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Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marked 99 days to the Games

 

The B.C. 55-Plus Games, the province’s largest annual sporting competition, requires 1,500 volunteers and is expected to contribute over $3 million to the region’s economy. (Courtesy of 55-Plus BC Games)

1,500 volunteers needed for Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games this year

Saanich Commonwealth Place host kickoff to volunteer drive on April 30

 

Dick Stanton at the Chemainus sawmill section of the Chemainus Valley Museum. He loved to volunteer there. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Stanton leaves Chemainus a legacy of volunteering

Longtime firefighter devoted himself to the community

 

Shelley Cook (far right), executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association, receives patchwork blankets made by volunteers for the homeless from (left to right) quilters Christine Pollard, Helen Nation and Anne Brunet, associate executive director of the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Volunteers quilt blankets for the homeless

36 blankets made for the 36 sleeping cabins in region

Shelley Cook (far right), executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association, receives patchwork blankets made by volunteers for the homeless from (left to right) quilters Christine Pollard, Helen Nation and Anne Brunet, associate executive director of the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Doug MacKenzie and his daughter Aimee Fyvie proudly hold up their paint brushes on July 5 after four days of painting on Whistler Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Doug MacKenzie and his daughter Aimee Fyvie proudly hold up their paint brushes on July 5 after four days of painting on Whistler Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop will remain closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary extends thrift shop closure

Executive will revisit the situation again in early February

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop will remain closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary is taking a pro-active approach and closing the thrift shop as a precautionary measure as of Saturday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop closing again as a precautionary measure

Second closure this year will last at least six weeks due to the COVID situation

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary is taking a pro-active approach and closing the thrift shop as a precautionary measure as of Saturday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Original drums recovered amid offers to replace stolen Chemainus church set

Chemainus United Church grateful for actions of a caring community

The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The famous Chemainus Health Care Auxiiary Thrift Shop will start taking donations again on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop accepting donations again, starting Friday

Actual store being renovated during the pandemic and not likely to reopen for at least a month

The famous Chemainus Health Care Auxiiary Thrift Shop will start taking donations again on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Photo by Don Bodger)