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Children of all denominations welcome Assumption School offers new programs and infrastructure Creating a healthy learning environment for all its students, from k indergarten through grade nine, is the main goal for Assumption School administrators. In order to ensure each student receives the best education possible, current programs have been enhanced, infrastructure and facilities upgraded and new services added, including special education, after-school care, preschool, a soccer field and playground. Parents of children with special needs will find a wealth of special-education services and resources available at Assumption. ESL services are also available, i n one-on-one or small group settings. “We assess each child’s strengths and needs, and meet with our contracted professionals, including the teacher, teacher’s aide, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, psychologist and learning-resource teacher Katelyn Potesta,” explains Assumption principal Mimi Richardson. “The parents are also at the meeting; their input is a big part of it.” Potesta organizes the meetings, where goals are set and personalized plans put in place to determine how to meet those goals. “Kately n coord i nates
Assumption School students [from left] Mackenzie Sayer, 12, Kalea Roehlig, five, Raelyn Zakkour, eight, Avary Reid, seven, Coco Edwards, seven, and Alison Ruegg, 12.
specia l prog ra m m i ng when a child requires it,” says Richardson. “We have kids going to therapeutic swimming and riding, and specialized gymnastics programs, because not everyone can take part in typical physical education classes.” To enhance outdoor activities, a grant from Powell River Community Forest was used to develop a new playground and replace the aging soccer field. In addition to the grant, parents and volunteers donated time and labour to make
the new field possible. “The new field has opened up opportunities for students to be more active,” says parish education committee chairperson Stacey Ruegg. “It gets a lot of use now.” Only phase one of the new playground is complete, but the new and improved area is already very popular with students and neighbourhood children. “The field and playground are open to the public when school is not in session; it’s a community space,” explains Ruegg.
“We’re in a high-density area, so it’s nice to have a close facility for people who might not be able to drive to other equipment.” From 3:15 to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, after-school care coordinator Toni English has various stations set up for students who attend, including a quiet area where they can relax or read, an active area for playing and a separate space dedicated to homework. “We also have a ‘let’s create’ area, which is a lot of fun,” says English.
“Whatever they can imagine, we can make.” Children also have opportunities to burn off energy outside by playing physical games or using playground equipment. “Our after-school care started in January,” says Ruegg. “Everyone is welcome to sign up, even those not registered at the school.” Although the new preschool officially opens in September, registrations are now being accepted. According to Richardson, children attending will be in good hands.
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“Cynthia Spenst is a h ig h ly t ra i ned, ex per ienced and licensed early childhood educator,” says Richardson. “She is well known in the community for her work with children.” The preschool will feature a developmental focus and a direction toward kindergarten readiness. “Preschool is very much child-centred and going where the kids lead you,” says Spenst, who also holds a bachelor’s degree in human ecology, with a focus on family studies and child development. “It’s all through play and not imposing a program on them,” she adds. Preschool classes will run from 9-11:30 am, with three-year-olds attending Tuesdays and Thursdays and four-year-olds taking part Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Although Assumption is a Catholic-Christian school, children of all denominations are welcome. “We accept a l l st udents,” says Richardson. “Parents seem to enjoy all aspects of the school, and they all want their children to learn values, morals and be respectful and compassionate.” Reg ist rat ion for t he school year starting in September 2017 is now open. For information, call 604.485.9894, or go to assumpschool.ca.
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THE LAW CORNER
City starts seniors program
Q. I was operating a motor vehicle owned by my employer in the course of employment and was injured in a motor vehicle accident. Will I have a claim against ICBC?
Recreation department uses provincial grant to make community more age-friendly
A. When a worker (as defined in the Workers Compensation Act RSBC 1996 c.492 (the “Act”)) is injured, he or she may elect to bring a tort action against the other driver or claim compensation under the Act. However, if the other driver is a worker or employer acting in the course of employment, s.10 of the Act is a bar to any tort action and you may only be able to claim compensation under the Act. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident while at work, please contact me to discuss your claim.
