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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Adult Morning Tennis in Lavington

Tennis in Lavington
Wilf Steeves would like to try and get a tennis group going in Lavington.  Adults, all levels, mixed, Monday and Thursday mornings at 9 am for 1 ½ hours.  Some training will be provided. Looking for a casual commitment twice per week 1 ½ hours of fun!
Contact   wilf@steeves.ca   (250)260-6116 BC

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lumby Public Market

opens Saturday, May 7th in the Lumby Community Park Oval - just in time for Mother's Day!  Featuring a wide variety of vendors with locally made products from crafts, home baking and organic teas to home-based businesses, such as Watkins there's something for everyone at "Hockeyville's" premier market.  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, call Bill at 778-930-0241 or Julie at 250-938-1478
Lumby Public Market
778-473-0013

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Spring Bottle Drive

Lavington Community Association will be having a Spring Bottle Drive on Saturday April 9/16. 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 ediththoreson@gmail.com 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 22th Annual Garage Sale

Registration will be held at the Lavington Elementary School in the foyer on Tuesday April 5, Wednesday April 6 and Thursday April 7 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 $5.00 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 23 with a concession at the Jeffers Park ice rink pad. Contact Edith Thoreson at 250-542-5072 or ediththoreson@gmail.com.

 

 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Fashion Show Spring Tea

will be hosted by the Lavington Ladies Work Group. Thursday April 28, 2016 doors open 1:00 pm at the Lavington Elementary School gym. Everyone is welcome and admission is $10.00 and $7.50 for seniors which includes: fashion show, beverage, sandwiches & baked goodies. There will be an in-house raffle for a quilt & the infamous gourmet food basket. For tickets contact Cheryl 778-475-7524

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Notice of Annual General Meeting for Lavington Community Association

The Annual General meeting of the Community Association will be held in the Lavington School at 6:30 pm on Tuesday March 1st, 2016.  The election of directors will be held at the Annual General meeting. Our regular meeting will follow at 7:00 pm. 

District of Coldstream Wins Award for Financial Reporting

MEDIA RELEASE

DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM

9901 Kalamalka Road

Coldstream, BC    V1B 1L6

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE:  February 5, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:  Patricia Higgins, Director of Financial Administration

PHONE/EMAIL:  250-545-5304 / phiggins@coldstream.ca

 

 

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting to the District of Coldstream for its 2014 Annual Report.  This is the fifth consecutive year the District has won the prestigious award and represents a significant accomplishment by the District and its management.

 

The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting program was established to encourage municipal governments throughout Canada to publish high-quality financial reports and to provide peer recognition and technical guidance for officials preparing these reports.  Submissions are judged by impartial members of the GFOA's Canadian Review Committee on their ability to meet the high standards of the program, and demonstrate a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate a municipality's financial story.  Such reports should go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and demonstrate an effort to clearly communicate the municipal government's financial picture, enhance an understanding of financial reporting by municipal governments, and address user needs.

 

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association that serves government finance professionals in the United States and Canada with offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C.  The association is dedicated to enhancing and promoting the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and practices and promoting them through education, training and leadership.

 

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Live Longer and Healthier

 

 


We were delighted to welcome some new volunteer faces to several programs in and around Lumby, but we are still in need of more helping hands and smiling faces.

As a child, whenever I got a bad grade, felt left out, or was having a rough day, Mom always said, "Why don't you go out and do something for someone else?"   Turns out there was science behind Mom's advice.  Practicing philanthropy is one of the surest steps you can take toward a happy healthy life.  Here's why:

Longer Lifespan

A 2013 review of 40 international studies suggest volunteering can add years to your life – with some evidence pointing to a 22 percent reduction in mortality. The important thing is that you are doing it regularly.  And you needn't be older to benefit.  A  recent study found that high school students saw a drop in their cholesterol levels after volunteering with younger kids once a week for two months!

Greater Happiness

Did you know that when you volunteer, plunk a quarter in the Salvation Army Kettle, or walk for a cause, the reward center of your brain pumps out the mood-elevating neurotransmitter dopamine, creating what researchers call a "helper's high".   Interestingly, those who spread their goodwill over the course of a week showed no such boost.  Research shows people who volunteered one day a week for six weeks or longer enjoyed the highest boost.  It appears each action has a cumulative effect.  The more nice things you do, the more people will respond, and the better you'll feel!

Together we can make a difference in our lives and the lives around us.  Give Dawn a call at 250-547-8866 to discover your opportunity.

FREE 6 WEEK DIABETES SELF MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

EVERY TUESDAY STARTING MARCH 15 – APRIL 19, 2016

TIME:         1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

PLACE:       White Valley Community Hall in Lumby

REGISTER:  Lumby Health Centre 250-547-9741

Pulse Your Way to Good Health!

Do you know what a pulse is?  And no, I don't mean how many times your heart beats. 

Pulses are also known as and often referred to as 'legumes'.  Pulse is the term for the edible seeds of legumes (plants with a pod), which includes dry peas, lentils, dry beans, and chickpeas.

Everyone can benefit from eating pulses.  Pulses are high in fibre, complex carbohydrates and low in fat.  These nutrients make pulses an important part of any healthy diet and can help maintain a healthy weight.

Pulses are beneficial to people who have high blood cholesterol levels, are constipated, have celiac disease, and are vegetarians.  Pulses are very high in fibre.  They contain both soluble and insoluble fibres.  Soluble fibre helps lower blood cholesterol levels, while insoluble fibre helps with digestion as well as maintaining regular bowel movements.  Fibre-rich foods like pulses are often more filling than other foods, helping to keep you full until your next meal.

To learn more about this important food source, come to the Saddle Mountain Senior Drop In on March 23rd for the next session of Helathy Living – Aging Well.  This session will be hosted by Diann Bastian, Senior Co-ordinator and Colleen Ewanchuk, Senior Facilitator with the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre.