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This April, The Canadian Cancer Society is celebrating the 75th anniversary of providing support and funding to cancer patients and research across Canada. The Daffodil campaign and door-to-door canvassing takes place throughout the month, please give generously. The door-to-door blitz in Gold River takes place Apr 13 15.Dont forget to enter the Find the Chamber Logo contest for a chance to win $50.00 in gift certi cates at businesses advertised in the Digest!!
1 APR MON:EASTER MONDAY & APRIL FOOLS DAY!!HST ends, PST and GST start.Aquatic Centre: Closed for Easter.GR Literacy: Closed the 1st week of Apr for spring break.SD 84: Schools closed for spring break.
2 APR TUE:Aquatic Centre: Aqua t 9:15 10:15 am, everyone welcome swim 10:1512pm & 19pm. Aerobics 6:307:30pm
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VIillage of Gold River Council meeting @ 7:30 pm.Rod & Gun Club: CORE Course, Apr 2 6. Must register in advance. Fee $230.00. Contact Morris @ 283-2160.Legion 270: Drop-in darts @ 7:30 pm.
3 APR - WED: Aquatic Centre: Aqua t 9:15 10:15 am & 7 8 pm., everyone welcome swim 10:15 12 pm & 5 9 pm.Legion 270: Poker night @ 7pm.VI Reg. Library: Open 1:30 5 pm & 6:30 8:30 pm.
4 APR THUR:WANTED!! Baby Boomer slow pitch players to form 2 teams (mixed) to play once a week on Wed evenings. Even if you think you are too old to start playing or havent played for years, come out for a night of exercise, socializing & FUN! Contact Betty @ 283-7485. There are senior slow pitch teams everywhere, why not Gold River?Aquatic Centre: Aqua t 9:15 10:15 am, everyone welcome swim 10:15 12 pm & 1 9 pm. Aerobics 6:30 7:30 pm.Jr. Cdn. Rangers: Now meet from 6:30 pm 8:30 pm.
5 APR FRI:Gold River Deli: Friday night special - sh & chips!Aquatic Centre: FREE swim 1 3 pm. Everyone welcome swim 6 10 pm.GR Literacy Society: Mother Goose @ StrongStart. Join us for a bouncing good time of songs, rhymes & stories. This program is designed for children from birth to 3 yrs. but all welcome.
6 APR SAT:Revellers Senior Club: Potluck dinner @ 5:30 pm.Legion 270: Saturday afternoon entertainment 2 7 pm. Jam with the band!Christian Fellowship: Family games night, everyone welcome! Bring a game, a snack & a friend. 7 9 pm @ church.Aquatic Centre: Everyone welcome swim 25 pm & 69pm
7 APR - SUN:AA: Meeting @ 7 pm in bsmt. suite at 340 Alder Street.Aquatic Centre: Everyone welcome swim from 12 4 pm.
8 APR MON:Village Video/Skate Shop: New releases half price!Aquatic Centre: Introduction to Zumba. Mondays from 5:156:15pm $17.55 for 4 sessions ending Arp 29. Register @ aquatic centre. Regular pool schedule resumes today.SD 84: Schools re-open.Rod & Gun Club: Monthly meeting @ 7:30 pm clubhouse.
9 APR TUE:Aquatic Centre: Babysitting course starts for ages 11+. $30 each, max. 30 participants.GR Literacy Society: Mother Goose @ 2 pm at Tsaxana & adult drop-in from 10 -11:30 am.SD 84: School board meeting @ 7 pm in GR board of ce.
10 APR WED:Aquatic Centre: Aqua t 9:15 10:15 am, everyone welcome swim 10:15 12 pm & 58 pm & adult/family swim 89pm
As the bus pulled away, I realized I had left my purse under the seat. Later, I called the company and was relieved that the driver had found my bag.When I went to pick it up, several off-duty bus drivers surrounded me. One man handed me my pocketbook, two typewritten pages and a box containing the contents of my purse.Were required to inventory lost wallets and purses, he explained. I think youll find everything there.As I started to put my belongings back into the pocketbook, the man continued, I hope you dont mind if we watch. Even though we all tried, none of us could fit everything into your purse - and wed like to see just how you do it.
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GR Literacy: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Meet from 1 - 3 pm with other grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren full or part-time. Adult drop-n from 1 11:30 am.Aquatic Centre: Everyone welcome Yoga! Wed, time TBA. Apr 10 Jun 12.Cdn. Rangers: Monthly mtg. @ 7:00 pm in ladies aux hall. Everyone welcome.Aquatic Centre: Cardio Plus exercise program. Wed 4 5 pm Apr 10 Jun 12 & Fri 9:15 10:15 am Apr 12 Jun 14. $43.90/10 1 hr sessions. This is a perfect program to learn how to use the cardio & Apex machines. The instructor will lead you thru a curves style workout based on your own tness level allowing you to exercise at your own pace.