A new monthly program at Powell River Recreation Complex aims to bring seniors together to learn about topics that matter to them. Taking place on the third Thursday of every month, Seniors Together Powell River is a partnership program with local senior organizations being hosted by City of Powell River’s Parks, Recreation and Culture department, thanks to a provincial Age-Friendly Communities Grant. The first session on Thursday, February 16, deals with the topic of driving as a senior, one of the main factors in the isolation of seniors in our community, says the city’s health and fitness program coordinator Christine Parsons. “We’re excited to be able to put on a program that’s catered to seniors and help reduce senior isolation in the community,” says
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ness opportunity, to let them know that they aren’t being targeted; that it’s a fact of reality and we have to come to terms with it.” Parsons says the first session, entitled The Mature Driver, is just the beginning of a series of presentations and that seniors who attend can help to decide on future topics. “We really want input from the seniors so they feel like they are a part in this, because this is all
about them,” says Parsons. “We have a variety of seniors who already utilize the complex, but what we are looking for is to really bring them together, including those isolated ones, and have them meet other seniors.” In addition to the monthly sessions, Seniors Together Powell River will gather information to submit an Age-Friendly Community Plan to local governments.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS VS. POWELL RIVER KINGS
Special Olympics floor hockey players from Powell River and Comox/Courtenay square off against Powell River Kings players in an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics BC-Powell River. The game starts at 2:30 pm in Brooks Secondary School gym. Admission is by donation.
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Parsons. “Part of senior isolation happens when seniors lose their driver’s licences, so it’s a hot topic. That’s one of the reasons why we wanted to start the program with that.” Local ICBC examiner Garry Stride will present driving information for seniors. Stride says the session is about trying to help and educate senior drivers about Road Safety standards. “Inevitably, it happens to each and every one of us. We all reach a point where our driving skills are declined or diminished to the point where we have to think, ‘Are we really safe to be on the roads?’” says Stride. “It’s just an aware-
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THE MEDICAL CLINIC ASSOCIATES The Medical Clinic Associates would like to advise patients of Doctors Bonsor, Burns, Delport, McDonald, Skobkareva and Strydon that they will be away between the dates of Monday, March 6, and Friday, March 24, although we are actively looking for locums. To date we have not been successful. Patients should make appointments prior to this with their doctor if they require prescription renewals or have any concerns they would like addressed. Patients will be seen at the clinic for urgent problems on a walk-in basis during this time. 648Vw15
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LET’S TALK TRASH machinery. Food waste is also rich in nutrients, which feed algae in the ocean, leading to algae blooms, and dreaded eutrophication, where a blanket of algae prevents sunlight from penetrating the water’s surface, essentially choking out all sea life. If your household does not compost at home, there is still the option to collect food scraps in a bucket and drop them off at the Town Centre recycling depot Monday to Saturday, 8 am-5:30 pm, for free disposal. Better yet, do your best to avoid unnecessary food waste in your kitchen by designating an “eat me first” shelf in your fridge. Let’s Talk Trash is Powell River Regional District’s waste-management education program.
Assumption Preschool Assumption School is excited to be offering preschool this Fall. Cynthia Spenst, with her early learning expertise and years of experience will be heading the class. Our program will have a play-based, child-centred developmental approach with a focus on social competency and school readiness. Morning programs will be offered for 3 and 4 year old from 9-11:30 am. Space is limited.
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When faced with the green dilemma of where to toss leftover food scraps or the science projects at the back of the fridge, a handy garburator that flushes away the evidence can be tempting, but is it truly an eco-friendly option? Most of us are now tuned into the truth that composting is a far more responsible way to deal with kitchen scraps than the garbage can. Landfills are anaerobic environments where food scraps are not converted into nutrients for microorganisms in the soil. Instead, they become methane gas, which is known to be, at minimum, 25 times more potent of a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. On a blustery winter night, however, making the trek to the backyard composter may decrease even the most wellmeaning person’s motivation. Before easing your conscience with the notion that a garburator is “feeding the fish,” consider a few things. Each time a garburator is turned on, it requires electricity and water. While we live in a temperate rainforest, it still takes energy to transport the water to our homes. Once macerated into tiny bits and flushed down the drain, garburated food ends up at our wastewater treatment plant. Contrary to popular belief, this facility is not set up to handle large volumes of this type of waste. Any amount of it taxes the
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ATTENTION: EVENT ORGANIZERS Are you planning a cultural or community event and need another outlet for ticket sales? The Peak office will sell your event tickets at no cost, as long as you are able to donate a pair of tickets (or more) to help us promote your event. Call our office at 604.485.5313 or pop by 4400 Marine Avenue for more information.
