Posts Tagged ‘Gardening’

The city has received a development permit application for a 4 story apartment building at 253 Victoria Road (think behind the Dairy Queen).  We’ve invited the designer to come to our November meeting, present his concept, and get some initial feedback.


Artist Yvonne Vander Kooi is half-way through her colourful mural on the washroom walls at Deverill Park.  mural Although this is a commissioned job for her, she has donated countless hours of service to both the South End and the city.  If you’re quick, you she’s the Hidden Hero this week on Shaw TV Channel 4.  Bravo, Yvonne.


Fitness Edge is taking over the lower floor of the building next door, which formerly held the hydroponics store and MP Jean Crowder’s campaign office.  They will use of for exercise classes, and it can also double as a meeting space, fitting up to 50 people comfortably.  They’ve done a terrific job in renovating.


On Sunday November 1st, 2009 the Young Professionals of Nanaimo are hosting a community BBQ to help raise funds for the restoration of Nanaimo’s E&N Train Station. The event will be from 1-3 pm and will include many local residents, community and business leaders as well as local media. We encourage you to forward on this invitation to anyone who may be interested in learning more or contributing to the restoration of the Train Station.


MLA Doug Routley is finalizing plans on a Nanaimo office.  In the meantime,  the grand opening of his Ladysmith office is on November 14th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.  Anyone that would like to come and have a coffee/tea and visit with Doug and his staff  is welcome.


Port Place Mall is doing an info session about the mall redevelopment, sadly, the same night as our next SECA meeting.  In the Mall, Wed Nov 4 from 6 to 8 PM.  Perhaps we can ask them to come speak with us at another time?


The Nanaimo Community Gardens Society & The City of Nanaimo

Invite You to a Gathering of Local Community Gardeners

Who? Community Garden leaders and anyone interested in spearheading new food garden initiatives, including representatives from the City of Nanaimo and food security organizations.

Where? Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth St (near Bruce St.)

When?  Tuesday November 24th,

Display Set Up & Viewing 6-6:30pm Meeting 6:30-8:30pm

Why? To share our successes, challenges, and our dreams – with the aim of supporting each other, increasing collaboration and growing more community gardens.


(To help us shape the agenda to benefit those who are attending, please indicate what you would like to gain from this meeting when you RSVP.)

6:00pm Set-up and view displays of community garden initiatives (photos, literature)

6:30pm Facilitator will bring meeting to order. The agenda will be modified to suit needs of participants, but will likely include introductions and discussion of:

§ how your garden is structured

§ who participates

§ to whom food is distributed

§ how it is funded

§ what has worked well for your initiative

§ what has been a challenge/barrier, and

§ individual and collective goals for the future and how we can help each other

8:30pm Adjourn.

Please RSVP by November 17th by calling 250-816-GROW (4769)

Or emailing Pat at pat.w@shaw.ca

Remember to let us know what you would be interested to gain from this meeting so we can best accommodate you and your community garden group.

Nanaimo Community Gardens Society


250-816-GROW (4769)

7-10 Club Grand Opening

The Nanaimo 7-10 Club Society invites you to celebrate their Grand Opening November 8, 1:00 to 4:00 at the Community Service Building 285 Prideaux Street. For more information 250-714-0917. email – info@nanaimo710club.com Web site – www.nanaimo710club.com

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