The Mitts for Kids Program, which sees local women knitting mittens, scarves and hats for children from needy families has kicked into gear.
Founder Carol Sakamoto is asking all members of the public to donate to its support by plugging spare change into the piggy banks located at Cooper’s and NAPA,
“All money donated will buy these items for the families registered at the Revelstoke Food Bank,” she said in an e-mail.
Newcomers should know this is a strictly local campaign that happens every year in the run-up to Christmas.
So who are the dedicated knitters?
Sakamoto likens them to Christmas angels.
“Can you guess who these angels are?” she asked. “Edith R., Chris Meade, Wendy L, Jackie H. and many other angels including NAPA staff and the cashiers at Coopers. Happy Holidays.”
Speaking of Christmas, the annual Community Christmas Dinner will be held at the Old Frontier on Christmas Day from 1 until 3 pm.
This heart-warming Revelstoke tradition offers newcomers to town, visitors and travelers a chance to enjoy an excellent — and free — meal in the company of people who offer simple fellowship to those who are alone.
Everything about this meal is donated by local people and local businesses.
If you’d like to contribute money, food, or your time please or if you need a ride to the restaurant please call Stephanie at 250-837-3432 or Stacie at 250-200-0022.
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Roxy Theatre owner Tammy Van Sickle says that Star Wars will be screened in Revelstoke. But it just won’t be right away.
“Yes, we are getting Star Wars,” she said in an e-mail to The Revelstoke Current. “The movie company has decided to only release Star Wars to the big multiplex theatres for a period of four weeks minimum. Then they will release it to the single screen theatres, hopefully. We work with a booker in Toronto and have tried everything to get this changed. They will not bend!:
Tammy said The Roxy “on the list” to receive it the minute they will allow it.
“Thank you in advance for your understanding and support,” she said. “We know how important this movie is to people.”
Apprentices, employers, and anyone considering a career in trades should take note: LNG Canada has announced $1 million in private funding to support employers sponsoring apprentices and foundation (pre-apprentice) trades students in programs from carpentry to welding.
The LNG Canada Trades Training Fund, which is administered by the BC Construction Association, will support training in all construction trades, although priority may be given to 15 high demand trades in BC identified by Ten of these trades are currently offered at Okanagan College, BC’s second largest trades training institution.
Along with tuition, the funding can be applied to student fees, textbooks, software and other required materials, and examination fees.
LNG Canada wants to build a liquefied natural gas port at Kitimat.
Employers who have committed to hiring a graduate, are seeking to upgrade training for existing employees, or who are sponsoring an apprentice may apply for the funding.
Applications opened on Oct. 15 and will continue until further notice.
More information about the fund, including a full list of the Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs covered is available at www.bccassn.com/lngcanada.