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SNOWY CONDITIONS: Powell River RCMP reported a minor vehicle accident involving two trucks on Nootka Street Monday, February 6. Two police vehicles, two tow trucks, a grader and a Bobcat worked together to remove the vehicles from the ditch and back onto the road. ERIKA DAVIES PHOTO
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Ecossentials and Fruits Roots Juice Bar sponsor live music events from 12-4 pm every Saturday at 6812 Alberni Street. Each week features songwriters Geoff Allan, Scott Ritter and established loca l musica l guests.
To receive the Customer Service Retail award, as well as runner-up for Small Business of the Year, truly means the world to us! Our community has shown loyal support to Mother Nature over the past 35 years. This has allowed us to grow and blossom into the exciting business we are today!
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Powell River Public Library presents Celebrating Powell Lake with author Wayne Lutz, at 2 pm on Saturday, February 11, at Trinity Hall, United Church, 6932 Crofton Street. For information, email Mark at email@example.com or call 604.485.8664. Rockit Music Sessions take place Saturdays from 7-9 pm at Rockit Music, 6820 Alberni Street. The sessions provide a showca se for loca l ta lent. Admission is $10. For more information, search for Rockit Music Sessions on Facebook.
Sunday Song Circle takes place at 2 pm on Sunday, February 12, at Cranberry Communit y Ha ll, 6828 Cranberr y Street. The gathering features folks who like to play, sing or listen to songs. Spiritual Café hosts uplifting conversation with the topic, “Love” from 2-4 pm, Sunday, Februar y 12, at Cranberry Seniors’ Centre. Admission is free. For more information, contact Gina at 604.485.2152.
February 13, at the church, 3676 Joyce Avenue. For more information, call 604.485.9607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Powell River Chapter of Vintage Car Club of Canada meets at 7:30 pm on Mond a y, Febr u a r y 13, at Westview Flying Club. Ownership not required, just interest. For information, call Doug at 604.413.2214.
ORCA Bus provides earlychildhood fun and learning from 1-3 pm on Monday, Februar y 13, at Powell River Recreation Complex with City of Powell River on board. For information, call 604.485.2132.
Powel l R iver P ubl ic Library presents 3D printer orientation for schools from 9-10 am Tuesdays and 11 am-12 pm Thursdays at 4411 Michigan Avenue. Sessions cover basic 3D printing concepts and teach students from grade five and up how to use the library’s print software. For information, call 604.485.8663.
West v iew Bapt ist Church’s alpha film series continues with a dinner and the topic: Who is Jesus? at 6 pm on Monday,
Seniors’ soup and sandwich lunch takes place at 12 pm on Tuesday, February 14, at Cranberry Seniors AT » 5
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Around Town from page 4 Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street. Doors open at 11:30 am. The monthly general meeting will follow. Powell River Academy of Music presents Daniel Chow, piano, 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 14, at James Hall. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for students with vouchers. Complimentar y Valentine’s Day dessert and coffee included. Proceeds suppor t t he academy ’s scholarship and bursary program. For information, call 604.485.9633.
WEDNESDAY ORCA Bus provides earlychildhood fun and learning from 9:30-11:30 am on Wednesday, February 15, at Myrtle Point Golf Club with StrongStart on board. For i n for m at ion, c a l l 604.485.2132.
on Thursday, February 16, at Powell River Academy of Music with StrongStart on board. For information, call 604.485.2132. Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic available from 5-7 pm on Thursday, February 16, at Powell River General Hospital, public health entrance, 5000 Joyce Avenue. Lowcost birth control, counselling, health screening, pap tests and more is available. Powel l R iver Publ ic Library presents Sketching with Rick Cepella, 7 pm on Thursday, February 16, at Trinity Hall, United Chu rch, 6932 Crof ton Street. To register, email Mark at email@example.com or call 604.485.8664.