11 APR THUR:GR Literacy: Adult drop-in & homework drop-in. Book club meets @ 1 pm. Read a new book each month & discuss with other adults. New members welcome.Legion 270: Burger night @ 5 pm. Sparks & Brownies: Meet @ 6 pm at Ray Watkins Elem.
12 APR FRI:SD 84: Schools not in session.Gold River Deli: Friday night special - sh & chips.Get fit! Go swimming. Public swim: 6 10 pm.GR Literacy: StrongStart @ RWES 11:15 11:45 am.VI Reg. Library: Open 1:30 5 pm & 6:30 8:30 pm. Treat yourself to a good book.
13 APR - SAT:HEALTH CARE AUX.: Canadian Cancer Society door-to-door canvas. Weekend blitz Apr 13 15.GR Golf Club: Masters Golf Tournament Apr 13 14. 10 am tee off. $30 entry fee for members/non-members pay green fees. Play with the pros. Pros gross score for both days count with amateurs net scores will determine winner. Snips, KPs both days/ optional snip pot $5/day. Sunday lunch included.Rod & Gun Club: Clay Shoot @ club from 10 3 pm.Legion 270: Saturday afternoon entertainment 2 7 pm. Jam with the band!
14 APR SUN:GR Golf Club: Masters Golf Tournament.HEALTH CARE AUX.: Cancer society door-to-door weekend blitz.Northgate Church: Life Group @ 6:30 pm.
15 APR - MON:HEALTH CARE AUX.: Cancer society door-to-door weekend blitz.GR Literacy Society: Mother Goose @ 2 pm at Tsaxana & adult drop-in from 10 -11:30 am.GRSS: Cultural Awareness Week, Apr 15 19.
Aquatic Centre: The next set of swimming lessons begins today. Register early as they ll up quickly this time of the year!Village of Gold River Council meeting @ 7:30 pm.
16 APR TUE:Chamber of Commerce: Executive meeting @ 10:30 am, Room 217 JCC.GR Literacy Society: Adult drop-in & Mother goose @ Tsaxana.
17 APR WED:Revellers Seniors Club: General meeting @ 1 pm.VI Reg. Library: E-reader workshop @ 3:30 pm with Eliz. Johnson Adult Services librarian for Zone 5. Find out how to download library books to your e-reader or tablet. Please register @ library during open hours or call 283-2502.Aquatic Centre: Adult/family swim: 8 9 pm.
18 APR - THUR:RWES PAC: Draw for 4th Gen. 32GB iPad with Wi-Fi. Tickets $10, max. 300 tickets.GR Literacy: Writers Club from 1:00 3:00 pm. Join other adults in creative writing & try new techniques, receive feedback & work on your own story. Cdn. Jr. Rangers: Meeting from 6:30 pm 8:30 pm in GRSS gym.
19 APR FRI:GRSS: Formal report cards issued.Revellers Seniors Club: Carpet bowling @ 1 pm.GR Literacy Society: Mother Goose @ StrongStart. Join us for a bouncing good time of songs, rhymes & stories. This program is designed for children from birth to 3 yrs. but all welcome.Gold River Deli: Friday night special - sh & chips!Aquatic Centre: Everyyone welcome swim 6 10 pm.
20 APR SAT:Rod & Gun Club: Annual Road Rally starts @ 9 am. Must register in advance, limited space. Phone Suzanne @ 283-7722 to register.Revellers Senior Club: Pot luck dinner @ 5:30 pm.Legion #270: Afternoon entertainment.
21 APR SUN:National Volunteer Week: Apr 21 17. Volunteering is a part of who we are as Canadians. They strengthen our communities and today, volunteers are involved in more ways than ever before. National volunteer Week is a chance to thank them for all they do for us at home and around the world; lets show them how much we appreciate their efforts.AA: Meeting @ 7 pm in basement. suite at 340 Alder Street.
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22 APR MON:Village Video: New releases half price!VIR Library: If youre in town for spring break, remember your local library has books, ebooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines & a number of databases for reg. customers. Drop by & ask about downloading free music or how to order the movie or TV series youre dying to see.Karate: 6:30 @ Ray Watkins Elem. gym
23 APR TUE:GR Literacy: Mother Goose @ 2 pm @ Tsaxana. Songs, rhymes & stories; designed for children up to 3 yrs. old.Village Video/Skate Shop: Check out new release!Badminton: 7pm @ Ray Watkins Elem. gym.Legion 270: Drop-in darts @ 7:30 pm.
