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Wanderers - June 2015
courtesy of Al Myer
Photos of Bowen Wanderers
hikes on Extension Ridge Trail and Top Bridge park area
Turpin, accompanied by his wife Beverly, is presented
with our Exemplary Service Award by NHCS President
Mark has been a volunteer for 17 years, leading the Bowen Wanderers on
mornings. Their outings have been to all the trails and
special places of
the central Vancouver Island,
The Service Award plaque
hangs in the lobby at BowenCenter.
Nominees to receive this award must have served as a volunteer for at
years, and may be nominated by anyone.
from NHCS Activities - lots of them!
photos were taken to promote the NHCS Open House in early March 2015.
Included were pics of dance, sports, exercise, etc. Check the slideshow
- each photo has a title naming the activity.
The group went to Cable Bay
and Joan Point Park, and the photos below are at Dodds Narrows toward
from Loaves and Fishes to NHCS Crafty Workers
photo below and this note are from Peter
Sinclair, Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
Harbour City Seniors Crafty Workers, Inge von
Stackelberg, Irene Walker, Dina Agboatswala, Sharron Scammel, Vi
Cawthra and Marian Smith raised $500 for Loaves and Fishes
Through their time together they knit sweaters, slippers, blankets,
and anything else that that be made with yarn. The hand crafted items
sold and all proceeds are donated to local charities. In the last 6
have donated over $16,000 to local community groups. Thanks
the great community support! The funds will allow Loaves and Fishes to
over $1700 worth of food to people in need.
Craft Groups help out Mid Island Ability & Independent Living
by Inge von Stackelberg)
Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors Craft Groups ( Crafty Workers, Crochet
& Embroidery Group) attending the Christmas Dinner served by
the volunteers of the Mid Island Ability & Independent Living
Society on Dec. 16th, 2014. Funds raised through NHCS Bazaar and
Raffles, made it possible to donate $ 1352.00 to that Society for their
Workers donations help a Silent Auction for Mid Island Ability
& Independent Living Society
by Inge von Stackelberg)
Baby it's cold outside, but we
are keeping warm with blankets made by Nanaimo Harbour City "Crafty
Workers" donated as Silent auction fundraiser items
for Mid Island Ability & Independent Living Society, to support
their Senior Visiting Program.
These pictures were taken at
the Mid Island Ability & Independent Living Society's Beer
& Burger Fundraiser.on Nov. 28th, 2014. Members of Nanaimo
Harbour City Seniors canvassed for Silent Auction Items and
donated handcrafted items , which all sold.
On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, a group went on Janie's Bus to
Salt Spring Island, to attend the Salt Spring Fall Fair and Ganges
Public Market. As usual, the Fair was a delightful country
agricultural Fair with prized farm animals, demonstrations of sheep-dog
herding, home-baking contests, and arts and crafts. What
makes it unique, is the Salt Spring Lamb burgers, and in line with
their legendary environmentalism, a display of contemporary
electric-powered cars including a Tesla high-powered electric
car. For the children, there was a mini-midway of interesting
rides. After lunch, the group visited the Ganges Public
Market, with its many hippy inspired products.
a photo of our booth at 2014 VIEX, manned by volunteers Inge and Ruth.
Janie's Bus, May
On May 20, 2014, some NHCS members were on an excursion on
Janie's bus to the new Sea to Sky Gondola attraction and various
attractions in the Squamish area. It was a wonderful warm
spring day enjoyed by all.
Members attending Annual Tea for Nanaimo Senior Visiting
Program at Wellington School
(photos and text submitted by Inge
NHCS , that are volunteers @ clients of the Nanaimo Harbour Senior
Visiting Program ( a program of the Mid Island Ability and Independent
Living Society) are attending the Annual Tea at the Wellington
School. The students have put on this tea for the Seniors, for more
than 25 years!
anti-clockwise: Edith Thompson & Fran Nellist; Ray Saunders
Dina Agboatswala ; Carol Sylvest, Hilde Dion & Inge von
; Wellington students.
Zoo on Janie's Bus, April 2014
On Tuesday, April 29th, some Nanaimo
Harbour City Seniors had a day-trip on Janie's Bus to the Vancouver
Zoo. Lunch was at the architecturally-interesting Olive
in Langley. The day was a beautiful sunny, warm day enjoyed by the
seniors and brought out the zoo animals from their enclosures. For
those seniors with walking disabilities, the narrow-gauge railway that
goes around the park allowed them to see most of the animals. A bonus
was being able to see the vast number of changes to Highway #1 and to
the City of Langley.
The photos are below, and you can see a short wildlife movie from the
trip by clicking
are a few photos of the Saturday January 25th 'On The Road' trip with
was a slightly chilly January morning when
Janie picked up the
group at BowenPark
to join the others on the bus for
her day tour of the Langford, Metchosin area. Eagles perched on trees
from the fog at the NanaimoRiver, no
enjoyed a breakfast of Coho. Throughout the drive south the sun teased
picture-postcard golden reflections on the water. Not long
a rest stop at Mill Bay Janie turned off the highway to let us
see a group
of Roosevelt Elk she had spotted taking advantage of an open field.
with fellow passengers passed the time as we continued on our
there was time for a short tour of the area before an early
lunch at the
historic 17 Mile Pub (17 miles from Victoria City
Hall). The storied
building started life in 1894 as the British Ensign
stop and the walls display many interesting
we wended up and down back
roads lined with mossy rock
outcrops and lichen coated trees. Clearings made room
Metchosin farmsteads and a stop at PederBay showed
fisherman's paradise. We had a guided visit through the 1872 Metchosin
Schoolhouse which is now a museum filled with interesting community
memorabilia. A drive along the Esquimalt Lagoon road through
revealed a variety of waterfowl at rest including two
varieties of swans
gliding above their reflections. Soon it was time to head towards
home after a rest stop at GoldstreamVillage.
yes........the trip was rounded off with an ice cream break (or
shopping) at the Old Farm Market! All together another interesting day
Janie despite the west coast fog.. Margaret