ORC A Bu s prov ides early-childhood fun and learning from 9:30-11:30 am on Friday, February 17, at Town Centre Mall with StrongStart on board. For i n for mat ion, ca l l 604.485.2132.
ORCA Bus provides earlychildhood fun and learning from 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Westview Baptist Church hosts a free mac and cheese community dinner from
LIBRARY DONATION: Telus’ Fibre for Good campaign recently donated $5,000 toward the new Powell River Public Library. Assistant chief librarian Rebecca Burbank [left] and chief librarian Terry Noreault [second from right] received the cheque from Telus community ambassador and president of Powell River Knitted Knockers Shirley Koleszar [second from left] and Telus representative Antje Unger [right]. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
5-7 pm on Friday, February 17, at the church, 3676 Joyce Avenue. For information, call Hans or Kelly dejong at 604.485.9114.
UPCOMING February 18 Jim Betteridge Memorial
Open Bonspiel takes place Saturday, February 18, at Powell River Curling Club. Cost for the fun event for curlers, non-curlers and friends of Jim is $40 per person and includes dinner and prizes. Proceeds go to ALS Society of BC. To register, call 604.487.1259.
West v iew Bapt ist Church’s alpha film series continues with a dinner and the topic: Why did Jesus die? at 6 pm on Monday, February 20, at the church, 3676 Joyce Avenue. For more information, call 604.485.9607 or
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Thank you, Powell River Powell River Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Not-for-Profit Excellence Award winner A win to share with our family
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WHITE CANE WEEK: Chair of Powell River’s chapter of White Cane Week Rudy Vander Maedan will have an information table set up in front of CIBC in Town Centre Mall from 12-4 pm on Saturday, February 11. Anyone interested in finding out more about what challenges visually impaired and blind people face in the community, including the gadgets used to make their lives easier, is encouraged to stop by the table.
Thank you, Powell River, for your support and kindness Home-based business of the year runner-up Cottage Creek Bake Shop and Cottage Creek Pizza now open Friday and Saturday 3-7 pm for awesome takeout pizzas, fresh baking, breads, farm eggs and more Janet and Lydia 604.414.0616
Around Town from page 5 about dementia and how damage to the brain affects behaviour will be available. Admission is free. For more information, call 1.855.984.8347.
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February 22 Understa nding Communicat ion a nd Behaviours takes place from 9:30 am-12 pm on Wednesday, February 22, in Powell River (location to be determined). Caregivers will gain an understanding of how communication is affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Admission is free. For information, call 1.855.984.8347. Advocacy Tips for Residential Care session takes place from 6:308:30 pm on Wednesday, February 22, in Powell River (location to be determined) and focuses on the process of adjustment after a person with dementia moves into residential care. Admission is free. For information, call 1.855.984.8347.
February 23 Powel l R iver Public Library presents Understanding Journalism with Powell River Peak publisher/editor Jason Sch reu rs, 7 pm on Thursday, February 23, at
Trinity Hall, 6932 Crofton Street. Discussion includes challenges faced by contemporary media, from fake news to instant news feeds. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.485.8664.
February 24 Powell River Public Library presents Homeschooler’s Book Club from 10:30-11:30 am on Friday, February 24, at 4411 Michigan Avenue. The club provides home-schooled children in grades five through 10 an opportunity to expand reading their horizons and make new friends. For information, call 604.485.4796.
Saturday, March 4, at 4943 Kiwanis Avenue. All money raised stays in Powell River. To donate books in good condition, call 604.483.1440.
Starts March 15 Powel l R iver P ubl ic Library presents Minicomic Camp for teens from 2-5 pm Wednesday, March 15, Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17, at 4411 Michigan Avenue. Participants aged 11 and over will create their own comic book from script to master copy. Preregistration is required. For information, call 604.485.4796.
Powell River Garden Club’s monthly meeting takes place at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, February 28, at Cranberry Seniors Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street. This month’s topic is invasive species.
