The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Vestivus — A Fundraiser for the Rest of Us

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017

Vestivus — A Fundraiser for the Rest of Us

Share this!In what may become an annual tradition, a jolly group of organizers is planning a fundraiser at the Carlson Club (downstairs) in Powell River, called Vestivus. The event will take place Tuesday, December 12, starting at 7PM. Tickets (a limit of 150) can be purchased in advance or at the door for $10, and 100% of proceeds are going to local charities. See details on the poster above....

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Don’t miss the Diamond Dance… this Saturday!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

Don’t miss the Diamond Dance… this Saturday!

Share this! Every year, softball teams come from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to Powell River for the Annual Parkland Slo-Pitch Mixed Softball Tournament. This year, the organizers are adding even more fun to the mix, and hosting the first annual Diamond Dance as a wrap up party for the tournament! This dance will help support the costs associated with putting on a tournament like...

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Powell River Golfers Swing into Spring with BC Lung Association’s Golf Savings Book

Posted by on May 5, 2017

Powell River Golfers Swing into Spring with BC Lung Association’s Golf Savings Book

Share this!The BC Lung Association is encouraging golf lovers province-wide to pick up a Golf Savings Book. For $35, this fundraising book offers great deals and discounts on golf courses across BC and Washington State, all while supporting the BC Lung Association and the one in five British Columbians living with lung disease. “The sun is out and flowers are blooming – so it’s a great time to...

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Hey Powell River: Join the Hike for Hospice!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017

Hey Powell River: Join the Hike for Hospice!

Share this!On April 10th, 2014, five Powell River citizens came together to create the board of directors for the Powell River Hospice Society. They shared a common mission: to create a community based, non-profit organization, offering social, emotional and spiritual support to individuals at the end of their life – through compassion, respect and care, aimed at quality of living and a good...

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Quit Smoking and Win $250 Cash from BC Lung Association

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016

Quit Smoking and Win $250 Cash from BC Lung Association

Share this!On January 3, the BC Lung Association is challenging ‘wannabe’ quitters to take a breather for 24 hours and quit smoking. They’re also offering a $250 cash prize as an extra incentive (the winner will be randomly drawn). There’s no catch. The BC Lung Association simply wants as many British Columbians to quit smoking as possible, and they know that while most smokers want...

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Texada’s Tight-knit community keeps students warm this winter

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016

Texada’s Tight-knit community keeps students warm this winter

Share this!The worst part about winter on the West Coast is getting your socks wet. The best part? When you take off your cold, soggy socks after a particularly damp day and change into warm, wool slippers. Thanks to a kind group of knitters on Texada Island, school kids at the local elementary are keeping their feet warm this winter in newly-knit, wool slippers. So far, 15 hand-knit slippers...

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