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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 www.toastmasters.org.

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 www.toastmasters.org. 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: www.nexusbc.ca

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 reachingtheamericas.com  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 mailto:noguesinguatemala@gmail.com 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Cedar Bridge School

 730 Whitevale Road Lumby, BC V0E 2G7 Press Release New Classrooms at Local Independent School Open Lumby, BC: The official opening of the new classroom building at Cedar Bridge School, on Friday November 18, 2016, at 2 pm, will celebrate the completion of two elementary grades classrooms. Cedar Bridge School will be hosting a simple Celebratory Ribbon Cutting event and Open House as a means of acknowledging and thanking all the trades, volunteers, and financial donors who contributed to bring this classroom into existence. The event will also serve to officially introduce the school, and the new classrooms, to the community and the North Okanagan. This event is open to all who wish to attend. The celebration will include musical performances by the elementary grades. There will be an informal Open House and Social with refreshments after the presentations, where attendees are invited to visit the new classrooms and experience the school. The new building houses two elementary classrooms, that are spatially designed for accommodating active learning, and are lazure painted with age-specific colours to enliven the rooms. Planning for a second classroom building is set to begin in spring of 2017 with the goal of offering grades 1-8 at Cedar Bridge School. Cedar Bridge School has been in operation since 2006, and is operated by The Bridge Educational Society, a registered charity. Since its inception, it has grown from offering only preschool programs to now having a full range of early childhood programs through to Grade 6, with plans to expand through to Grade 8. Situated on an organic farm and nestled into a forest, the school integrates both nature and farm experiences into its Waldorf-inspired curriculum. It's aesthetic location, unique outdoor and Waldorf-inspired curriculum, and appealing learning environment has attracted families from around the country and as far away as Nevada. As an employer, Cedar Bridge School now employs 13 staff and continues to grow. For further information contact: School Office 250 547-9212 info@cedarbridgeschool.org Roxanne Brierley (Board President) 250 550-6429 rlbrierley@shaw.ca Lorna Church (Board Secretary) 250 503-6637 www.cedarbridgeschool.org https://www.facebook.com/cedarbridgeschool/?fref=ts

Saturday, November 5, 2016

MONASHEE TOASTMASTERS

Learning communication and leadership skills in a safe and friendly environment.

OPEN HOUSE (with refreshments)

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8
TIME: 7 - 8:45pm
WHERE: White Valley Community Hall, Lumby

You are welcome to visit and see what we are all about!
(18 and over)

FOR MORE INFO:
Mike 250 547-9335 or Marena 250 547-9572
Facebook: District 21 Monashee Toastmasters
For general information: www.toastmasters.org

Lavington Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast

Friday Nov 11 starts at 8:30 am.

At the Lavington Fire Hall.

Breakfast will be by donation.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

On Friday November 11, a Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Lavington Centennial Park Cenotaph. Assemble at 10:30 am, service starts at 10:45 am. The Lavington Firemen will serve refreshments at the fire hall following the ceremonies. Come to remember and honour the men and women, past and present, who have served. Many who have given their lives for their country and our freedom.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Okanagan Artisans Guild 37th Annual Show & Sale

November 25 & 26, 2016

Vernon Lodge, Highway 97N (3914 32 Street), Vernon, BC

High-quality, fine arts & crafts show – the longest running of its kind in The Okanagan, and the show of choice for many of the region's professional artisans.

Free admission & coat check.  Coffee & Wine Bar available.

Times: Friday12 noon - 8:00pm & Saturday9:30am - 3:30pm.

Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

www.okanaganartisansguild.com

CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET in Lumby featuring products by local artisans, craftspeople, and home-based businesses.
No entry fee, but donation to Food Bank appreciated.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
9AM-4PM
For information call Murray at 778-473-0013

MONASHEE
TOASTMASTERS

 

Learning communication and leadership skills in a
safe and friendly environment

Open House

(with refreshments)

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8
TIME: 7- 8:45pm

WHERE: White Valley Community Hall, Lumby

You are welcome to visit and see what we are all about!
(18 and over)

FOR MORE INFO:

Mike 250 547-9335 or Marena 250 547-9572
Facebook: District 21 Monashee Toastmasters
For general information: www.toastmasters.org

 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Food & medical 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 reachingtheamericas.com  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 mailto:noguesinguatemala@gmail.com 

Lavington Community School Gym programs

All activities are held in the gym portion of our Community School on School Road ... please leave your "outside" shoes in the foyer and change into your game shoes.  

