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Bowen Wanderers - June 2015

Photos courtesy of Al Myer

Photos of Bowen Wanderers hikes on Extension Ridge Trail and Top Bridge park area

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Exemplary Service Award - May 2015

Mark Turpin, accompanied by his wife Beverly, is presented with our Exemplary Service Award by NHCS President Bettie Godfrey.  Mark has been a volunteer for 17 years, leading the Bowen Wanderers on Thursday mornings.  Their outings have been to all the trails and special places of the central Vancouver Island, and always enjoyable. 

The Service Award plaque hangs in the lobby at Bowen Center.  Nominees to receive this award must have served as a volunteer for at least 10 years, and may be nominated by anyone.

Photos from NHCS Activities - lots of them!

Many 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.

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Bowen Wanderers Walking Group, Feb 26 2015

Photos courtesy of Marlene Stevens

The group went to Cable Bay and Joan Point Park, and the photos below are at Dodds Narrows toward Mudge Island

Thanks from Loaves and Fishes to NHCS Crafty Workers

The photo below and this note are from Peter Sinclair, Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes Food Bank

Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors Crafty Workers, Inge von Stackelberg, Irene Walker, Dina Agboatswala, Sharron Scammel, Vi Windley, Anne Cawthra and Marian Smith raised $500 for Loaves and Fishes Food Bank. Through their time together they knit sweaters, slippers, blankets, dish cloths and anything else that that be made with yarn. The hand crafted items are then sold and all proceeds are donated to local charities. In the last 6 years they have donated over $16,000 to local community groups.  Thanks Ladies for the great community support! The funds will allow Loaves and Fishes to supply over $1700 worth of food to people in need.

NHCS Craft Groups help out Mid Island Ability & Independent Living Society

(Submitted by Inge von Stackelberg)

Members of 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 Senior Program.

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Crafty Workers donations help a Silent Auction for Mid Island Ability & Independent Living Society

(Submitted 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.

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Crafty Workers Bazaar December 2014

(Submitted by Inge von Stackelberg)

As always the Bazaar went well. with great attendance and a cheque from the profits will be presented to Nanaimo Senior visiting Program later.

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Saltspring Island Bus Trip September 2014

(Submitted by Jim Pittendreigh)

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.

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Here’s a photo of our booth at 2014 VIEX, manned by volunteers Inge and Ruth.

Squamish area Janie's Bus, May 2014

(Submitted by Jim Pittendreigh)

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.

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NHCS Members attending Annual Tea for Nanaimo Senior Visiting Program at Wellington School
(photos and text submitted by Inge von Stackelberg)

Members of 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!

Pictures anti-clockwise: Edith Thompson & Fran Nellist; Ray Saunders & Dina Agboatswala ; Carol Sylvest, Hilde Dion & Inge von Stackelberg  ; Wellington students.

Vancouver Zoo on Janie's Bus, April 2014

(Submitted by Jim Pittendreigh)

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 Garden 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.
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 Langford and  Metchosin tour, January 2014

(Submitted by Margaret Dyke)

Here are a few photos of the Saturday January 25th 'On The Road' trip with Janie to share. It was a slightly chilly January morning when Janie picked up the group at Bowen Park to join the others on the bus for her day tour of the Langford, Metchosin area. Eagles perched on trees emerging from the fog at the Nanaimo River, no doubt having enjoyed a breakfast of Coho. Throughout the drive south the sun teased us with picture-postcard golden reflections on the water. Not long after 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. Catching up with fellow passengers passed the time as we continued on our way and 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 Hotel stagecoach stop and the walls display many interesting photographs tracing its history.

Refuelled, we wended up and down back roads lined with mossy rock outcrops and lichen coated trees. Clearings made room for intriguing Metchosin farmsteads and a stop at Peder Bay showed a 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 the fog 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 Goldstream Village. Oh yes........the trip was rounded off with an ice cream break (or fruit/vegetable shopping) at the Old Farm Market! All together another interesting day out with Janie despite the west coast fog..   Margaret

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