HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Dare Dance Cancelled
Pubdate: Wed, 10 Mar 2004
Source: Goldstream Gazette (CN BC)
Copyright: 2004 Goldstream Gazette
Author: Carolynn Janzer
Note: This is from a regular column entitled "Buzz on Business"


Buzz On Business

The fundraising dance for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, 
scheduled for March 13 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Langford, was 
cancelled due to lack of ticket sales.

Lots of work went into getting this event in place. Thanks to Const. Beth 
Chipperfield and the staff of the West Shore RCMP for all their efforts.

There still is a need to rally support for the DARE program. The $10,000 
that was to be raised would be enough to carry the program for one year.

Organizers were very disappointed in having to cancel the dance and 
auction, as everyone knows the importance of this valuable program.

The auction gifts that were received will be auctioned off at the annual 
RCMP Golf Tournament in May and all monies will go to the DARE program. If 
you would like to donate to help out the program, please contact Const. 
Chipperfield at 474-2264.

The committee would like to thank all the people who donated to help the 
event. Thanks to Lisa and Michael Forbes of Ocean 98.5 and the Ocean 
Community Cruiser, the Royal Canadian Legion branch #91, Marge and the 
kitchen staff of the Legion, the Beach Byrds and Gerry Karagainis who all 
donated time, all the people who offered to donate food, and also to all 
the businesses who donated either money or auction items. Special thanks go 
to sponsors Goldstream News Gazette, West Shore RCMP, Legion, Colwood 
Thrifty Foods and to the businesses that sold tickets.

Fundraiser launch a success

The highly visible big white tents at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre 
attracted about 1,000 people last Saturday to support, a 
division of TecFor Technology Group at its launch and fundraiser/barbecue.

The driving forces behind this fundraiser were Kevin Yakamovitch and Clay 
Crust. More than 100 prizes were given out to supporters who dropped by. 
These items were donated by the businesses that advertised and supported 
the sports map.

Proceeds from the event will go to local charities and minor sports. would like to thank all West Shore businesses who 
participated in this endeavour and special thanks to the following 
corporate sponsors: Olympic View Golf Course, IMAX, Comfort Inn & Suites, 
View Royal Dairy Queen, Windsor Plywood, Pennzoil, Island Savings, Colwood 
Esso, West Shore Chamber of Commerce, Ultimate Water Store and TecFor 
Technology Group. Pete's Tent and Awning donated the tents and Home Depot 
donatd the grill to cook the food. Colwood Thrifty Foods donated the 
hotdogs, Island Bakery and Costco donated the buns, and Langford Wal-Mart 
donated the drinks. ABC Restaurant donated the burgers and Juan de Fuca 
Recreation provided the space.

One of the most popular prizes given was the autographed Victoria Salsa 
hockey club jersey donated by Ron Cheeke. Jay Huxtable and Kyle Yakamovitch 
were busy over the grill cooking burgers and hotdogs and Gerry Yakamovitch 
was busy handing out drinks. The CFAX Community Cruiser was on location 
providing music and entertainment for the crowds. A well-done job by all 
the volunteers and supporters! By the time I left the site, they had raised 
over $500. Mayor's Funspiel

The City of Langford fourth-annual invitational Mayor's Mid-Winter Blues 
Curling Funspiel takes place Saturday, March 20 at the Juan de Fuca 
Recreation Centre. Draw time is 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee 
per person.

Registration deadline is March 15. You can enter as an individual or a 
team, two games per team, four ends per game.

Prize donations are gratefully accepted. There will be a no-host bar. Space 
is limited. For a registration form, contact Lindy Kaercher at 478-7882. 
All proceeds will help fund a bus for youth sports.

Around town

The Rotary Club of West Shore meets every Friday from noon to 1:15 p.m. on 
the second floor, Coach Room at the Railside Grill. This week's guest 
speaker is Rob Buchan, a Langford city planner.

He will speak about the interface fire hazard plan for Langford. For more 
info on the club and meetings, call Colleen Milne at 478-8326.

The Colwood Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Royal Colwood 
Golf and Country Club.

For more info, call Vern Polichek at 478-2455.

New faces, new places

It's great to see the smiling face of Cindy Snyder back at Hatley Park 
Scotiabank. Cindy and her hubby, Darren Snyder of Kal-Lay Plumbing and 
Heating, have something to celebrate. It's their daughter Mareena's first 
birthday on March 19!

New board for seniors

The Juan de Fuca Seniors 55+ Activity Centre has recently elected Robbie 
Clarke as president, Ralph Plumridge as first vice-president, Dal Greig as 
second vice-president, Mary Lou Knight as secretary, and Maxine Bayers as 
treasurer to their 2004 executive.

Special funding needed

West Shore RCMP seek funding for their summer student program, which gives 
a student first-hand experience with the role of police and the justice 
system. In order to support the summer student, the RCMP needs to raise 
$9,500 to cover the term of employment, which is May to August. This 
student would be given a six-week training course in Chilliwack, similar to 
what volunteer auxiliary constables receive.

Upon course completion, the student will be paired with officers at the 
detachment. If you think you can donate or assist with funding, please 
contact Const. Kerry Howse at 474-2264.

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