Local news briefly…

Saddle Club rides to make a child’s wish come true!

The Selkirk Saddle Club is planning a fund-raising campaign to help the Make A Wish Foundation early this summer. Just thought I would pass on some information to you guys to get the community behind this fundraiser.

“We have set our ride for June 15 and we will be collecting pledges to raise funds for the Wish Foundation,” Club Secretary Tanya Secord said in an e-mail.  “My daughter will be riding in the ride along with me and she has written a letter to get the schools involved. We have invited some other riding clubs from out of town to come and join us and will be inviting more.”

She said that since the ride began 17 years ago more than $960,000 has been raised in BC.

“With your continued support we are charging towards the one million dollar mark in 2013,” Tanya said.

For more information plese send Tanya an e-mail at tsecord@telus.net.


Forestry Museum presentation focuses on rainforest visions and values

The wonders of BC’s inland rainforest have been ‘discovered’ several times over. And, says the University of Northern BC’s David Connell, each new discovery contributes to a different vision of the rainforest’s future.

He’ll be exploring this unfolding future and its challenges for land use planning during a special, free presentation sponsored by the BC Interior Forestry Museum & Forest Discovery Centre at the Community Centre on Tuesday, March 19, from 7 pm until 8:30 pm.

Connell, an associate professor in UNBC’s the School of Environmental Planning, has an extensive background in economic development, business development and community development. His expertise draws from academic scholarship and 20 years of doing strategic planning in the private and non-profit sectors. He brings a solutions-oriented approach to support resource- and forestry-dependent communities. Recent research topics include the socio-economic benefits of non-timber uses of BC’s inland rainforest and of BC’s farmers markets.


Eight refreshing NFB shorts

Local francophones are showing eight free, refreshing and colourful NFB short films at Okanagan College on Friday, March 15. Doors open at 7 pm and the films start at 7:30.

These short films are being presented as part of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), which is part of the Journée Internationale de la Francophonie (March 20). The Journée is organized every year around the world to promote the French language and its numerous cultural expressions.

The RVF is an initiative of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, whose mandate is to promote and support dialogue among the Francophone and Acadian, and all other communities in Canada.

Click here to see the film listing: http://rvf.ca/nfb-screenings.php (Programs 1 & 2, some with Engl. subtitles, some in French only and others with no dialogue).

For general audience – age 8+. For more info please contact sarradupuis@hotmail.com.


You can make a difference in our community through Hospice

The Revelstoke Hospice Society is seeking directors for its board.

“The goal of hospice care is to help the client to live life to the fullest when possible,” says Executive Director Andree Rioux.”We also offer help to those involved to come to terms with the illness or health situation. We offer information, companionship and emotional support.”

The board holds a two-hour meeting once a month, excluding the summer months and December. Applications are accepted throughout the year. If you are considering becoming a Board of Director please submit your application prior to the AGM, which is scheduled for April 24 at 7 pm at the Community Centre.

The Society has engaged a guest speaker for the AGM. Tuulikki Tennant, community care social worker, will speak about How to support family and friends with grief.

For more information please contact Andree at 250- 837-7873 or send her an e-mail at revhosp@telus.net. You can also visit the Hospice Society’s website at www.revelstokehospicesociety.com.