Powell River United Church holds Sunday services at 10:30 am every week at the church, 6932 Crofton Street.
March 4 Kiwanis Club of Powell River will host a giant sale of books from 10 am-1 pm on
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Powel l R iver Un ited Church hosts pasta suppers at 5 pm every Monday (except statutory holidays) at 6932 Crofton Street. Everyone is welcome to attend.
KONELĪNE our land beautiful 3:30 PM
Director Q&A A sensual, cinematic celebration of NW British Columbia.
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February 16-26 Experience 10 days of Powell River’s diverse food scene with these participating restaurants See next Wednesday’s Peak and Friday’s Weekender for feature menus Coastal Cookery Costa Del Sol Fruits & Roots Modern Peasant
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Is andropause men’s menopause? Are you at risk for male menopau s e? I f y ou’r e thinking of finding out with Google, don’t, that is, unless you’re looking for an overwhelming volume of advice and endless tips for “treating” the problem. But if you do, look a little deeper and you will find that male menopause, often called andropause, is actually quite controversial. Many health experts argue that there is no such thing. In that case, can you be experiencing it? How will you know? And what can be done about it? We experience hormone changes naturally as part of aging. Remember the “rush” of teen hormones? Well, this is the other end of that same stick. Among women, the drop in hormone levels that occurs during menopause is quite dramatic and relatively fast. As soon as ovulation ends, hormone production just plummets. But in men, changes in testosterone occur more gradually, usually over many years, and the consequences are not nearly as clear.
HEALTHY LIVING By Paul Martiquet Research suggests that roughly two out of five men aged 40 or older experience symptoms due to lower testosterone. These include various levels of fatigue or lethargy, depression, increased irritability, mood swings, a decrease in lean muscle and an increase in fat. It may also lead to lower levels of libido and difficulty in attaining and sustaining an erection. These physical and emotional changes can well be the result of decreased levels of the male-hormone testosterone. Or they can
just be symptoms of other problems, such as stress, diabetes or any number of other medical reasons. The reduction of testosterone production in men is simply not parallel to that experienced in menopause, so, there is a great deal of skepticism about andropause. There is much debate about whether or not men really do go through a well-defined male menopause. The only way to diagnose
a low testosterone level is by blood test. But there is significant variability between men, so one man’s low testosterone may simply be average for another. Some men have a lower than normal testosterone level without signs or symptoms. In this case, no treatment is called for. The “problem” of low testosterone may owe more to treatment opportunities than to an actual physical problem. It even
has a catchy name: Low-T. Naturally, this leads to testosterone replacement therapy. A s ex pected, t reat i ng aging-related low testosterone with testosterone replacement therapy is controversial. There are benefits for some men for whom it will relieve bothersome symptoms. For others, however, the benefits are not clear, and there may be risks, including a higher risk of heart attack,
prostate cancer or other health problems. If you are debating whether you have Low-T and wondering if you need testosterone replacement, the best thing you can do is chat about it with your doctor. Only then will you be properly equipped to make an informed decision. Paul Martiquet is the medical health officer for Powell River and Sunshine Coast.
Congratulations to Powell River Peak publisher/editor Jason Schreurs for being named 2016 Employer of the Year at the Powell River Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
Bundles of Roses to the lovely ladies who sprung into action to help out with a dead car battery at the hospital. Spring has come early for me. Thank you all! A big bouquet of Roses each to two young men who helped me to the doctor’s office on Friday. Also, Roses to the taxi driver who made sure I was safely across the street and the man who gave me a ride up the hill to my door. You make Powell River such a great place to live. A bunch of Roses to the couple who rescued me in the snow and gave me a ride home when the buses and taxis were not running. Scorching hot Raspberries to the local drive-through that doesn’t provide sleeves for their takeout cups. Only upon request?! A blizzard of sweet-smelling garden Roses to the “three couples on a corner,” plus one, who between them swept and shovelled a blizzard of snow from the driveway and path to a birdfeeder for their 85-year-old friend. Terrific friends and neighbours, thank you all! A snowplow of beautiful Roses to the gentleman in Bermuda shorts living on Bowness Avenue. During this extended snowy weather he exemplified the meaning of “good neighbour” to a couple of very grateful seniors by keeping their driveway in pristine condition. Have your thoughts published in the Peak Weekender
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February 12, 1938 - February 5, 2017 With a heavy heart I announce the passing of Brian in Mexico following complications with surgery. Brian is survived by his wife Althea and her two sons, good friend Diane Green and her two children. Brian fished his boat, the Hucksta for 30 years. He also had a local mini excavating/ dump truck business. He was a member of the Vintage Car and ATV clubs. He will be missed by many. A gathering for friends will be announced at a later date.
