Fall 2014 Aquatic Centre Schedule & Programs

The Fall 2014 Aquatic Schedule and Fall Programs brochures are now in the Pool Schedule/Maps page should you need to refer to either of them.  Thanks Jan for the originals! :)
Aquatic Centre Schedule Fall 2014

Aquatic Centre Schedule Fall 2014

Aquatic Centre Fall Programs 2014

Aquatic Centre Fall Programs 2014

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Celebration for Alex Beatty

Alex Beatty Celebration

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Welcome From SD #84 Chair, Carol Donalson

September 22/14

On behalf of the Board of Education for Vancouver Island West School District 84, I would like to welcome students and staff back after the extended summer.  I hope that everyone can get back to their normal school routine for the educational year ahead.

We would like to remind parents/guardians how important PAC is for your children, and a great venue for you to voice general concerns and be involved in the school community.

As you know, this is election year.  The new term for School Trustees will be four years instead of the previous three.  We encourage you to explore http://www.bcsta.org/ for valuable information on becoming a Trustee.  The district needs open-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds to meet the challenges and demands of providing a quality education for our modern society students.

Carol Donaldson
Board Chair

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Five Bedroom Home For Rent


Five bedroom, 2 bath, home including full kitchen with extra fridge, dishwasher, laundry, wood stove, garage, lots of parking, front deck and in a central location.  Recently renovated upper floor.
Available for crew house or family.  Prefer long term tenancy but open to short term leases.
Please contact Corey Mathieson at (250) 812 2124 for more information.
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GRMHA Bottle Drive – Sept 22

Reminder: GRMHA Bottle Drive is tonight.  Have your bottles/cans curbside by 5:30pm!  (Volunteers will go door to door as well, but curbside is nice and easy for everyone!)

Players:  Meet at the arena parking lot to pick up a route or help sort at Joey’s yard in the Industrial Park. There will be a sign in / sign out sheet for those that come to receive the 100.00 towards hockey registration fees.

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New Hockey Practices Times


New Hockey Practices Times
Tuesday 6:00 to 7:30 Midgets
Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 Mites
Wednesday 7:30 to 9:00 Bantams
Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 Peewees
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Tigger Needs a Home

Pics of Tigger

This is Tigger, a neutered male Tabby, who is approx. 3 years old. Very affectionate, he loves to curl up beside or on top of his owner when laying on the couch.  He is an indoor/outdoor cat but uses a litter box when indoors.  He eats Friskies dry cat food, but he doesn’t seem picky.  He doesn’t scratch furniture because he likes his scratching post.  Good with adults, we don’t know how he is with children as he’s not around any.

If you would like to adopt this sweetheart, please contact the Gold River Cat Society at 250-283-7606. Leave a message if no one answers.

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“Village Voice” Group

Via Don Beggs


Citizens interested in promoting Gold River, through non partisan activism in association with ALL interested citizens to join our group in re establishing a ” Village Voice”.  Recognizing much good work of loyal Gold River old timers  and new comers who have chosen this locale to call home, it is our wish to rejuvenate local enthusiasm for direct, democratic and  transparent involvement in decisions and direction , which might enhance and recapture some or all of the vitality and progress that Gold River was.


  • *Reinvigorating our community by promoting and /or improving employment opportunities.
  • *Broadening and encouraging use of all community facilities for all citizens.
  • *Closer communication and cooperation with our geographical neighbors such as Tahsis, Tsxana and   Strathcona Lodge;  and Village council with the District School Board and Chamber of  Commerce.
  •  Community involvement :
  • *More consistent and persistent oversight of town management decisions and identification of citizens’ needs, through consultative decision making.
  • *Publicizing and developing Gold River as a world class community. ( E.g. ideal  retirement community).
  •  *Promotion of events and special activities that attract people to Gold River and area. (E.g. . Provincial games, band festival, rock concert in the park, great walk or cycle, motor cycle rally).
  • *Business incentives: private, public and cooperative.
  • *Encourage and advocate for candidates for town and school board elections.

 Meeting  September 24th, 7Pm CHALET  (Meeting. Room)

    “Every citizen has  a voice that should be heard.”

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Gold River’s “Jewel of the Isle” Golf Tournament – 2014

Via Cathy Watson:

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 (under sunny skies), the Gold River Ladies Club hosted our 22nd annual “Jewel of the Isle” Golf Tournament.

44 ladies from all over the Island participated. We are very pleased to announce that Johnna Dodd of Sequoia Springs Golf Club in Campbell River was the winner of the Low Gross Trophy (sponsored by Gold River Builders) with a score of 88. The low net winner with a net score of 66 (sponsored by Cypress Creek Logging Ltd.) was Kerry McKellar of the Player’s Club.


Johnna Dodd – Low Gross winner


Kerry McKellar – Low Net winner

Top 15 Places2014

Our Hole-In-One prize was not won this year, but our sincere thanks to the sponsors for this. They were: Gold River Golf & Country Club, Get West Adventures, and The Ridgeview Motor Inn.

The low handicap KP was won by Tracy Ellis (Storey Creek) sponsored by GR Auto Parts Plus and the high handicap KP was won by Maylene Friesen (Sunnydale), sponsored by Reliable Auto Body. The low handicap long drive was won by Kathy Allison (Gold River), sponsored by HB Energy and the high handicap long drive was won by Charlene Cebryck (Sunnydale), also sponsored by HB Energy.

Many thanks to Barb Brinkman, Trudy Annand, Kathy Allison, Nicki Hammell, Cathy Watson, Brad Unger, Danny Ball, Georgina McKenzie, Sheila Millard, Chris Annand, Denise Watt, Sheryl Parkes, Norma Leighton, Karen Foster, and McKenzie Shillito for all the help you provided. Thanks to Marion Last and her group who were our awesome entertainers at our Friday night social. To our hole spotters (Brian Watson, Judy McLean, Debbie Erickson, Aubrey Brinkman, Doug Knowles), our cart driver (Ron Bono), and our course marshall (Larry Rich), a big thank you. Thanks to Dave McGeachy and his staff for having the course in such great shape. Once again, the golf club staff provided great service at the Pro Shop and Leanne and her staff provided an excellent spread for our Friday night appies and our Saturday luncheon.


“Jewel of the Isle” 2014


Everyone had a wonderful time and we owe a great “thank-you” to the merchants that helped to sponsor this. They are as follows:

Accentz Hair Studio, Air Nootka, A Lot on the Side, Canadian Tire, Caroline Anderson, Coastal Mountain Fuels – North, Conuma Cable, Cypress Creek Logging, Fields Stores, GR Auto Parts Plus, GR Builders Supply & Garden Centre, Get West Adventures, Gold River Deli, Gold River Post Office, HB Energy, Lee Yateman, Linda Vandenberg, Liquor Express, North Island Clayworks, Peoples Pharmacy, Reliable Auto Body, Ridgeview Motor Inn, Super Valu, Tammy Hammell – PartyLite, The Lodge – Gold River, VI Insurance, Village of Gold River, Western Forest Products, Alberni Golf Club, Cordova Bay Golf Club, Gabriola Golf Club, Glacier Greens Golf Club, Gold River Golf Club, Morning Star Golf Club, Mt. Breton Golf Club, