ABoriginART Galleries and the Lions Bay Art Gallery invite you to participate in the SAVE HOWE SOUND Art Fundraiser.
Artwork has been generously donated by Simon Griffiths and Michael Tickner to raise funds for purchasing communications materials for the Save Howe Sound public awareness campaign.
Save Howe Sound’s goal is to raise awareness about the Burnco Open Pit Gravel Mine and Crushing operation that is slated for the McNab Creek valley in the Howe Sound and to create awareness about the need for a long term land use plan for Howe Sound.
The warm sunlight came filtering through the jacaranda tree in the central courtyard and the scent of roses filled the air as we left our hotel room and wandered across to meet the members of our team for our first breakfast together in Antigua, Guatemala. This stunningly beautiful town in the central highlands has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site and tourists from all over the world flock here for a few days before taking off to see the great Mayan ruins at Tikal or Lake Atitlan which is often compared to Lake Como in Italy.
This was my wife Rose's and my fourth visit to Guatemala with a Project Hands surgical team and we would be leaving the luxury of Antigua the following morning for 9 days to experience a different Guatemala than the ones the tourists see.
To Lions Bay residents,
“Thank you for making Death wait. You’re giving all Canadians more time. More life.” from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, 2012.
Our numbers were small, but our enthusiasm was not! This year we had only 11 volunteers going door to door, canvassing on behalf of Heart and Stroke, during our cold and wet month of February, yet we managed to raise over $2400.00, from generous Lions Bay community donors.
We also raised $1100.00 from online donations, with 3
This is an amazing one time opportunity to get rid of those jars of (about to become extinct) pennies that are lying in a closet or drawer of your house.
You can either drop them off at the Lions Bay Village Store, send me an email
, or give me a call at 604 922 9842 and we will pick them up.
They will be used by Project HANDS for their surgical trips to Guatemala. (www.projecthands.org)
It would be a shame to waste an opportunity to give you a bit of useless trivia about the penny:
“A penny saved is a penny earned”
The original form of this proverb used got instead of earned and is recorded in George Herbert’s “Outlandish Proverbs” circa 1633 – “A penny spar’d is twice got”
A team of 21 very enthusiastic Lions Bay residents have signed up to run or walk in the 10 km. Sun Run on April 15th this year.
Rain or shine, we have turned out every Sunday morning to practise on the school field, and we are all feeling the great benefits of our improved health and fitness level.
Early registration at the reduced rate
Thanks to those who gave their time and energy to a work party held at Brunswick Beach to help out with a general clean up of the Beach. Sandra Kirkpatrick welcomed Mayor Broughton and husband Michael to our “quiet work party” and while our numbers were small, our ambition was not. Lots of weeds and garbage bit the dust and we are looking forward to a larger turn out for our annual spring garden clean coming up soon in at the end of March, maybe April. We'll keep you all informed as soon as we set our date!
We are now happily watching the first bursts of spring with Forsythia and Heather making their appearance at our entrance to the Beach.
We wish everyone happy gardening and a happy and colourful spring.
Please mark Sunday May 26th on your calendars now. More updates can be obtained here or through the Art Council website: Link to Lions Bay Art Council website