24 APR WEDVI Reg. Library: Storytime from 1 1:30 pm for 0 5 yr olds & their caregivers. Join us for a free half hour of stories, songs, ngerplays & puppets. Spring sessions run until May 29.Nootka Sound Watershed Society: General meeting to be held at the band of ce @ 7 pm.GR Literacy: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Meet @1 pm with other grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren full or part-time. Legion 270: Burger night @ 5 pm.GRSS PAC: Regular meeting @ 7 pm in school library.Aqustic Centre: Everyone welcome swim: 5 8 pm.
25 APR THUR:GR Literacy: Adult drop-in & homework drop-in.Jr. Canadian. Rangers: Reg. meeting from 6:30 8:30 pm @ GRSS gym.Parks & Rec drop-in aerobics: 6:30 7:30 pm.
26 APR FRI:GR Literacy: StrongStart @ RWES from 11:15 11:45.SD 84: Schools not in session.Gold River Deli: Friday night special - sh & chips.
27 APR SAT:1st GR Scouting: We are pleased to announce that we have secured leadership for 2013-14 scouting year (Sep Aug) & will be holding an early registration for cub scouts
in May. Cubs is for youths in grades 3 5. Get in on the early reg. fees. Fees & dates TBA. Contact Maxine @ 283-2302 (evenings).Pitch-In Day: As part of Nat. Volunteer Week, the Village sponsors this day to spruce up Gold River. Meet at the community centre @ 10 am to pick-up gloves & garbage bags & be assigned to an area in the village to clean up. Hot dogs & beverages to follow. Free swim passes to all participants. Get out & get involved! Legion 270: Saturday afternoon entertainment.
28 APR SUN:Northgate: Church Service @ 10 am. Life Group @ 6:30 pm.
29 APR MON:Ladybugs Garden Club: Its coming in May. We will be having our plant sale again to raise funds for our school bursaries. Watch for details in May issue of Whats On Digest.
30 APR TUE:GR Literacy: Mother Goose @ 2 pm @ Tsaxana. Songs, rhymes & stories; designed for children up to 3 yrs.Chamber of Commerce: Executive meeting @ 10:30 am, Room 217 JCC.
ONGOING WEEKLY/DAILY:EVERY MONDAY:Parks & Rec: Aquafit 9:15 10:15 am, everyone wel-come swim 10 12 am & 5 8 pm, adult/family swim 8 9 pm, aquafit 7 8 pm, aerobics 6:30 -- 7:30 pm.Village Video/Skate Shop: New releases half price!Karate: 6:30 pm @ Ray Watkins Elem. gym.Northgate Church: Worship & prayer @ 7 pm.
EVERY TUESDAY:Village Video/Skate Shop: Check out new release!Northgate Church: Bible Study, coffee time & There are NO Dumb Questions @ 9:15 am.Parks & Rec: Aquafit 9:15 10:15 am, everyone welcome swim 10 -11 am, 1 2 pm & 6 8 pm, school swim 11 am 12 pm & 1 3 pm, swim lessons 3:305:45pm, teen/family swim 89 pm
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GR Literacy Mother Goose: 2 pm @ Tsaxana. Songs, rhymes & stories; designed for children up to 3 yrs. old.GR Literacy: 10 11:30 am. Adult drop-in for free tutoring & internet access.Revellers Seniors Club: Carpet bowling @ 1 pm.Revellers Seniors Club: Bingo @ 6:30 pm.Badminton: 7 pm @ Ray Watkins Elem. gym.Legion 270: Drop-in dart night @ 7:30 pm.Parks & Rec: Aquafitc class from 9:1510:15 am.Parks & Rec drop-in aerobics: 6:30 7:30 pm.Christian Fellowship: Ladies bible study @ 9 am.
EVERY WEDNESDAY:Parks & Rec: Aquafit 9:15 10:15 am, everyone welcome swim 10 12 am & 5 8 pm.GR Literacy: 10 11:30 am. Adult drop-in for free tutoring & internet access.Revellers Senior Club: Stitch & Bitch @ 1 pm. Bring your craft & join others.VI Reg. Library: Open 1:305 pm & 6:308:30 pm Parks & Rec: Cardio-Plus class from 4 5 pm, Jan 16 Mar 20.Parks & Rec: Power yoga 6:20 7:20 pm, every-one welcome yoga class from 7:30 8:45 pm.Northgate Church: THRIVE Youth Group, 6:30 pmLegion 270: Poker Night @ 7 pm.AA Meeting: 340 Alder St in basement suite.Parks & Rec Yoga class: 7:30 8:30 pm.Adult/family swim: 8 9 pm.
