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This Saturday, come one come all and enjoy in the annual & free community family day event of pancakes, petting zoo, painting and other party fun! Sales/fundraising items such as SECA garb, hot dogs, popcorn and silent auction items all contribute towards the SECA association for continued community gathering and connection. We look forward to seeing you there!

South End Community Association

When you come to the South End Community Association’s Annual Miner’s Heritage Picnic, it’s so jam-packed with activities it’s hard to decide what to do first.

This is the 24th anniversary of the free family event, to be held at Deverill Park, located on Irwin St. between Milton and Farquhar Sat., June 18th, from 8:30 am to 2 pm.

The day begins with a pancake breakfast at 8:30 am, followed by a First Nations prayer and speakers at 11 am, and a Heritage Walk around the historic South End neighbourhood at 11:10 am.

The ever-popular pet parade, now named the Signy Pet Parade in memory of South End resident Signy Gauer, will be held at 1 pm just before the Laura Ramsay Memorial Tea at 2 pm.

And while these are going on, there’s live music and entertainment, art, painting and crafts, pony rides and a petting farm, a climbing wall, miniature train ride, bouncy castle, face-painting and more!

SECA will be having some fund-raising activities to…

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Rick Myers, president of the Nanaimo Pride Society, fills in the sidewalk in front of Nanaimo City Hall with colourful sidewalk chalk. The society has asked Nanaimo council to consider painting some sidewalks rainbow colours in time for the Pride Parade on June 12. -  RACHEL STERN / The News BulletinSECA is very excited to be in on all the parade fun, especially for Nanaimo’s First PRIDE PARADE!  This coming Sunday, June 12, we’ll be in our Mad Hatter-y (and Drag!) garb with our beloved Teawagon and assorted characters.  If you’d like to join us, please do!  Come as any wacky Alice-in-Wonderland character, wear your SECA T-Shirt OR put your best DRAG face forward and walk/dance/swagger/strut the route with us!  We meet on Commercial Rd between the highway and Wharf/Skinner St by 11:30; the parade starts at 12:00 and will finale in Maffeo Sutton with a festival. If you have not yet seen or crossed the rainbow crosswalks at Commercial and Skinner – here’s your chance to do it with pizazz! The parade route ends there (Terminal and Comox) so if you’re not staying you might want to arrange a lift back.
If you’d like help with a costume (Mad Hattery overflows!!), have questions or would like to connect before coming: reply to fernville@shaw.ca.

Agenda

  1. Financial
  2. Miner’s Heritage Picnic
  3. Ping Pong Table
  4. Neighbourhood Safety
  5. Board Retreat
    Other items:
  6. Anti-idling Update
  7. PRIDE Parade (SECA Float)
  8. NAC donation
  9. Ducks

The Meeting was called to order with the acknowledgement that we meet on traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

  1. FINANCIAL:General Account – $1,630.51 reduced due to tea wagon repairs.
    Picnic Account – $2,028.27
  2. MINER’S HERITAGE PICNIC: Final arrangements are coming together.  However, Volunteers are still needed.  A sign up for volunteers was circulated at the meeting. Particularly needed are:  Hot dog cooks/sales, Set-up starting at 7a.m. and Clean-up at the end of the day.  Posters are available and Members are requested to take a supply and put them up.
  3. PING PONG TABLE:  A quote has been obtained for installing a permanent Ping Pong Table at Deverill Park.  Thanks to Thomas for his work to make this happen. Nets will be purchased separately and donated (THANK YOU!) and the Exec will look into purchasing a few extra ping pong paddles and balls to hang up for use if people do not have their own.
  4. NEIGHBOURHOOD SAFETY: There have been recent criminal activities in the 700 block of Haliburton, particularly in the alleyway between Woodhouse and Robins St.  Local residents are working to initiate a neighbourhood effort to make crime in this area less attractive by following CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) best practices. See more Canadian-based info at: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/pubs/ccaps-spcca/safecomm-seccollect-eng.htm
    CPTED Manual for Police:  http://www.cpted.net/resources/Documents/Articles_Resources/EU%20Manual4Police.pdf
  5. BOARD RETREAT: The Members were advised of the retreat held for our SECA Board Members on Sunday, May  29th.  The all-day workshop centered around the Myers-Briggs personality type descriptions to help our Board Members work most effectively for our community and was facilitated by P. Beltgens. The use of Pacific Gardening kitchen/dining area, day-long facilitation, and food (potluck) were all donated (Thank you)! An Honorarium gift certificate was presented to her in thanks for this wonderful day.
  6. ANTI-IDLING UPDATE: Action by Committees at City Hall on any items has been prorogued for the present.   The City’s Goal Alignment Report released today, contains no initiatives focused on Environmental concerns.
  7. PRIDE PARADE (SECA FLOAT): The Parade is Sunday, June 12 and Members are encouraged to march with us.  As we get final information, the Membership Secretary will notify Members by e-mail of time and place.  If you would like costume assistance, contact S. Robertson.  If further painting on the tea wagon is needed, local Artists have indicated their willingness to bring the tea wagon paint job to completion (over the summer).
  8. NAC DONATION: The Nanaimo Arts Council be holding an on-line Silent Auction Fundraiser.  Their offices were destroyed in the Downtown fire and they have been relocated to Wallace Street.  The Member asks if SECA is willing to donate a T-shirt or Apron.  Moved by S. Larocque, Second by D. Hardie to donate a SECA apron.  Carried unanimously.
  9. DUCKS: A local resident was asked to hatch ducklings for a farmer and they were not picked up.  
    Khaki Campbells, Crested Buffs,  Indian Runners, Crested Whites and Crested Rowans are available at a Cost of $10 each.   Contact:  Len Greaves at 250-758-8903 if you wish to purchase.  Nanaimo by-laws allow 6 ducks on a residential property under 1 acre.

