Harley Davidson Raffle

OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre have been working with the Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association for over 2 decades, raffling off a Harley Davidson each year. All proceeds from the raffle go to support the over 1200 children that come through the center annually requiring services.

This year we are raffling a 201​8 Heritage Softail Classic valued at over $21,000. Only 4000 tickets are printed. Ticket price is 1/$20 or 3/$50
FEB 9,10, 11 th. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE CHERRY LANE MALL PENTICTON. THIS WORTHWHILE CAUSE PROVIDES SERVICES TO OSOYOOS AND SURROUNDING AREA’S

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Reading and Book Signing in Powell River

M. A. Wilson, author of the popular children’s mystery series Maple Harbour Adventures, will be in Powell River for a reading and book signing on Saturday, January 13. This is his first trip back to Powell River since last February, when he gave readings at four local elementary schools.

M. A. Wilson lives in Gibsons and sets his books on the BC Coast. The first book in the series, Adventure on Whalebone Island, was shortlisted for the BC Reader’s Choice Children’s Book Award. His second book, The Mystery of the Missing Mask, was just released in November. Children aged eight to twelve will love these classic tales of adventure that recall an earlier era of outdoor fun, leisure, and independence. The Maple Harbour Adventure books celebrate the childhood joys of exciting outdoor exploits away from technology and the watchful eyes of parents. Filled with striking illustrations, they are already a favorite of children, parents, and teachers alike.

M. A. Wilson will be reading and signing books from 12 – 2 pm at Coles Books in the Powell River Town Centre Mall.

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Urban Homesteading Fall Bootcamp

This year’s Fall Bootcamp will happen Oct 28-29 at Sycamore Commons (Townsite Anglican Church, 6310 Sycamore St) and the Seniors Centre. Topics include old favorites like cheese making and soil building, and exciting new-to-us classes like water management and harvesting, and electric fencing. The special early bird price ends Oct 8th. Read all about it here:

http://fiddlersfarm.com/uhspr/classes-and-events/fall-bootcamp-2017-food-preservation-and-more/

Workshop topic list:
Beginner Rabbitry – Samantha Sherman
Lacto-fermentation – Kitty Clemens
Sprouts and Microgreens – Kevin Wilson
Electric Fencing – Franny Ulmer
Soil Building 1 – Erin Innes
Water Management – Simon Natrass
Soil Building 2 – Erin Innes
Tree Crops – Ron Berezan
Dehydrating foods – Katie McLean
Tea making – Mara Jones
Boiling Water Canning – Katie McLean
Rough Puff Pastry – Kevin Wilson
Beginner Cheese making – Samantha Sherman

Work trades are needed, and scholarship money is available from several sources, so if you are short of cash please don’t let that be a barrier.

Contact Kevin Wilson, kevin.wilson100@shaw.ca for more info.

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BC Commercial Leading Indicator Surges Higher

The BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) posted its largest increase since 2009, rising by 3.7 index points in the second quarter of 2017 to 133.1. That increase represents a 2.8 per cent rise over the first quarter and a 6.6 per cent increase from one year ago.

“The sustained rise in the CLI reflects strong growth in sectors of the economy beneficial to commercial real estate activity,” says BCREA Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “An uptick in economic activity last quarter further reinforces the already strong trend in the CLI and points to continued growth for commercial real estate.”

The underlying CLI trend, which smooths often noisy economic data, continues to push higher due to strong provincial economic and employment growth. That uptrend signals further growth in investment, leasing and other commercial real estate activity over the next two to four quarters.

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An Update From Laszlo Dance Academy

Are you looking for a way to get ready for the upcoming dance season?

Eden and Abby Head, LTDA Senior Company dancers, were selected to be part of the Team Canada West Showdance Team. They will be traveling to Germany in November to compete in the International Dance Organization World Championships. They will rehearse in Vancouver every Sunday this fall, in preparation for this prestigious competition. For more information, visit www.teamcanadadance.com

Eden and Abby are hoping to fundraise to offset costs for this amazing opportunity. They will be offering jazz and lyrical workshops on Tuesday, August 22 for dancers ages five to fourteen. These workshops are by donation and all LTDA dancers of age are encouraged to participate.

The day will look as follows:

10:00-11:00 – Ages 5-9 Jazz Workshop
11:30-1:00 – Ages 10-14 Jazz Workshop
1:15-2:45 – Ages 10-14 Lyrical Workshop

Dancers should wear dance attire and bring jazz or ballet shoes and a water bottle.

Be sure to reply to comment on the LTDA Facebook post to save your spot.

Thank you so much for supporting your local dancers.

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