René B. Glangeaud July 10, 1944 - February 5, 2017
With great sadness and heavy hearts, we announce that René passed away at home suddenly on Sunday, February 5. He is survived by his loving wife Linda, his beloved daughter Alexandra (Tom), his sons (in France) Stéphane (Stéphanie) and Remi, and his two grandsons, Enzo and Theo. René is also survived by his niece Kacy (Jory), his sister-in-law Loré and other extended family members. René was predeceased by his parents, Marcel and Alexandrine Glangeaud. Much to the surprise of his mother, René was born in the airport in Tunisia at the end of World War II. The family remained in Tunisia for two years, after which they were able to move back to the south of France. René served in the French military for two years as a paratrooper during the Algerian War and then went to Les Roches International Hospitality School. He worked in some of the top hotels in France and Monaco. He had his two sons while in France. In 1980, he moved to Montreal and gained his Canadian citizenship. He worked for an international catering company that sent him to manage food services in Libya, Algeria, Somalia, and finally to the Caribbean island of Nevis. There he met his soon to be wife, Linda. It was during Hurricane Hugo that they left Nevis and settled in Vancouver. René started a fresh pasta restaurant in downtown Vancouver. His daughter Alexandra was born soon after. Two years later, he was offered a chef’s position at the Inn at Westview, so the family moved to Powell River. René worked in several hotel kitchens but eventually started his own business and called it Rene’s Pasta. For 19 years René devoted himself to bringing his worldwide culinary experience and love of international cooking to his loyal customers. He loved to joke around and banter with his “regulars” and also with the surrounding business owners. At home, René looked forward to spending relaxing time with Linda and Alexandra. He loved reading, watching soccer, playing Mahjong, birdwatching, and also enjoyed his extra-hot lattes. Many thanks to Dr. Burns, the medical clinic staff, and the emergency personnel who responded so quickly, even in the snowstorm. A celebration of his life and an informal reception will be held on Monday, February 13, at 11am at Stubberfield Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the food bank or the new Salvation Army homeless shelter would be greatly appreciated.
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Larry Lenard Turchet
July 23, 1963 - January 29, 2017
Heaven has gained another angel, way too soon. Larry has joined his dad Melvin, his mom Doreen and his little sister Lee-Ann. The unexpected loss of Larry is almost unbearable for us all. He lived for his children and was so very proud of them. Ricky (Kelli), Amanda and Steven (Amer) were the centre of his world. His sisters Rhonda (Rick) and Reeny (Dean) have lost another piece of their family. His nieces Ashleigh, Brittany and Lauren will miss their uncle Larry’s humour that always made them smile. Karin and Shannon will miss him deeply, as will so very many other relatives and close friends. Larry’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 11, from 1-3 pm, upstairs at Carlson Community Club.
