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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring Bottle

Lavington Community Association will be having a Spring Bottle Drive on Saturday April 8th /17. Donate your bottles and cans for the "Ice Rink Fund Raiser". Lavington residents if you are not going to be home and wish to support us. Please leave your donation of bottles out by 9 am or they may be missed, or they can be dropped off behind the Lavington Fire Hall on the Saturday. If you have been saving bottles for us and want to be sure that we don't miss you, please call 250-542-5072 or email and leave a message with your address and we will be sure those on your route will stop by. Volunteers to meet at 8:45 am for map routes, collecting from 9 am to 12 noon. We are meeting behind the Lavington Fire Hall and sorting there, hotdogs and hot chocolate to follow. Community volunteers are needed for driving, collecting and sorting. Come on out and support the fundraiser for the improvement and maintenance of Jeffers Ice Rink.

Registration for 23th Annual Garage Sale

Registration will be held at the Lavington Elementary School in the foyer on Tuesday April 4, Wednesday April 5 and Thursday April 6 between 6:00 and 7:30 pm. Please have ready a list of items you would like to advertise, along with your address. Cost to register is $10.00 and provides you with the balloons to mark your garage sale site, the radio/newspaper advertising and a listing on the local map handouts. Community-wide Garage sale will be held Saturday April 22 with a concession at the Jeffers Park ice rink pad. Contact Edith Thoreson at 250-542-5072 or

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lavington Recreation Spring Soccer program

It's that time of year again - Registration for the Lavington Recreation Spring Soccer program is now open! Groups offered for Preschoolers up to Grade 6/7. Sessions start April 18th, running every Tuesday and Thursday evening, until June 15th. An exciting new change for this year is that we have created a league with Lumby and Cherryville, and will have home and away games (for our Grade2/3 and up groups). Don't worry - games played against Cherryville will be in Lumby. We have a new website that contains all the info, registration, schedule and more: Also check us out on Facebook at for up to date details. See you on the field!

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Lavington Elementary Fun Fair

Thursday, February 23rd

Fun Fair and Concession

6:00pm – 8:00pm



Come enjoy another evening full of fun games, prizes, good food and visiting with friends and neighbours.

Every class will offer an exciting event where virtually everyone is a winner!

·         Special events again this year are the Bouncy Castle, New Jousting Arena, and your Vernon Vipers.


The Prize Table is back so get ready to earn those stamps!

($1 per ticket and every game/event takes only 1 ticket to play)

A Concession will be available for your snacking enjoyment courtesy of The Lavington May Day Royalty 2017.

Fun Fair Concession opens at 5:30

Chili, Smokies, Chili dogs, hot dogs and snacks

Lumby Health Services Society

In Sight On Eye Health


Date:      March 15, 2017 

Time:     1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location:  White Valley Community Hall - 2250 Shields Avenue, Lumby

Cost:        FREE  


Did you know—70% of your bodies sense receptors are packed into your eyes, and SIGHT is your dominant sense.


Receive practical information and discussion free of technical jargon


·       Major diseases that affect your eyes, prevention and possible treatments 

·       Why you should get your eyes checked regularly.

·       Lumby Health Centre 250-547-9741

MEDIA RELEASE District of Coldstream

 Rotary Club of Kalamalka Vernon to receive Grant


The District of Coldstream Finance Committee has recommended Coldstream Council proceed with approving a grant request in the amount of $1,848 to the Rotary Club of Kalamalka Vernon. The Rotary group will use the funds to conduct additional maintenance works at the Kalamalka Lake Lookout in Coldstream. The recommended resolution will appear before Council at their Regular Meeting on February 14.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Lavington/Coldstream Residents

Exchange your old wood stove, improve your health, save money in heating costs, and get cash rebates of up to $650:


First visit your local participating retailer:


H.A.O. Goodair    #3 – 1935 11th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. Tel:  250-545-6662, Fax:  250-545-6642