Adjourned 8:15

When you come to the South End Community Association’s Annual Miner’s Heritage Picnic, it’s so jam-packed with activities it’s hard to decide what to do first.

This is the 24th anniversary of the free family event, to be held at Deverill Park, located on Irwin St. between Milton and Farquhar Sat., June 18th, from 8:30 am to 2 pm.

The day begins with a pancake breakfast at 8:30 am, followed by a First Nations prayer and speakers at 11 am, and a Heritage Walk around the historic South End neighbourhood at 11:10 am.

The ever-popular pet parade, now named the Signy Pet Parade in memory of South End resident Signy Gauer, will be held at 1 pm just before the Laura Ramsay Memorial Tea at 2 pm.

And while these are going on, there’s live music and entertainment, art, painting and crafts, pony rides and a petting farm, a climbing wall, miniature train ride, bouncy castle, face-painting and more!

SECA will be having some fund-raising activities to help cover costs for the picnic with a silent auction and the sale of hotdogs and drinks, popcorn, and for the healthy-minded, a variety of scrumptious salads.

The Miner’s Heritage Picnic is supported by SECA and local businesses, and is one of the city’s most popular summer-time events.

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For more information, contact Sandra Larocque, 250 753-1394, or go to www.nanaimosouthend.ca

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It’s Parade season!

And the South End Community Association will be in on all the fun.  This coming Sunday, May 22nd, we’ll be in the Heritage Days Parade, with our Mad Hatter-y Teawagon and assorted characters.  If you’d like to join us,please do!  Come as any wacky Alice-in-Wonderland character OR simply wear your SECA T-Shirt and walk the route with us.  We meet at Victoria Road and Finlayson by 12:30; the parade starts at 1:00 and should be finished by 2:00.  The parade route ends at Terminal and Comox, so you might want to arrange a lift back, or parade your own way home on the sidewalks.
Please let us know you’re coming: reply to fernville@shaw.ca.
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Above: Mad Hatters Tea Party 2014. Photo credit and permission through Joan C.

Which character will you be?!

Coming soon … We’re also going to join in Nanaimo’s first-ever Pride Parade!  Sunday, June 12th; more info to follow.

12993618_10153771004643645_7846956770586994541_nThe Livingston Food Forest is ready for more planting, and you are invited to help with the next step of the project: building more layers of mulch, shaping and planting perennial edibles.

What: spreading leaf and wood chip mulch and planting the upper half of the site:)
When: April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Where: on Haliburton Street in the 300 block (kitty corner from Robin’s rental cranes & behind the alley from Samaritan House)
Lunch is provided and you are welcome to bring some food to share.
Please bring:
gloves, shovels, rakes, warm clothes, boots,
extra plants that we can transplant in the forest! and to share with others.
See you Soon!
For more info see the FB event: https://m.facebook.com/events/756332444467362?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A2%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22dashboard%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22surface%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22dashboard_filter%5C%22%3A%5C%22upcoming%5C%22%7D%7D]%22%7D&aref=2&arefdashboardfilter=upcoming&ref=bookmarks
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