EVERY THURSDAY:Parks & Rec Aquafit: 9:15 10:15 am.Parks & Rec Aerobic class: 9:15 10:15 am.Northgate Church: Yummy Mommies Play Group, 9:15 11 am (all caregivers welcome).Public swim: 10 11 am & 1 8 pm.GR Literacy: 10 11:30 am. Adult drop-in for free tutoring & internet access.Lunch Bunch drop-in hockey: 12 1 pm.Revellers Senior Club: Carpet bowling @ 1 pm.Northgate Church: Ladies bible study, 1 pm (Call Darla 7120).Sparks & Brownies: 6 pm & Ray Watkins Elem. (except during spring break) Revellers Senior Club: Bridge @ 7 pm. Badminton: 7 pm Ray Watkins gym.Parks & Rec drop-in aerobics: 6:30 7:30 pm.Jr. Canadian Rangers: Reg. meeting from 6:30 8:30 pm @ GRSS gym.GR Literacy: Homework Help 3 4:30 pm. Drop-in for high school students to use com-puters & receive tutoring.
EVERY FRIDAY:GR Deli: Fish & chips on Friday on Friday night.Parks & Rec: Cardio-Plus class 9:15 10:15 am, Jan 18 Mar 22.Revellers Senior Club: Tai Chi @ 1 pm.Public swim: 6 10 pm.Legion 270: Meat Draw @ 6 pm.Christian Fellowship: Mens breakfast @ 7 am @ Clayworks Caf.Revellers Senior Club: Canasta @ 7 pm.VI Reg. Library: Open 1:305 pm & 6:308:30 pm
EVERY SATURDAY:Public swim: 2 5 pm & 6 9 pm.VI Reg. Library: Open 1:30 5 pm.Legion 270: Afternoon entertainment 3 6 pm.
EVERY SUNDAY:Parks & Rec: Everyone welcome swim 12 4 pm.Northgate Church: Life Group, 6:30 pm.AA Meeting: 340 Alder St in basement suite.Christian Fellowship: Sunday school for children 5 & up, teens & adults @ 9:45 am (except spring break). Worship service @ 11 am.
ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS:GR Curling Club: Mike 283-7173GR Cycling Club: Travis 283-2072GR Revellers (Seniors): Erich 283-2653Scouts Canada: Maxine 283-2302PAC Ray Watkins Elem: Miranda 283-7336PAC GRSS: Katie 283-7559GR Restorative Justice: Coleen 283-2537GR Minor Hockey: Ellena 283-7743GR Figure Skating: Donna 283-2270GR Literacy Society: Carrie 1-866-725-4790Sparks & Brownies: Danielle 283-2072GR Rod & Gun: Christian 283-7722Nootka Sound Watershed: Pat 283- 2818GR Museum & Archives: Suzanne 283-2464GR Art Centre: Pat 283-2661GR Slow Pitch: Debbie 283-7448GR Golf & Country Club: Judy 283-2494Royal Canadian Legion: Sheila 283-2910GR Lions Club: Glenn 283-2596GR Chamber of Commerce: Dawn 283-7254GR Canadian Rangers: Dave 283-9003GR Jr. Canadian Rangers: Theresa 283-2378Quilters & Crafters: Cathy 283-2590Alcoholic Anonymous: Scott 283-9272/1-800-663-1441
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COMMUNITY SERVICES:EMERGENCIES: 911BC Ambulance: 283-2429Fire Department: 283-2522Medical Clinic: 283-2626RCMP: 283-2227Canada Post: 283-2412 Forest Fire Reporting: 1-800-663-5555VI Library: 283-2502Parks & Rec: 283-2251Road Report: 1-800-661-2324Village of Gold River: 283-2202Victim Services : 283-7773Weather: 283-2652Visitors Info: 283-2418PEP: 283-9272Health Care Aux.: 283-7250Health Care Aux. Thrift Shop: 283-7319Gold River Food Bank: 283-7319/283-7241Recyling Depot
CHURCHES:Christian Fellowship ChurchPastor: Rob Hoffman 283-7241Sunday School @ 9:45 am & Worship Service @ 11 amContact for GR Food BankNorthgate Foursquare ChurchPastors: Romeo & Darla Gaiga 283-7120Program info: Sheila - 283-2910 or Darla - 283-7620St. Peter & St. Pauls ChurchAngelican/United Sun Worship - Call 283-7273 or 283-2486 for timesCatholic Sun Service - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sun of the month - Lay service @ 11 am4th Sun of the month - Mass with Father Withmore @ 5:30 pm
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