryan Lilly
16 Election kick-off
Volume 9, Number 9
Publisher & Managing Editor
Isabelle Southcott Associate Publisher & Sales Manager
Sean Percy Sales & Marketing
Numbers to digest
18 Youth exchange
Special Projects Coordinator & Graphics
To Italy and beyond!
22 Trying out tarot
Powell River Living is published by Southcott Communications.
What’s in the cards?
24 I Made the Move
Powell River Living is supported entirely by our advertisers. We encourage you to choose the businesses that you see in these pages. We do.
The Wyse family
25 Business Connections Big changes afoot
Please sign your letters
28 Warm for Winter
ON THE COVER
A snugger home
Friends of the Patricia Theatre members were snapped after their regular meeting September 26, in the now-seatless auditorium. The theatre was recently flooded, and is in repairs. Read more about the story on Page 11. Pictured are Patricia owner Ann Nelson, Friends chair Amy Sharp, Angie Davey, Nina Mussellam, Craig Brownhill and Carole Regnier Missing are Myrna Leishman and Laura Berezan. Princess Diva, the theatre cat, lent us her royal presence.
30 What’s Up?
Art abounds in October
32 Community Calendar
So much to do in just 31 days
34 Lives Lived
Photo by Sean Percy
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IT’S FIRE PREVENTION WEEK! October 5th—11th
Mark your calendar to join your neighborhood Fire Department when we host Strong Start Outreach & the ORCA bus!
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Commit to testing your smoke alarm and enter to win a prize basket sponsored by
6 Noon to 2pm 10am to Noon 10am to Noon 10am to Noon
Drop in All Ages Welcome
Fri. Oct. 3rd Mon. Oct. 6th Wed. Oct. 8th Fri. Oct. 10th
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