Welcome to the first edition of SECA Newsletter. We hope to keep you informed of news and events of importance to folks living in Nanaimo’s South End. Newsletters will be published on a monthly basis, with up-dates and informational postings as needed.
WHAT’S UP AT THE NEXT SECA MEETING
1. Christina Martens from the Canadian Mental Health Association will give us an update on their purchase of the Balmoral Hotel, including the progress and the planned use of the building. Come and get a better understanding of the adjusted plan.
2. Then we’ll “turn the tables” and get YOUR input and ideas on some of the projects that are either underway or planned as part of the South End’s improvement efforts.
Wednesday Sept 3 @ 7 PM. Princess Royal School. Irwin @ Farquhar
WHAT’S UP THIS MONTH
Perhaps a little short notice, but on Saturday August 30, there’s an old-fashioned painting bee at Fernville House, the heritage house now sitting at the corner of Irwin and Milton. Sydney and her family have put a lot of time and energy into the South End, and now they need our help. Bring painting tools and come any time between 10 and 6 PM. If you can help out, call Barbara Densmore at 740.0123 by Thursday evening so she can make food arrangements. If you’d like to know more about the project check out
http://nanaimo.shawtv.com/ then click on the Our Shows tab near the top of the page – then click the Hidden Heroes logo– and select Sydney Robertson from the list of stories.
UPDATE: What fun that was! 34 people showed up over the day to help out. Sydney and the girls laid down the rules, the first one being 1. Our motto is “perfection”...”Better than it was!”
Click on this link to see photos.
Painting Bee Photos
Want a photo of yourself? If you aren’t computer savvy enough to download copies from Picasa, just e-mail Sydney… firstname.lastname@example.org and she can send the pics to you. Or leave a comment below, and we can look after from here if she’s up to her armpits in drywall mud….:)
Thanks to Bill Robinson for featuring the Painting Bee in his Hidden Heroes column in the Harbour City Star…what a great article! Sorry, it’s not on-line, so we can’t provide a link.
We’ll be resuming our monthly mini-litter pick ups in September. Always the last Saturday of the month, pencil in September 27 on your calendar. Meet at the MGM Restaurant for breakfast/coffee at 9:00 AM, then fan out with a partner to clean up for an hour. By 11:00, you’re on your way, and you’ve been able to meet your neighbours, help the community and do bend-over exercises at the same time..:)
If you missed the Miners Heritage Photo Display at the Miners Picnic, you can see it at the Labour Day Picnic held 11AM to 3PM at Transfer Beach, Ladysmith on Monday September 1.
If you’re feeling the slightest bit handy, the Neighbours of Nob Hill need some help with the assembly of the new playground equipment going into Nob Hill Park on the weekend of September 20 & 21. For further information call Barbara Henoch at 591.2444; she will be happy to provide details around what to bring and exactly when to meet.
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