Our monthly mini-litter pick-up is THIS Saturday, November 1
We’ll meet at McDonald’s for breakfast/coffee at 9:00 AM, and then fan out around 9:30 to clean up for an hour. Bring gloves and extra plastic grocery bags. By 10:30, 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..:)
Trashy Art Day, Saturday Nov 8, &Loan Gallery, 33 Victoria Crescent
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We’ll paint our next batch of Art Bins between 11 AM and 4 PM. We’re painting a little differently this time…come and paint as part of a team. Learn some painting techniques, meet some new folks. No need for you to be a great artist….just inspired to leave your mark on the South End and happy to work with your neighbours. Come when you can…for the whole time or for a few hours. Call Yvonne Vander Kooi for more info: 250.754.0677
Then between 4 and 6 PM, we’ll show them off at a Trashy Art Show at the &Loan Gallery, 33 Victoria Crescent. The gala-gala event of the season, and a place to bump into some of Nanaimo’s most fascinating folks! Don’t miss it!
New bins will be placed where they are most needed. Adoption papers for potential foster bin parents will be at the event. If you can’t come to the event, but are interested in fostering a bin, call Sandra Zuccolini at Sandra’s Head-to-Toe Salon, 753-1394
Thanks to the City of Nanaimo for helping to support this event.
The Southenders Tea Party November 8
When Laura Ann Ramsay asked folks who attended the Strawberry Social at the 2005 Miner’s Picnic to complete the sentence: “I remember when….” she had no idea what that it would lead to a book. Titled The Southenders, this book has been a labour of love for her, and for the almost 100 people who helped by writing stories or assisting with the book production.
Divided into decades, stories start in the 1800’s through today…memories of people, places and events, with photos and newspaper clippings.
The Southenders will be launched at a storytelling tea party at the new Nanaimo Museum (in the convention centre) on Saturday Nov 8 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. You’ll hear stories from 2 generations: Ruth Hunter and Muriel McKay Ross, as well as Jim Brice and Jim Robertson, who would likely be delighted to be called youngsters again…!
The book will be available for sale at the Museum; 152 pages, $14.95. If you want to attend, please RSVP the museum at 753.1821 so you’re not left without a chair!
The Civic Election is Saturday November 15
Click on the link below to discover the type of devastation that you may cause by NOT voting: (sent to one of our board members. Not meant to be related any Nanaimo candidate)
So you won’t bother voting, eh?
Now here is a simple and easy way for you to make a difference.
South End Votes
Well, it’s becoming pretty obvious that this coming civic election is big news for those of us in the South End. Our on-line forum, South End Votes is now receiving up to 200 visits a day. AND…EVERY candidate for council and mayor has answered the 4 questions we asked about:
1. · How they see the South End changing
2. · The problems stemming from Nicol Street
3. · Their 3 top actions on homelessness and affordable housing
4. · The motion to locate a multiplex in OUR neighbourhood.
You can read ALL of the responses on line. You can even post a comment and read what your neighbours are saying. Plus you can download a score sheet to help you decide who DESERVES your vote.
Just click here.
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