Community

The Nanaimo Association for Community Living is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Association for Community Living marks 35 years

Association supports people with development disabilities with housing, employment, other programs

Nicole Bennett, Nanaimo BIKES program manager, says the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, will have a food bike at Maffeo Sutton Park offering snacks. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo non-profit hopes food bike hits the right ‘buttons’

Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy launching Nanaimo BIKES program

Marc Gervais went up and down Chestnut Street in Nanaimo on July 17, in a fundraiser for Nanaimo Child Development Centre. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Man cycling up and down street in Nanaimo Child Development Centre fundraiser

Marc Gervais challenges himself to 100 laps of Chestnut Street

Terry Rogers, Bonnie Murrell and Evelyn Boegh of Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak were happy with the results of the club’s 25 for 25 Challenge to commemorate its 25 years of existence. Rogers and Boegh are founding members. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary celebrates 25 years with $25K, 2,500km fundraiser

25 area non-profit agencies participated in community challenge

Terry Rogers, Bonnie Murrell and Evelyn Boegh of Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak were happy with the results of the club’s 25 for 25 Challenge to commemorate its 25 years of existence. Rogers and Boegh are founding members. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Outreach workers Bayley Russell, left, Hannah Jorgenson, Alisa Everitt, RCMP Const. Josh Waltman and outreach worker Jenny Garceau are part of the Happy Feet 9-11 initiative team collecting and distributing donated running shoes to people in Nanaimo who are experiencing homelessness. (Photo submitted)

Happy Feet program gathers donated shoes for Nanaimo’s less fortunate

RCMP and outreach workers collecting gently used running shoes for people experiencing homelessness

Outreach workers Bayley Russell, left, Hannah Jorgenson, Alisa Everitt, RCMP Const. Josh Waltman and outreach worker Jenny Garceau are part of the Happy Feet 9-11 initiative team collecting and distributing donated running shoes to people in Nanaimo who are experiencing homelessness. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)

Island’s brain injury societies invite companies to Toss the Boss off a bungy bridge

Oct. 1 event at WildPlay Element Park benefits Nanaimo and Victoria societies

Nanaimo’s WildPlay Element Park will host Toss the Boss, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo and Victoria brain injury societies. (Black Press file photo)
Tony Harris is the new chairperson of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. (Photo submitted)

Harris new hospital foundation board chairman

Tony Harris taking over role his father Tom Harris once held

Tony Harris is the new chairperson of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. (Photo submitted)
In 2018, eight Tom Harris Cellular employees raised over $10,000 to help underprivileged youth go to camp... by going skydiving. This year the Fund for Families goal is $50,000.

Hey BC, it’s time to get moving… for a cause!

Continuing a Vancouver Island businessman’s philanthropic legacy with Funds for Families

  • Jun 28, 2021
In 2018, eight Tom Harris Cellular employees raised over $10,000 to help underprivileged youth go to camp... by going skydiving. This year the Fund for Families goal is $50,000.
Robin Dutton, left, and Peter Sinclair are taking their mountain bikes and travelling down trails in the Mount Benson area June 19 as part of a 24-hour fundraiser benefiting Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Full-day mountain bike fundraiser gives financial support for Nanaimo food bank

Event part of Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank’s Food 4 Summer campaign

Robin Dutton, left, and Peter Sinclair are taking their mountain bikes and travelling down trails in the Mount Benson area June 19 as part of a 24-hour fundraiser benefiting Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director Peter Sinclair accepts a $22,120 donation from Cobs Bread Terminal Park, represented by bakery owner Shelly Snure. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo bakery earns more for charity than any other Cobs Bread in Canada

Terminal Park location raises $22,000 for Loaves and Fishes food bank

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director Peter Sinclair accepts a $22,120 donation from Cobs Bread Terminal Park, represented by bakery owner Shelly Snure. (Photo submitted)
Violet Hayes, Island Crisis Care Society executive director, accepts a $2,100 donation on behalf of the society from Jeff Campbell, director of Ears to You mobile hearing clinic. (Photos submitted)

Hearing tests sound good to Island Crisis Care Society in Nanaimo

Ears to You mobile hearing clinic raises money for non-profit

Violet Hayes, Island Crisis Care Society executive director, accepts a $2,100 donation on behalf of the society from Jeff Campbell, director of Ears to You mobile hearing clinic. (Photos submitted)
Parent Support Services is looking for a volunteer co-facilitator. (Stock photo)

Volunteer facilitator needed for parenting support circles

Parent Support Services Society of B.C.’s central and northern Vancouver Island chapter asks for help

Parent Support Services is looking for a volunteer co-facilitator. (Stock photo)
Joe Wittkofski, left, a volunteer at Eden Gardens dementia care home in Nanaimo, has received recognition for his work from the Health Employers Association of B.C. He is pictured here with Tony Woods, Eden Gardens’ cook of 40 years. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Volunteer wins provincial award for chronicling life at Nanaimo dementia care home

Joe Wittkofski recognized by Health Employers Association of B.C.

Joe Wittkofski, left, a volunteer at Eden Gardens dementia care home in Nanaimo, has received recognition for his work from the Health Employers Association of B.C. He is pictured here with Tony Woods, Eden Gardens’ cook of 40 years. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Harris Mazda owner Mike Harris, general manager Bruce Coombes and sales manager Ryan Saunders present a $6,600 cheque to the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA, represented by branch manager Leon Davis. (Photo submitted)

Mazda vehicle sales and test drives benefit Nanaimo SPCA

Harris Mazda presents $6,600 to Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA following charity effort

Harris Mazda owner Mike Harris, general manager Bruce Coombes and sales manager Ryan Saunders present a $6,600 cheque to the Nanaimo and District B.C. SPCA, represented by branch manager Leon Davis. (Photo submitted)
The youth service club Youth 20/20 Can has organized a local series of mental health workshops for young people age 15-29. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo youth club organizes mental health workshops for young people

Living in Colour workshop series, via Zoom, starts Tuesday, March 16

The youth service club Youth 20/20 Can has organized a local series of mental health workshops for young people age 15-29. (Stock photo)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man wins a $1-million Maxmillions prize

A Courtenay man is a million dollars richer, after buying a lottery…

  • Jul 27, 2021
Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. Photo supplied
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)

RDN: $70K given to fund zero waste education program in mid-Island schools

Parksville Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo-Ladysmith students involved

Students at Errington Elementary School do a waste audit as part of its Zero Waste Program. (Submitted photo)