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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Texada residents raising funds to host Syrian refugee family on the island

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016

Texada residents raising funds to host Syrian refugee family on the island

Share this!For a family escaping a war zone and drought in their home country, the peace and quiet of Texada Island might seem like worlds away. For one family though, that transition might become a reality. A group of Texada residents has started a crowdfunding campaign to sponsor a Syrian refugee family to live on Texada Island. From the text on the campaign page: Texada Betherock Refugee Fund...

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