Craig Bay jumps on board food raising drive

Challenge issued to other strata councils to meet or beat

The Parksville Fire Department’s Annual Food and  Toy Drive received a boost from the Craig Bay Estates strata community this year.

Residents organized coffee and goodies for the fire department staff and home owners donating grocery bags of food. And donate they did!  Over 3,000 pounds were collected in less than an hour for the local Salvation Army’s food banks as residents converged at the fire truck early Sunday morning.

Over 20,000 pounds of food have been collected in the Oceanside area so far— and it’s not even December.

This organized gathering was so successful, the Parksville Fire Department and Craig Bay Estates would like to encourage other stratas in the area to jump on the bandwagon and coordinate a food bank drive in their community next year.

It can be a fun social event, but more importantly, it can be a wonderful chance to help others in our Oceanside community who are less fortunate.

Stratas in the community can contact the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department directly at 250-248-3242.

Let’s set a record again next year!

 

 

 

— Submitted by Craig Bay Estates

 

 

Just Posted

Parksville council members vote themselves a hike in pay

Mayor goes from $40.9K to $52.5K and councillors from $16.9K to $30K

Multi-use village green space proposed for Qualicum Beach

Early development plans see a gathering space at the old bus garage site

UPDATE: City of Parksville buys 222 Corfield site

With the purchase, the city will not facilitate cold-weather shelter on property

Thirty trees destroyed in Parksville’s Cedar Ridge Estates

Damage estimated at $30K; city says vandals intended to permanently ruin the trees

600 new campsites coming to provincial parks and recreation sites across B.C.

Tourism Minister announced half of the new spots to 13 most popular provincial parks

So, do you know ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’?

Ontario man searching for fellow he travelled with in Europe 50 years ago

Parksville mom who lost son to brain tumour joins 24th annual walk

Brain Tumour Walk takes place at the University of Victoria on Sunday, May 26

Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 to move within 1 game of NBA Finals

Leonard scores 35 as Toronto takes 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses review around ferry workers’ right to strike

B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union collective agreement expires November 2020

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana crops ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

B.C. woman left ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, risk of flash floods in the southern Interior

Ten to 30 millimetres of rain to fall over the early weekend

Most Read