Lavington Adult Co-ed Volleyball - Tues and Friday evenings 7- 9:30 pm
Join us for an evening of fun - Tues nights are geared for beginner, intermediate players with the goal of gaining skills of the game.  Friday nights are a tad more competitive with emphasis on bump, set, spike - come check us out and decide which night is right for you!

Adult Co-ed Fitness/Walking - Mon and Thurs evenings 7 - 8:15 pm
Adult Co-ed Badminton - Mon and Thurs evenings 8:15 - 9:30 pm
This is a new activity and we look forward to seeing you there.  

Adult Co-ed Pickleball - Wednesday 5 - 7 pm
This activity is locally supported with players bringing in their own nets/supports - a huge thank you for your part in trying to establish a local interest -  if this is an activity you think you might be interested in, please drop in and ask questions, observe or try it out.

The focus here is to get our Community in and using our facility - it makes us all healthy.  If you have any questions, you can email them to: drn.nadinerose@gmail.com or call 778-475-2552.

Lavington Fellowship Baptist Church programs

Nov. 4th.  Jr. High Youth Group (grades 6-8).  Angry Birds!  Come angry, leave happy.  No Pigs allowed!

Nov. 18-20th.  Jr. High retreat at Sunnybrae Bible Camp!  Grades 6-8.  Cost $90 for the weekend.  Register with Pastor Russ.

Dec. 2nd.  Reindeer Games!  Come play some wacky Christmas games at the church!  6:30 - 8:30pm for jr. high!

Wednesday nights.  Starting Block Bible Study at the church for grades 7 & up.  6:30 - 8:00pm every Wednesday night!  Come grow deeper in your faith in God, make long lasting friendships, eat some good food, and help plan some wacky  youth events!

The Church is starting a Parent and Child drop in program on Monday mornings.  It will run from 9-11.  Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided.  This is a great community program and is open to all parents and children under 5.  It is free to all participants.  If you have any questions you can contact Mariea.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Lavington Fire Department

would like to humbly thank the community for their participation in their 1st annual First Responders food drive which resulted in a 1200 lb donation for the Lumby Food Bank.


We would also like to thank everyone who purchased pumpkins and/or made donations at local supporting businesses for our annual Halloween fireworks show. Thank you as well to Buy Low Foods and Butcher Boys for their contributions towards the concession and to all the past and present firefighters who volunteered their time and enthusiasm for this event.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Fireworks

The Lavington Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual Halloween Fireworks Display for the community on Monday October 31. The Firemen will have a concession at the fire hall starting at approximately 6:30. The display of fireworks will begin around 8:00. Please help support this event with your donations to the Fire Department's Halloween fireworks fund. You can deposit your donations in the FIREMEN BOOTS at Lavington Market Petro-can, Lavington Superette AFD, and Annette's Blue Nose Deli.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

November 2016 Newsletter

Reminder the deadline for submitting announcements for the Lavington November 2016 newsletter will be Saturday October 28th midnight.
Please email your written announcements to lavnews@gmail.com. When possible announcements will also be posted on the LavNews Blog.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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: www.nexusbc.ca

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Lavington Christmas Bazaar

will be held this year on Thursday November 17th in the Lavington School gym from 5-8 pm. Application forms available at the Lavington School office. The fee is $25.00 a table. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Brenda Smart (nee Williams)

Born: August 19, 1951
Died: July 26, 2016

The community of Lavington would like to acknowledge the contributions of this very gifted woman.  Brenda was one of the original members of the revitalized L.C.A. in the early 90's.  She worked tirelessly as our Secretary for many years and was instrumental in creating our Constitution. 

Thank you Brenda ... gone but not forgotten.

