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  • Sep 20, 2021

 

Eva Hilborn, left, and Cathy Van Herwaarden as they prepare donated books for Bowser Elementary School area three-year-olds. (Submitted photo)

25 books for 25 youngsters donated in Bowser Elementary School catchment area

Newly formed foundation ‘Wonderful World of Books’ provides gifts

 

Artist Richard Alm presents a donation of $4,200 to the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. From left: Bonnie Rapaport, Richard Alm, Jennifer Bate, executive director of the MAC, and Tom Roy, Oceanside Community Arts Council president. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Artist Richard Alm donates $4,200 to McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville

Donation amount amassed from 100 per cent of all sale proceeds

Artist Richard Alm presents a donation of $4,200 to the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. From left: Bonnie Rapaport, Richard Alm, Jennifer Bate, executive director of the MAC, and Tom Roy, Oceanside Community Arts Council president. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank is asking for donations of fresh produce from home gardens. (PQB News file photo)

Salvation Army food bank seeks fresh produce for Parksville Qualicum Beach residents

Donations of a wide variety of fruit and veggies will be accepted

The Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank is asking for donations of fresh produce from home gardens. (PQB News file photo)
Victoria Foundation’s Community Recovery Program helps organizations get back on track financially after being impacted by the pandemic. (Pexels photo)

Victoria Foundation distributes $3.13 million to 142 organizations on south Island, Gulf Islands

Financial aid will support vulnerable groups affected by the pandemic

Victoria Foundation’s Community Recovery Program helps organizations get back on track financially after being impacted by the pandemic. (Pexels photo)
Gina Adams next to her prize-winning submission to the Oceanside Benchmark Project. (Submitted photo)

‘Benchmark Project’ prize winner donates winnings to Port Alberni veterinary fund

Wood sculptor Gina Adams encourages other prizes winners to follow suit

Gina Adams next to her prize-winning submission to the Oceanside Benchmark Project. (Submitted photo)
Owners Katie Cooke and Joan Classen of the mother-and-daughter operated Fresh Boutique clothing store in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Parksville’s Fresh Boutique donates new clothes to forensic nursing examiner program

Donations will be given to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence

Owners Katie Cooke and Joan Classen of the mother-and-daughter operated Fresh Boutique clothing store in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Well-known Oak Bay artist Marion Cumming created this image for neighbour and friend Robin June Hood. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Artist leaves century-old Oak Bay home to Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Respect a key to transitioning home to Indigenous group’s use

Well-known Oak Bay artist Marion Cumming created this image for neighbour and friend Robin June Hood. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
From left: SOS Meals on Wheels co-ordinator, Jolene Swanson; RBC Qualicum Beach branch manager, Julie Field; SOS executive director, Susanna Newton; and RBC Parksville branch manager, Sheena Peterson. Swanson and Newton accept a $5,000 COVID response and recovery grant from the RBC Foundation, delivered by Field and Peterson. (Submitted photo)

$5K donation to SOS from RBC helps Meals on Wheels program in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Food delivery program provides 14,334 meals to average of 90 clients a month

From left: SOS Meals on Wheels co-ordinator, Jolene Swanson; RBC Qualicum Beach branch manager, Julie Field; SOS executive director, Susanna Newton; and RBC Parksville branch manager, Sheena Peterson. Swanson and Newton accept a $5,000 COVID response and recovery grant from the RBC Foundation, delivered by Field and Peterson. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Arroswmith Search and Rescue (ASAR) help residents evacuate from their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding in Jan. 2, 2021. ASAR announced receiving two ‘tribute gifts’ from Parksville Qualicum Beach and Arrowsmith community members. (Michael Briones photo)

Friends and family honour loved ones with ‘tribute gifts’ to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

One gift celebrates life of a dear husband, other the birthday of avid hiker

Members of the Arroswmith Search and Rescue (ASAR) help residents evacuate from their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding in Jan. 2, 2021. ASAR announced receiving two ‘tribute gifts’ from Parksville Qualicum Beach and Arrowsmith community members. (Michael Briones photo)
An Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Mobile Command Unit. (PQB News file photo)

Nanoose Bay company makes $10,000 donation pledge to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

ASAR is currently building a new operations centre in Qualicum Beach

An Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Mobile Command Unit. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)

Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation donates $41,500 to 13 charities

‘We connect visionary donors with causes that truly matter’

The Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation logo. (Submitted photo)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers website logo. (Submitted)

Grandmothers to Grandmothers to host Parksville outdoor plant sale in May

Donations of plants, tools, garden arts and crafts are welcome

Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers website logo. (Submitted)
Chris and Cheryl Cote run the Oceanside Christmas Wishes and help a minimum of 10 low-income families every year, from gifts to groceries and more. (Facebook photo)

Christmas Wishes group offers boost for low-income families in Parksville Qualicum Beach

‘We want to cover everything so it’s not just about the gifts’

Chris and Cheryl Cote run the Oceanside Christmas Wishes and help a minimum of 10 low-income families every year, from gifts to groceries and more. (Facebook photo)
Liz Sahlstrom, pictured with her horse Breeze, made a $5,000 donation to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Society. (Submitted Photo)
Liz Sahlstrom, pictured with her horse Breeze, made a $5,000 donation to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Society. (Submitted Photo)
Toy Drive ‘drive through’ cancelled for Nov. 25. (Courtesy of Tigh-Na-Mara)

Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive drive through cancelled for Nov. 25

Resort will continue to accept donations on behalf of the Society of Organized Services

Toy Drive ‘drive through’ cancelled for Nov. 25. (Courtesy of Tigh-Na-Mara)
Parksville’s Foster Park, located on Sanderson Road. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s Foster Park, located on Sanderson Road. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach author, Laura Langston, left, next to book cover of ‘No Right Thing’. (Photo submitted)
Qualicum Beach author, Laura Langston, left, next to book cover of ‘No Right Thing’. (Photo submitted)