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Audrey Marguerite (Peggy) MacLennan (née Funchion)
February 23, 1929 - January 25, 2017 Peggy MacLennan passed away peacefully on January 25, surrounded by loving family. Peggy is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Don, and their children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren: Dawn MacLennan of Lakewood, Washington, and her children Erin, Bob (Jenna) and Katie; John MacLennan (Nancy) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and their children Alex and Anna; Dan MacLennan (Leslie) of Campbell River and their children Drew (Erin) and Zella; David MacLennan (Leah) of North Vancouver and their children Erik and Signe; and Scott MacLennan (Nancy) of Ladner and their children Liam and Keira. Peggy is also survived by four beautiful great-grandchildren: Zoie, Ryla, Oliver and Duncan. Delivered by a dentist on the family farm in St. Andrew’s East, Quebec, at the dawn of the Great Depression, Peggy quickly learned the true value of love, faith, hard work and determination. Her dream was to be a children’s nurse, but she took a secretarial course in school at an early age so she could contribute to supporting her family. She started work at the age of 14 and held numerous jobs, including secretarial head of the foreign funds department at the Bank of Montreal on James Street. Working by day, she went back to school at night to finish high school while saving up to attend nursing school. In 1946, at 17 years of age, Peggy was the youngest student admitted to The Salvation Army’s Catherine Booth Maternity Hospital in Montreal. She went on to maternity nursing at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Montreal and then the Children’s Aid Home. Through her work, she came to believe that even the most troubled and disadvantaged tiny lives could be repaired and saved by “pouring love into them,” a philosophy she would practice for the rest of her life. Peggy married Donald MacLennan, the love of her life, in 1954 in Montreal. They moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and began a family of their own, into which they poured their love. In 1961, Peggy and Don moved to Madawaska, Maine, where they spent happy years raising their family and participating in community and church activities. Her tireless commitment, faith and contributions were honoured with a lifetime membership in the United Church Women (UCW) shortly before the family moved cross-country to settle in Powell River in 1972. In the 45 years that followed, Peggy poured her heart into the community of Powell River, touching the lives of many. A few of Peggy’s contributions include chairing the hospital board, which brought the new Powell River General Hospital; starting a young mom’s support group; delivering Meals on Wheels with Don; teaching Bible study and Alpha courses; helping with weekly community pasta nights and supporting countless community members as a hospice volunteer and a pastoral-care volunteer. Peggy actively supported and encouraged recent efforts to welcome Syrian refugees to Powell River as well as the earlier welcoming of Vietnamese refugees. The family would like to thank those who looked after Peggy during her brief time in the Powell River and Campbell River hospitals. We would also like to thank Peggy’s “church family” who brought her much joy through the years. She left this world for an undoubtedly better place, with no regrets and much gratitude for a rich and blessed life. There will be a memorial service for Peggy at Powell River United Church, 6932 Crofton Street, V8A 5H4, on Saturday, February 11, at 2 pm. A reception will follow in the church hall. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in honour of Peggy to Whosoever Welcomes Refugee Project, in care of the United Church, are most appreciated.
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1040 Card of Thanks THANK YOU We feel such deep gratitude to Kevin for sharing his life with us. A sincere thank you to family, friends, Malaspina Fire department, paramedics, RCMP, neighbours, co-workers, and teammates for your compassion and generosity. You have helped sustain us, body and soul, through your acts of kindness including cards, food, flowers, and donations. We appreciate sharing memories, tears, hugs, and laughter. We are loving and missing Kevin greatly. We will celebrate a life well-lived when there are flowers blooming. Thank you, from the Caul Family
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2060 For Sale Miscellaneous 1991 FLEETWOOD camper, 10.5’, very good, $4,900; 8’ truck canopy and tool box; 2/6 hp kickers; 8’ Livingstone dinghy. 604.413.1032. 2008 YAMAHA 700 Rhino, side-by-side, 4,200kms. $9,500 OBO. Call 604.483.1294. FIX/SELL BURL clocks Tom 604.487.9755.
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Thank you The family of the late Aaron David Bella wishes to say “thank you” for the many acts and words of sympathy and condolences offered to us at our time of sorrow. To all who came from far and near to celebrate Aaron’s life, you all helped to make it perfect.
Thank you The family of Lydia Young would like to thank our friends and family who have provided cards, kind words and nourishment to our broken hearts after the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother (“Mam”). We would also like to thank Pastor Martin Wriglesworth from Westview Baptist Church and Pastor Dave Zomer from Powell River Reformed Church, and Dr. Bradley Schweitzer, Dr. Saby Ramirez, David Barcellone and all of the wonderful staff at Wilingdon Creek Village for their care and kind hearts during this difficult time.