Lavington Adult Recreation programs

All activities are held in the gymnasium of the Lavington Community Elementary School.  You are asked to wear non-marking court shoes and leave your outside shoes in the foyer - thank you.

Lavington Co-ed Volleyball - Tuesday and Friday nights from 7 - 9:30 pm
Tuesdays - New players are encouraged to join and learn the game of bump, set, and try to get it over the net. Fridays - More advanced level of play, but still fun for all.

Lavington Co-ed Walking & Fitness - starting first Monday & Thursday in October from 7 - 8:15 pm.  Focus is on moving and having fun. 

Lavington Adult Pickleball - watch for details regarding instruction and introduction to the game - coming in October. Time slot for this activity will be Wednesdays from 5 - 7 pm.

Lavington Badminton - working on details.  If interested please call or email me at 778-475-2552 or dnr.nadinerose@gmail.com

Lavington Baptist Church Programs

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· The Church is starting a Parent and Child drop in program on Monday mornings.  It will run from 8:30-11:30.  Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided.  This is a great community program and is open to all parents and children under 5.  It is free to all participants.  If you have any questions you can contact Mariea. mariea.sproutsgardenelc@yahoo.ca

· Sr. High Youth Group.  LASER WARS - Friday Oct 7th, 7-10pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Dress up in your favorite Star Wars costume and play laser tag!  Costume contest, black light games, food, fun, etc.  Grades 8 &  up.

· Jr. High Youth Group.  JELLO NIGHT!  Friday Oct, 21st.  6:30-8:30 for grades 6-8.  Fun & games with Jello, bring a friend and a toonie!  

· Starting Block.  For all youth grade 7 & up every Wednesday night 6:30 to 8:00pm   @ the Lavington Church.  Learn more about God through Bible study, learn leadership by helping us plan some wacky events, make solid friendships, and eat some good food together!

· Kid's Club for kids ages 5-10. Join us for Bible Stories, Games, Snacks & lots of fun! FREE! At Lavington Baptist Church Tuesdays from 6:15 – 7:30. For questions phone Andrew & Melissa Porter at 250-558-1805

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Lavington Adult Recreation programs

All activities are held in the gymnasium of the Lavington Community Elementary School.  You are asked to wear non-marking court shoes and leave your outside shoes in the foyer - thank you.

Lavington Co-ed Volleyball - Tuesday and Friday nights from 7 - 9:30 pm
Tuesdays - New players are encouraged to join and learn the game of bump, set, and try to get it over the net. Fridays - More advanced level of play, but still fun for all.

Lavington Co-ed Walking & Fitness - starting first Monday & Thursday in October from 7 - 8:15 pm.  Focus is on moving and having fun. 

Lavington Adult Pickleball - watch for details regarding instruction and introduction to the game - coming in October. Time slot for this activity will be Wednesdays from 5 - 7 pm.

Lavington Badminton - working on details.  If interested please call or email me at 778-475-2552 or dnr.nadinerose@gmail.com

Lavington Baptist Church programs

  • The Church is starting a Parent and Child drop in program on Monday mornings.  It will run from 8:30-11:30.  Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided.  This is a great community program and is open to all parents and children under 5.  It is free to all participants.  If you have any questions you can contact Mariea. mariea.sproutsgardenelc@yahoo.ca 
  • Sr. High Youth Group.  LASER WARS - Friday Oct 7th7-10pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Dress up in your favorite Star Wars costume and play laser tag!  Costume contest, black light games, food, fun, etc.  Grades 8 &  up.
  • Jr. High Youth Group.  JELLO NIGHT!  Friday Oct, 21st.  6:30-8:30 for grades 6-8.  Fun & games with Jello, bring a friend and a toonie!  
  • Starting Block.  For all youth grade 7 & up every Wednesday night @ the Lavington Church.  Learn more about God through Bible study, learn leadership by helping us plan some wacky events, make solid friendships, and eat some good food together!

