Shriners service

We would like to thank reporter Lauren Collins and editor John Harding for their coverage of little Elysia Beaudrey

We would like to thank reporter Lauren Collins and editor John Harding for their coverage of little Elysia Beaudrey (The NEWS, Sept. 27).

The report was extremely well written and shows what can be done when charitable organizations work together with families, and their support professionals, to assist our local children in need.

Shriners are probably best known for their appearance in our community parades, featuring Jezebel our camel. However, now you know we do much more than that.

We hope that this article will encourage other families, who have children with disabilities, to approach us to see if we can help. Please contact the following Parksville-Qualicum Shrine Club members for further information: Dennis Brost, Hospital Representative at 250-738-0802, canucknz@telus.net, or Bob Webber, President, at 250-752-6510, bobwebber@shaw.ca.

Remember, that the Shriners’ motto is: “Having Fun Helping Kids.”

Colin Craig and Dennis Brost, Parksville-Qualicum Shrine ClubQualicum Beach

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PQBeat Podcast: Pro hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach

Listen: Netminder talks BCHL, college, pros and training during a pandemic

Petition underway to get RDN to improve Sandpiper water quality

Campaign urges regional district to make issue a priority

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

COVID-19: Some gyms re-open in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Fitness facilities create space to allow appropriate social distancing

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

Commercial rent relief applications open as feds encourage landlords to apply

Program would see government cover 50 per cent of the rent

COVID-19: B.C. park reservations surge as campgrounds reopen

Keep trying, many sites not reservable, George Heyman says

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

B.C. residents can now reserve a provincial campsite for a stay starting June 1

Campsite reservations will only be available to British Columbians

Cullen commission into money laundering in British Columbia resumes today

Inquiry was called amid growing concern that illegal cash was helping fuel real estate, luxury car and gambling

Bike shops busier than ever, but owners worry about stock supply issues

Uptick in cyclists brings new challenges for shops

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’ due to provincial policing role

Provinces, territories and municipalities pay anywhere from 70 to 90 per cent of the cost of the RCMP’s services

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

Most Read