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9145 Cars 2005 FORD Crown Victoria, 194,000 kms, maintenance records, two winter tires on rims $5,000 OBO. 604.485.6454. 2015 TOYOTA Corolla LE, 9,000 kms $17,000 firm. 604.485.4925. GARAGE KEPT, driven 3 months a year, red, supercharged, 1990 VW Corrado, new tires and brakes $4,500. 604.487.9705.
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Here is a complete list of Powell River Chamber of Commerce Business Awards winners and runners-up for 2016, presented on Saturday, February 4, at Dwight Hall.
Professional Service Winner: Dr. Ashok Varma
Home-based Business Winner: Banking on It Bookkeeping Runner-up: Cottage Creek Bake Shop Second runner-up: Alice’s Fresh Pasta
The 22nd annual Powell River Chamber of Commerce Business Awards went ahead as planned on Saturday, February 4. Despite heavy snowfall, the event still featured a packed house. Chamber manager Kim Miller proclaimed early in the day that the event would go ahead in rain, snow or sleet. In total, 15 awards for 2016 were given out to local businesses and their owners/managers, with several more runners-up named throughout the night. The annual fundraiser for the chamber also included live and silent auctions. SHERRI WIEBE PHOTOS
Customer Service, Retail Winner: Mother Nature Runner-up: Big O Tires Second runner-up: Pagani & Sons Shoes and Repairs
Customer Service, Hospitality Winner: Little Hut Curry Runner-up: The Old Courthouse Inn Second runner-up: Coastal Cookery Agricultural Award Winner: Myrtle Point Heritage Farm Runner-up: Funky Beets Farm Forestry Sector Winner: Powell River Community Forest Runner-up: Thichum Forest Products Forestry Sector Winner: Powell River Community Forest Runner-up: Thichum Forest Products
New Business of the Year Winner: Pacific Point Market/Serious Coffee
1. Pacific Point Market/Serious Coffee employees and management [from left] Jeannie Norman, Chris McMillan, Tod English, Rusty Kempe, Pennie Young, Cheryl Laroche, Brian McDonald and Sheryl Coe were presented with the New Business of the Year award 2. Tempco Heating and Cooling Specialists employees [from left] André Huiberts, Dean Merrick and Matt McDowell and owners Tye and Jeanette Leishman, were presented with the Business of the Year award 3. Powell River Peak publisher/editor Jason Schreurs presented Banking on It Bookkeeping owner Aaron Reid with the Home-based Business award 4. Mother Nature employee Donna Blower [left] and store manager Heather Claxton were presented with the Customer Service, Retail award 5. Entrepreneur of the Year and Two Wheel Tech owner Derek Jantz 6. Quality Foods store manager Guy Sigouin [left] presented Little Hut Curry owners Mohinder Singh and Janmeet Kaur with the Customer Service, Hospitality award
Aboriginal Business Winner: Tla’amin Convenience Store Tourism Award Winner: Townsite Brewing Runner-up: Beyond the Road Adventures
Small Business of the Year Winner: Canadian Martial Arts Academy Runner-up: Mother Nature Second runner-up: Tla’amin Convenience Store
Employer of the Year Winner: Jason Schreurs, Powell River Peak Runner-up: Melanie Alsagar, Sunshine Coast Health Centre Second runner-up: Rob Villani, Villani and Company Business of the Year Winner: Tempco Heating and Cooling Specialists
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Saturday, February 18 • 7:30 pm Adults $22 • Students $12
Illusionist Ted Outerbridge returns to Powell River with his new show, Pure Illusion. Take a bizarre and fascinating journey through time in a high-energy magical adventure for both adult and family audiences. A professionally orchestrated theatrical production with over 20 custom-designed illusions and world-class lighting and set design.
Verdi’s La Traviata Saturday, March 11 • 10 am
Entrepreneur of the Year Winner: Derek Jantz, Two Wheel Tech Runner-up: Darren Edwards, HendersonEdwards Developments Ltd.
Large Business of the Year Winner: City Transfer Runner-up: Pacific Coastal Airlines
LIVE BROADCAST Adults $27 • Seniors/Students $24
Not-for-Profit Excellence Award Winner: Powell River Brain Injury Society Runner-up: Powell River Logger Sports Association
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