Kid's Club at Lavington Baptist Church


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Halloween Fireworks

The Lavington Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual Halloween Fireworks Display for the community on Monday October 31. The Firemen will have a concession at the fire hall starting at approximately 6:30. The display of fireworks will begin around 8:00. Please help support this event with your donations to the Fire Department's Halloween fireworks fund. You can deposit your donations in the FIREMEN BOOTS at Lavington Market Petro-can, Lavington Superette AFD, and Annette's Blue Nose Deli.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Food & medical supplies to Guatemala

Local Lavington residents, Denis & Eileen Nogue are currently coordinating the shipping of 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 reachingtheamericas.com  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 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 noguesinguatemala@gmail.com 

Off to the Emmy Awards

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 8:05:39 PM AMERICA/VANCOUVER

Castanet
Darren Hundschuh - Sep 14, 2016 4:34 PM

The mother and daughter team of Kiley Routley and Kath Raeber of Back to Earth Enviro Products are off to the Emmys on Friday for the big event on Sunday, Sept. 18.

They will be representing the business with a table filled with their products and all of the Emmy nominees will be receiving Weeds & Seeds, Kisameet Clay Bar and Pain Be Gone in their swag bags.

"It is very exciting to know that stars will be experiencing a taste of the beautiful sunny Okanagan." said Joni Anderson of Back to Earth.

Anderson said they will be taking 200 bags loaded with the three products which will be given to some of the biggest stars on the planet.

"This little Okanagan company's products will be going to some pretty snazzy people." said Anderson.

Earlier this year they were invited to both the Oscars and MTV Awards, but were already committed to attend the Premier's Excellence Awards in Vancouver where they placed as one of the top five businesses in the province.

When the invitation for the Emmys came this year, every effort was made to make it happen.

BTE Front Entrance

Posted in News By 

Kath Raeber

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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Spring Soccer

"The Spring Soccer program in Lavington will continue! Julie Kentel and Bronwyn Watson have stepped forward, taking over from Kym, to ensure that this great program continues for our children to enjoy. Kym and all the other volunteers have done a wonderful job looking after this program for our kids for years now. Julie and Bronwyn hope to continue to do the same. At this point the ladies are just getting the ball rolling for this year's program. All the details are not ironed out quite yet but the schedule and set-up should be similar to last year. Watch for registration details to come!"
 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners

plant at 973 Whitevale Road (across from the Duteau Creek Water site) continues to dehydrate vegetables to make dehydrated soup mix on a daily basis throughout the winter months.  This nutritious soup mix goes to areas of the world where the need is great.  The vegetables are donated from local area growers that would otherwise go to waste.  Volunteers are key to the day to day operation and many of our volunteers are seniors.  If you are looking for something to do, come and join us in this worthwhile venture and volunteer a few hours.  It's fun and casual and you'll meet some interesting people.  No notice needs to be given.  Just drop in and ask for Harold, Plant Manager.  The plant is open to volunteers, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon.  Special groups can be organized to work on a Saturday.  For further information call 250-558-5872.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hockeyville


Nominate

Pat Duke Memorial Arena Lumby BC

By visiting www.khv2016.ca

And use these #s when posting on Twitter,

Instagram and Facebook to show your support

#khv_lumby

#khv_patdukememorialarena

#krafthockeyville    #khv_2016

Lumby Health Centre

1.       Free Confidential individual appointments for Kidney Health by the kidney foundation of Canada B.C. branch and Lumby Health Society.

Feb 24/16 9:00am-3:00pm

Whitevalley community hall- 2250 Shields Ave. Lumby

To book your appointment call Lumby Health Centre at 250-547-9741

 

2.      Free Confidential Individual appointments with nutritionist Jenifer Ziemer, R.H.N

Feb. 25/16  9:00-3:00

Lumby Health Centre

To book your appointment call Lumby Health Centre at 250-547-9741

 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lavington Recreation New Program

Free Friday Evening Youth Volleyball Program for grades 6 and 7 boys and girls 
in the Lavington School gym from 6:00pm - 7:00pm on January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. 
Fun skills and drills volleyball for all 11-13 year olds. Parent coaches welcome. 
For more information contact Sheri Austin at lavrecreation@live.ca