Archive for January, 2015

Gord Fuller

Most of you will know by now that Gord Fuller suffered a major heart attack last Sunday morning shortly after helping load tables from our gung haggis fat choy event the previous evening. It goes without saying that all our thoughts and prayers go out to Gord and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.
Douglas Hardie

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  1. Financial Report
  2. Gung Haggis Fat Choy
  3. Community Facility
  4. Litter
  5. Robin’s Garden
  6. Bee Hotel Workshop
  7. Traffic on Haliburton

1. Financial Report

2. Gung Haggis Fat Choy Fundraiser: Plans are coming together for this event, to be held at the old Caprice Theatre on Jan. 24 – volunteers begin work at 4:30 doors open at 5:00 pm.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to pick­up/return tables, provide salads, desserts,etc., man the door, serving tables and to assist with set­up and clean­up. Please contact S. Larocque at 250 753 1394 if you are able to help in any way.

S. Larocque is in charge of food for the event – contact her if you are able to provide a salad, dessert or side dish. Nesvog Meats is cooking roast beef (C.Torjhelm will pick up), and veggie burgers will be available for those on special diets. S. McLellan is working on a donation of the Haggis from Quality Foods. Petra DeGroot will take charge of desserts, and Michelle will take care of coffee and tea. Blake McGuffie will handle liquor stock/sales. Sydney Robertson will book the Piper and organize entertainment.
Lisa Martin will head the Clean­up Crew. The clean­up will start by 11pm and be completed by 12 midnight.
We anticipate a 6pm start of the Procession. Kathryn Hazel will make the Toast to the Bard following Dinner. She reminds all those who have tickets for sale that she needs any extra tickets as well as the money generated by sales, to be turned in by the Thursday before the Event (January 22).

3. Community Facility: The group was backgrounded on the progress of the Committee looking into the possibility of acquiring a Facility for use by the Community. S. McLellan reports that a survey/questionnaire will be developed by the Committee as a tool to explore the desires of the Community as regards having a South End Neighbourhood Facility and what uses could be incorporated. It was pointed out that the City has provided approx. $10,000 for use as we see fit for enhancement in the neighbourhood . Perhaps such a project would be good use for those funds. Additionally, it was noted that some Councillors, when asked informally, were supportive of this initiative.

4. LitterBarbara Densmore reported that garbage and general dumping of refuse has been occurring at Milton and Esplanade. She contacted Randy Churchill of City report the situation. She queried whether this was a City issue. Who should remove this garbage?
Regarding garbage in the neighbourhood in general, the following points were brought up:

  • ­ Focus on educating Schools about litter
  • ­ Do we have fewer ‘Art Bins’ out? Do we need to look at providing more?
  • ­ McDonald’s and 7/11 are cleaning up around their locations.

It was suggested that we contact Randy Churchill and request him to attend a meeting to discuss the Community concerns with the state of litter in the neighbourhood.

5. Robins Gardens: Landon Homney reports that construction on the Robins Gardens project has resumed.

6. Bee Hotel Workshop: Thomas – Ambassador for Chase River Park, would like to present a Seminar on Bee Hotels on March 21. He is looking for a location at which to hold it.

7. Traffic on Haliburton: S. Larocque expressed concerns about traffic on Haliburton and would like to see Radar used to ameliorate it. She reminded that the South End Neighbourhood Plan promises improved traffic control.



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image003Saturday, January 17 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Harbourfront Library the Nanaimo Arts Council and Swap-o-Rama-Rama will be hosting a free “UnFinished Objects (UFO) Day”.  Bring anything portable that you want to finish.  Sewing, crafting, painting, drawing, if you can carry it you can bring it.  Bring your supplies and tools as well.  There will be a sink, electrical outlets, tables and chairs available.  If you can bring any of the following that you would be willing for others to use let the Nanaimo Arts Council know:  an iron, ironing board and/or full length mirror.  Feel free to bring snacks to be eaten with fingers and there will be tea and coffee available.

You can come and work on your own; however, UFOs are usually unfinished for a reason. Do you need some kind of help or motivation to get going again?  If so UFO Day is for you.  Participants can help and motivate each other.  Another way to get rid of a UFO is to pass it forward and there will also be a UFO Swap Table.

For more information contact the Nanaimo Arts Council at 250-729-3947 or admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca

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See and print the PDF poster here: GungHaggis2015Poster

Come celebrate Chinese New Year & Robbie Burns Day with SECA! This is the second of this now annual event which will be full of traditional (and non-traditional) festivities such as the procession of the Haggis and Fish, Scottish Country Dancers (of all ages and do join in), and dinner and dessert.

Dinner will include a buffet of beef-on-a-bun sandwiches, veggie burgers, and three kinds of salad – green, Caesar, and bean.

Bring your loot bags as there will be a 50/50 draw, as well as exciting and tempting silent auction items which help us to raise money for our yearly events such as the South End Heritage Miner’s Day Picnic and insurance. See you there!

DATE: Saturday, January 24th 2015
TIME: doors at 5:00pm dinner at 6:00pm
LOCATION: Nanaimo Entertainment Center 46 Nicol St.

Tickets available at Sandra’s Head to Toe Salon – 721 Haliburton St.
Or call Kathryn: (250) 754-0952

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