Apr. 22, 2019

Happy Easter Monday Nanaimo

GOOD MORNING NANAIMO – The nearly 350 students at Ecole North Oyster in Cedar have a new playground, thanks to an online fundraising contest staged by BCAA. The school was awarded $100,000 in the BCAA Play Here competition. Quick construction means students will be able to finish their school year enjoying. Parent Chrissie Stephen, who was involved with the fund for the new equipment, said the students' eyes lit up when they arrived at school saw the playground was ready to be climbed on.  

LEON CAKE is the chairman of KidSport and he needs volunteers on Sunday May 19, 2019, at Westwood Lake.They’ll raise money for some low-income family youth to play sports.The event is the 2019 Westwood Lake Triathlon starting from Westood Lake.Leon is looking for help to monitor the finishe line and out-on-course positions. About a dozen people helping would make this an awesome event.Email Leon atleoncake@telus.net or call him –  250-616-7431.

VET BILLS CAN devastate people who don’t have the means to look after their pet’s medical needs. Veterinarian Courtenay Large brought the idea of a free animal clinic to the John Howard Society, and their first clinic in March brought people to tears. “Everybody we saw was overwhelmingly grateful,” Courtenay told NanaimoNewsNOW. “People in tears, thankful and wanting to give us donations even though they don't have much themselves.” Twenty-five people used the clinic at St. Peter's Church in March, but Large said they can accommodate up to 40 animals in one day. The clinic is for low income families, single parents who need assistance, seniors on fixed incomes and Nanaimo's homeless. The next free animal clinic is June 20 at 2 p.m. Pet owners can register one-hour ahead of time at St. Peter's Church.