Irlybird Building Centre, Lumby, B.C. – 2060 Shuswap Avenue, Lumby, B.C., Tel: 250-547-2121, Fax: 250-547-2004

Stonecast Impressions Ltd.,  2203 18th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., Tel: 778-475-6177, Fax: 778-475-6177

Sunfire Systems Ltd., 1633 Vernon Street, Lumby, B.C., Tel: 778-473-9008

Vernon Home Building Centre,   4601 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. Tel:  250-545-5384, Fax:  250-545-0083

• Choose an EPA-certified wood or pellet burning appliance or an EPA-certified electric or gas burning hearth product (freestanding or fireplace insert). 

 • Recycle your old wood stove or fireplace insert.   Retailers will help you with the recycling paperwork and requirements.

 • Install the new appliance in your Coldstream residence according to safety standards and submit a receipt from a WETT certified installer/inspector.

 • Retailers will help you submit supporting documents and tracking form to the local program administrator.

 • You'll receive rebates totalling $500 sent directly to your mailing address, a " Burn it Smart" DVD, a moisture meter, plus a discount of $150 directly from the participating retailer.


For more information, visit

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Monashee Toastmasters

Why You Should Join Toastmasters?
by Sonja Peters

"It isn't just about giving better speeches anymore–the group is helping advance careers and train tomorrow's leaders."       Anne Fisher


Twelve years ago my boss suggested that I teach workshops.  I looked at him with fear and simply said no.   You see, I was afraid of speaking in front of a small group, let alone a big group of people.  Back then I was shy and wouldn't say a word to anyone and when I did my heart would begin beating quickly, my face would turn bright red and I would freeze.

Can you relate to this?  Perhaps you are afraid to talk in front of people (audiences or co-workers) or perhaps you would just like to hone your speaking skills.  Speaking during interviews, strata meetings, club meetings, workshops or weddings can make anyone nervous.

Twelve years ago a friend suggested that I attend a Toastmasters meeting.  I bravely attended a few meetings as a guest and I found a friendly, supportive, educational and safe environment.  I joined my local club and over the years I have attended many meetings, practicing my speaking (communication), listening and leadership skills.  Now I teach adult education workshops and compete in Humorous speech contests.  I can speak to people with confidence and my face doesn't turn cherry red anymore (well at least not as often).   I have also gained many life-long friends by attending Toastmasters meetings.

Toastmasters provides me with the opportunity to attend conferences where I pick up tips that help me in my personal and professional life.  Conferences also give us an opportunity to see Toastmasters from around the world compete in speech contests.

Join us!
It would be our pleasure for you to be our guest at our meeting.  
We promise you a fun and supportive atmosphere to help you thrive!

Meeting Information: Monashee Toastmasters
Meeting time:             every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Our next meets are:     December 13 and January 10|
Location:                     White Valley Community Center (Lumby, BC)

For more information visit

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., the organization's membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Better at Home program

Are you a senior 60+ who lives independently at home but needs some modest help with a few tasks? The North Okanagan Better at Home Program offers transportation, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, minor home repair and light yard work. An exciting new service offering friendly visiting has recently been introduced. Volunteer positions are also available!

Cost is based on what is affordable for the senior.  The program is funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

Please contact Lisa or Penny at NexusBC: 250-545-0585. Website:

Supplies to Guatemala

Local Lavington residents, Denis & Eileen Nogue would like to thank everyone who has made a donation, we have raised over $12,000.00. towards the shipping of a 40 foot container with over 1 million servings of donated Gleaners food and medical supplies to Guatemala. The Nogue's will be working with Mision Hispana  and will be implementing a much needed feeding program at a public school as well as feeding the most vulnerable and poor. If you would still like to make a financial contribution, 100% of the proceeds will be used towards the project.  Tax receiptable donations can be made to Lavington Fellowship Baptist Church, (marked Container Project)  9681 School Rd., Coldstream, B.C. V1B 3G4. 
For more information contact Denis or Eileen at 250-545-1672 or email