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2015. 

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THE CEDRIC LITERARY AWARDS

The Cedric Literary Awards is a first-of-its-kind literary awards program in Canada, created specifically to recognize and celebrate unpublished BC writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and First Nations storytelling, age 50 or better. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts starting February 1, and the deadline for receipt of submissions is May 1, 2015. Once all of the submissions are in, they will be forwarded to an independent selection panel made up of members who are recognized in BC and beyond in the fields of writing and publishing. Details about a gala awards event will be announced at a later date. For more information contact Veronica Osborn, Executive Director at  250-370-0200.  or vosborn@thecedrics.ca  or   http://www.thecedrics.ca/index.html

 

February

Thursday, February 26 (6.30pm – 8.30pm)

Reacting to Gluten? Discover Why & How to Diagnose & Treat Your Condition

There are a variety of reasons why a growing number of people cannot tolerate wheat, rye and barley.  These reactions may be caused by FODMAP (fermentable carbohydrate) intolerances or gluten related disorders such as celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, wheat allergies or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  Diagnosis and treatment of these conditions is essential and complex and therefore requires a multidisciplinary team with experitise in gluten related disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and FODMAP intolerances.  Learn similarities and differences in the testing, diagnosis and treatment of FODMAP intolerances and the four forms of gluten related disorders.  Learn how timely diagnosis and treatment can significantly reduce health and financial burdens.

More info and to register:    http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Course/Reacting-to-Gluten-Discover-Why-and-How-to-Diagnose-and-Treat-Your-Condition/HPHE254/

 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. OR 7:00 p.m. – 8:30p.m

Peace of mind for you and your family!

You and a guest are cordially invited to: “Money Matters”Guest speakers: Audrey Morris – After Care Specialist, McCall Bros. Funeral Directors Ltd.
Hosted by:  Pam Katunar – Investment Advisor,
  TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria
RSVP: Pam Katunar at 250-356-4034 or pamela.katunar@td.com

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March

Tuesday March 3rd 2015. 3.30 pm – 6 pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare! (part 2).

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  1070 Douglas Street– 5th Floor, Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 orE-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

 

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Thursdays, March 5 and 12 (7pm – 9pm)

Living Consciously: The Practice of Mindfulness

Have you noticed life seems a little out of control lately? Are your body and mind constantly busy? Eastern philosophy teaches us that when we pay attention to what is happening in the present moment, we develop an ability to make more conscious and healthy choices in our lives. This highly experiential course facilitates this innate capacity for living more mindfully and draws upon the work of Jon Kabat Zinn and his mindfulness-based stress reduction program.

More info and to register:   http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Course/Living-Consciously-The-Practice-of-Mindfulness/HPCE181/

 

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Saturday, March 7 ‐ 10 AM to 5 PM  - Sunday, March 8 ‐ 10 AM to 5 PM

Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show

The Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show is The Ultimate Bling Fling for jewellery makers, jewellery lovers & everyone in between! Twice yearly: 1st weekend in March & 1st weekend in October. Over 35 exhibitors offering beads, gems, findings, tools/supplies, display/packaging ‐ and ready‐made jewellery from some of the west coast’s finest artisan jewellers. Hands‐on workshops, demos & make ‘n’ takes! Main Hall , Saanich Fairground , 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton, BC
Contact: Cheryl 250.382.2261 cheryl@vibjs.ca    http://www.vibjs.ca/

 

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Saturday March 7th – Sunday March 8th 2015.

Victoria Women’s Expo.

Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria, BC.
www.victoriawomensshow.com/#!spring-expo-2015/c1xbq

 

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Tuesday March 10th 2015.

10th Annual Seniors Expo.

