The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

The CRC is making beans count – and in October, you can too!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016

The CRC is making beans count – and in October, you can too!

Share this!The kitchen at Joyce Avenue’s Community Resource Centre is under pressure this fall, and needs your help. Starting in July, the number of locals showing up hungry surged 30 percent – and shows no signs of slowing. So staff at the CRC have organized an October staples drive (skip to the end for more about what you can do). “With rental rates as high as they are now, people are forgoing...

Read More

Support the Next Generation of Pacific Salmon Stewards

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016

Support the Next Generation of Pacific Salmon Stewards

Share this!Being from Powell River, many of us grow up being salmon lovers. That’s why we want to help support our friends over at Vancouver Is Awesome, in their fundraising campaign for the Pacific Salmon Foundation–a non-profit devoted to wild Pacific salmon conservation. Bill Watterson (a designer) and Bob Kronbauer from Vancouver Is Awesome worked with the Pacific Salmon Foundation to...

Read More

BC Lung Association Director Challenges Powell River Smokers to Quit for 1 Day and Win!

Posted by on May 30, 2016

BC Lung Association Director Challenges Powell River Smokers to Quit for 1 Day and Win!

Share this!British Columbia has the lowest smoking rate in Canada – just 14.3%. However, the BC Lung Association believes we can do better, and is calling on the 500,000 British Columbians who continue to smoke to quit for 24 hours by signing up for the Tobacco Free Tuesday challenge on June 7th. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, Tobacco-Free Tuesdays provides aspiring quitters the...

Read More

Powell River golfers swing into savings while supporting the BC Lung Association

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

Powell River golfers swing into savings while supporting the BC Lung Association

Share this!Looking for a great way to support lung health and clean air initiatives throughout BC, as well as save money at your local golf course? The BC Lung Association’s Golf Privilege Club® Membership Book is back this year, and offers money-saving deals at golf courses throughout BC and Washington State. “For less than it would cost for one round of golf, our Golf Book gives you great...

Read More

A soup kitchen for all: Assumption Community Soup Kitchen celebrates 1 year of operation

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016

A soup kitchen for all: Assumption Community Soup Kitchen celebrates 1 year of operation

Share this!A calling of sorts About a year ago during Lent, Christine Behan was listening to these 2-minute Matthew Kelly videos that she receives via email every day, and on this one Sunday, the message was about feeding the hungry. She then went to church, and the homily that day given by Father Teeporten, was about feeding the hungry. At the time, she was also reading Pope Francis’ book “The...

Read More

Dietrich Family to climb Vancouver’s tallest building in support of lung health

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016

Dietrich Family to climb Vancouver’s tallest building in support of lung health

Share this!On February 21, Powell River’s Nancy, Gary, Megan, and Jeremy Dietrich will join 400 others in the fight for clean air by climbing one of Vancouver’s tallest buildings. If that’s not enough of a challenge, the BC Lung Association has introduced a new Fight & Flight Challenge, an obstacle course designed to test your strength, stamina and lungs, culminating with 48 storeys of...

Read More