Doug Narver

Doug Narver

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NANAIMO – A round-up of donations and events in Nanaimo area this month.

Casino cash

Casino Nanaimo supports the work of Nanaimo Community Hospice Society with a donation of $1,500. From left: David Reynolds, director of operations, Casino Nanaimo; Jeanne Fahlman, development officer at Nanaimo Hospice; Karyn French executive director, Nanaimo Hospice; and Jason Baxter, gaming manager, Casino Nanaimo.

Swim support

Dale Sheppard, president of Nanaimo Ebbtides Masters Swim Club, presents a $1,000 cheque to Scott Flood, head coach of Nanaimo Riptides swim team. The masters swim club awarded grants of $1,000 each to the Riptides and the Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club. Swimming is a lifetime activity and age group swimmers are encouraged to join the Ebbtides after graduating from their home clubs.

Go with the flow

More than 300 practitioners, including representatives from the Nanaimo area, of Taoist Tai Chi arts gathered on Vancouver’s waterfront last week to demonstrate 108-move Taoist Tai Chi sets and provided free Tai Chi lessons to dozens of passersby.


Lucky winner

Lise Lirette, centre, receives a gift certificate for a return trip for two to Vancouver as prize winner at the Vancouver Island Exhibition in August. Making the presentation were Karen Streeter, left, VIEX president, and Leanne Lewis, guest services with Helijet Nanaimo.