You are invited to the 10th Annual Seniors Expo at the Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria.
Contact Caroline Weatherhead 250-812-8782 http://www.seniorexpo2015.ca/

 

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Wednesday, March 11 (7pm – 9pm)

Homeopathy 101:  Traditional Medicine for Modern Problems

Homeopathy has fascinated generations since it was developed in the early 1800s. Begin your own homeopathic discovery with Homeopathy 101, where you’ll discover how this complementary and alternative medicine can be applied to your everyday life. A homeopathic doctor will discuss the history, philosophy and principles of this therapy. Case studies will focus on digestive disorders, fatigue, stress and anxiety. You will learn how to stay healthy from a homeopathic perspective and apply simple remedies at home including a basic first aid kit which includes treatments for motion sickness, burns and food poisoning.

More info and to register:  http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Course/Homeopathy-101-Traditional-Medicine-for-Modern-Problems/HPHE255/

 

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Wednesday March 11th.

The Malahat Highway, today it can be travelled in about 38 minutes with the radio on and one hand on the wheel.  It’s a route to commute to work, to shop, go to a movie etc.  Many of us drive over it almost every day with no idea that it has a fascinating story to tell.

At the turn of the 20th Century it was a virtually impenetrable barrier of dense forest, rocky cliffs, a mountain and fast flowing streams.   In 1903, Major James Francis Lennox MacFarlane, an Irish military officer turned farmer, arrived in Mill Bay.  He was convinced that a road was not only possible but essential and he set out to prove it.

In 2014 the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society began the production of ‘ONE MAN’S DREAM’, The History of the Malahat Highway.  ‘One Man’s Dream’ is a 40-minute video being produced for the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society by Nick Versteeg (director of many TV cooking shows and “One Day in Cowichan”).  It tells the story of Major MacFarlane, whose vision and persistence (fuelled by liberal doses of whiskey) led to the building of the Malahat Highway and the subsequent development of Mill Bay.

Join MBMHS members, Producer/Director Nick Versteeg, Script-Writer Geoff Johnson, lead actor Roger Carr and Victorian Vogue Historical Fashion Shows, Wednesday March 11th  at a Gala to be held 6-8:30pm at Brentwood College’s T. Gil Bunch Theatre.  

Go to http://millbaymalahathistory.com/   (you can view a trailer there) and click on the Register button, which will take you to the Eventbrite website where you can order and print your free tickets (donations will be gratefully accepted and receipted at the Gala, with DVDs also for sale).

A story never before told, you won’t be disappointed.

 

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MARCH 14 AND 15, 2015.

CELEBRATION OF QUILTS

PLEASE JOIN US  “THE TIMBERLANE QUILTERS’ GUILD”  AS WE CELEBRATE THE ART OF QUILTING ON OUR FABULOUS QUILT SHOW “CELEBRATION OF QUILTS”, WHICH WILL FEATURE OVER 200 OF OUR MEMBERS’ QUILTS, IS HELD AT DWIGHT HALL, 6274 WALNUT ST ASH ST IN POWELL RIVER, FROM 10-5 ON SATURDAY AND 10-4 ON SUNDAY. THERE WILL BE A SALES BOUTIQUE, VENDORS FOR QUILTING SUPPLIES, A RAFFLE, DOOR PRIZES, EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS, INTERACTIVE QUILTING DEMOS AND A LUNCH ROOM FOR REFRESHMENTS AND MEALS. WE OFFER A SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM THE FERRY TERMINAL IN TOWN TO THE QUILT SHOW.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR SHOW AND OUR GUILD, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.timberlanequiltersguild.ca

 

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Volunteers Needed for the ZoomerShow at the Vancouver Convention Centre!

Volunteer at the Vancouver ZoomerShow - this is the perfect opportunity for you to meet like-minded Zoomers and CARP members.  You do not have to be a Zoomer or CARP member to volunteer – so invite your family, friends, and colleagues to come along with you.  There are various positions available, including: Ticket Sales, Bag Personnel, Floater and Information Personnel.

Shifts run on Saturday March 21 from 9:00am – 1:30pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm and on Sunday March 22 from 10:00am – 2:00pm or 1:30pm – 5:00pm.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided both days.

