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Hillside Seniors Health Centre/Yakimovich Wellness Centre

1454 Hillside Avenue, Victoria
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July

Vancouver Island is the centre of artists and crafts people in Canada. Photo courtesy of Ian and Josie Byington.

  

 

August

Old growth forest trail in Tofino. Photo by Ian and Josie Byington.

Saturday August 2nd 2014.

Vancouver Island based author will officially launch her latest literary sensation, Dependent – A Novel, 2 August at Chapters in Victoria from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Author Brenda Corey Dunne is expected to make headlines and create a ripple in the literary world with her heart-breaking fictional tale of love lost and independence sacrificed in a military relationship.

Dependent addresses several issues common to service families – marriage and family at a young age, long absences from spouse, post-traumatic stress, harassment, and abuse of power of high-ranking officials. It’s a very raw and intense view of life for the spouse not in uniform – the provider for the children, the keeper of the home and the silent champion of all things related to service life – and what happens when commitment to duty over family takes the ultimate turn for the worst.

“An emotionally difficult yet, beautiful book to read,” critiques Eastern Sunset Reads.

Dunne is no stranger to life in uniform having once served in the military and is married to a senior air force officer who will soon take command of Canadian Forces Base Comox. Her astute yet tender understanding of the choices made to devote to a life to a spouse in uniform bring much empathy to the turmoil facing her lead character.

For more details and to learn more about the author, visit goodreads;  www.goodreads.com/overdunne

 

Saturday August 9th & 10th.

Coombs Fall Fair.

www.coombsfair.com

 

Sunday, August 10th, 2014, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Fifth Annual Hazelwood Writers’ Festival at Hazelwood Herb Farm, 13576 Adshead Road, Ladysmith, B.C. Contact 250-245-8007 or info@hazelwoodherbfarm.com  Admission $10.00 (Gate receipts go to the local writers.)

Featured Performers and Readers.

Bob Carson Author, Editor, Contributor to many national and international publications (e.g., Waterfront Writers, Harper and Row, 1979; Das Ander Amerika, 1984; San Francisco Childhood, 2012). Wrote the book and lyrics to a musical, “ ‘34 “, performed in San Francisco and East Coast of the U.S. Won an Emmy (Lyrics) for the ABC documentary “Embarcadero Blues.”

David Fraser lives in Nanoose Bay, on Vancouver Island. He is the founder and editor of Ascent Aspirations Magazine, www.ascentaspirations.ca since 1997. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Rocksalt, An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry and recently Tesseracts18, 2014. He has published five collections of poetry; Going to the Well, 2004, Running Down the Wind, 2007, No Way Easy, 2010, Caught in My Throat, 2011 and, Paper Boats, 2012, and a collection of short fiction, Dark Side of the Billboard, 2006. In addition David has co-authored with Naomi Beth Wakan, On Poetry, an inspirational book on poetics and poetry

Local Writers and Performers. (More to be announced).

Andrew Brown, Kim Clark, Chelsea Comeau, Chris Hancock Donaldson, Ruth Hill, Judy Mayhew, Mary Ann Moore, Madeleine Nattrass, Pat Smekal, Linda Thompson, Ursula Vaira, Naomi Beth Wakan, Ann Graham Walker, and M.C. Warrior

Reserve in advance so we know the numbers at ascentaspirations@shaw.ca

Jointly sponsored by the Hazelwood Herb Farm and the WordStorm Society of the Arts and supported by the Canadian League of Poets, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Writers’ Union of Canada.

 

Friday August 15th – 17th.

Vancouver Island Exhibition (Nanaimo).

www.viex.ca

 

Saturday August 23th.

Cobble Hill Fall Fair.

www.cobblehillfair.ca

 

Saturday August30st – September 1st.

Saanich Fair.

www.saanichfair.ca

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September

 

The season of plenty from Qualicum Beach farmers market.

Friday September 5th – 7th

Cowichan Exhibition.

http://cowex.ca

 

Saturday September 6th – 7th.

Sooke Fall Fair.

www.sookefallfair.ca

 

Friday September 12th – 14th.

Luxton Fall Fair.

www.luxtonfair.ca

 

Saturday September 13th – 14th.

Salt Spring Fall Fair.

www.ssifi.org/fall-fair

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October

Trick or teat in Chemainus BC,

 TranquilShoresis offering five fall sessions under the theme of
‘Nurturing OurInnerGardensCompassionately’.

Sessions are facilitated by Jule Briese, Educator B.A., J.I. Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Certificate in Death and Grief Studies, Healing Energy Practitioner. Jule offers: client based Energy Healing, individual Grief and Loss Companioning and facilitates workshops around Balance and Self-Care, Team-Building and Restorative Communication for organizations and small groups.

Enhancing Personal Self Care

Tuesday October 21st    12:30 – 3 pm    at 525 Balsam Street Qualicum Beach

and

Thursday October 23rd    12:30 – 3pm  at St Edmunds, Parksville

Registration Fee :    $25.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996 tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

Relationship Nurturing Through Restorative Communication

Tuesday October 28th    12:30 – 3pm  at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach.

and

Thursday October 30th    12:30 – 3pm  at St Edmunds, Parksville.
Registration Fee :    $25.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996. tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

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November

Vancouver Island the place for all seasons. Photo by Ian and Josie Byington.

Saturday, November 1st, 10am – 2pm

2nd Annual West Shore Seniors Fall Wellness Fair.

Join us at the 2nd Annual for West Shore Seniors Fall Wellness Fair at the Royal Canadian Legion, 761 Station Avenue, Langford for Vendors * Door prizes * Onsite Flu Shots provided by Forbes Pharmacy and refreshments. Meet new friends and have fun.

Learn What Senior Services are Available in the West Shore!

Call Nicole for more info or to arrange transportation to and from the fair: 250-391-9827

 

Tranquil Shores is offering five fall sessions under the theme of  ‘Nurturing Our Inner Gardens Compassionately’.

Sessions are facilitated by Jule Briese, Educator B.A., J.I. Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Certificate in Death and Grief Studies, Healing Energy Practitioner. Jule offers: client based Energy Healing, individual Grief and Loss Companioning and facilitates workshops around Balance and Self-Care, Team-Building and Restorative Communication for organizations and small groups.

Neutralizing Energy Zappers for Caregivers

Monday November 3rd 1-3:00 pm at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach

and

Wednesday November 5th 1-3:00 pm   at St Edmunds, Parksville . Registration Fee:    $20.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996. tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

Introduction to Companioning Those Grieving Loss

Monday November 10th  1- 2:30 pm at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach

and

Wednesday November 12th      1- 2:30pm at St Edmunds, Parksville.
Registration Fee:
  $15.00.
For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996 tranquil.shores@telus.net

 

Introduction to Healing Energy

Monday November 17th at 1-2:30 pm  at 525 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach

and

Wednesday Nov 19th 1-2:30 pm  at St Edmunds, Parksville
Registration Fee:   $15.00. For More Information contact Jule Briese 250.752.4996. tranquil.shores@telus.net

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December

It’s party time !!!
Photo by Marcella Andrews.

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