On Thursday March 19 and Friday March 20, volunteers are needed to help create attendee bags. This will begin at 10am and run all day.  Again, refreshments and snacks will be provided.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Catherine at c.theriault@zoomermedia.ca or 416.368.3194 x369.   http://www.zoomershow.com/events/vancouver2015

 

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Sunday March 22nd 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 p.m. –  3:30 p.m.

Trusts – Types of Trusts, Uses, Considerations

You and a guest are cordially invited to:  “Money Matters”. When and how trusts can be used in Estate Planning. Guest Speaker: Brenda Milbrath, Barrister & Solicitor, MacMinn & Company

Hosted by:  Pam Katunar – Investment Advisor, TD Wealth Private Investment Advice at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria
RSVP: Pam Katunar at 250-356-4034 or pamela.katunar@td.com

 

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Thursday, March 26 (7pm – 9pm)

The Beneficial Role of Intestinal Bacteria

Recent medical advances have increased our understanding of the important role intestinal bacteria play in the development of the immune system.  How these bacteria also contribute metabolically to diverse conditions ranging from autoimmune disease to obesity will be discussed.

More info and to register: http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Course/The-Beneficial-Role-of-Intestinal-Bacteria/HPHE256/

 

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March 27, 28 and 29th, 2015

Pieces: Celebrating Textiles.

Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Comox, BC

http://piecescelebratingtextiles.com/

 

Saturday, March 28  (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Reiki Level 1

Reiki, or “universal life force energy,” is a technique commonly referred to as “palm healing” or “hands-on healing.”  It is through the use of systematized hand-placements that a person may self-heal and find a state of equilibrium. Learn to draw out stress, imbalance and dis-harmony in the body with this alternative healing method. Learn how this complementary and alternative medicine is applied to our everyday life. The history, philosophy and principles of this ancient therapy will be discussed through a series of learning activities, including work in self-reflection, energy, lifestyle and connection; exploratory self-treatment is the key of this level. Text:  Reiki the Healing Touch: First and Second Degree Manual by William Lee Rand (not included in the course fee)

More info and to register:    http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Course/Reiki-Level-1/HPHE125/

 

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April

Saturday April 25th 2015.

Rotary Taste of Oceanside fundraiser

The Rotary Taste of Oceanside fundraiser is being held in Parksville, BC. http://www.parksvilleamrotary.org/

Sunday 26th 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

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May

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Rally 4 Memories, the drive for dementia. Now in it’s 4th year.

Love you car! Love to drive! Start you engines. Join the Rally from Victoria up-island.

Your entry fee of $600 per car (based on 2 people, driver & navigator) includes:
• A tax receipt sent to all participants
• Driver’s meeting kick-off at Vancouver Island Brewery
• Wine tasting at 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery
• TWO night’s accommodation in an ocean view room at Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River

• Arrival reception including drinks & appetizers
• A delicious dinner prepared exclusively for our event
• A selection of Silent Auction items to bid on
• And, of course, lunch mid-Island

This year we are pleased to be hosted by Pacific Prime at the Beach Club in Parksville.
2015 Registration Options (Deadline April 1, 2015)
1. Online using your credit card – Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-4-memories-2015-tickets-14332455761  (a service fee will apply for this option)
2. A cheque for $600 (made payable to We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation)
3. If more convenient cash or cheque payment may also be hand delivered to: We Care Home Health Services, 2631B Douglas St. Victoria

Contact Dr. Marjorie Moulton, Executive Director, We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation, 707-828 Rupert Terrace Victoria, BC V8W 0A7
250-920-9573   www.werageweweep.com

 

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Saturday May 2nd 2015. 10 am – 4 pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare!

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 or E-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

 

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Sunday May 24th 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

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June

Sunday June 14th 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

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Saturday June 20th 2015. 10am – 4pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare!

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road,  Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 orE-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

Saturday November 7th 2015. 10am to 2pm.

West Shore Fall Wellness Fair

You are invited to the West Shore Seniors’ Services Fall Wellness Fair at the Langford Legion Hall, 761 Station Road, Langford, BC.
Contact Nicole 250-391-9827 or Info4westshoreseniors@gmail.com or http://westshoreseniorsservices.com

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December

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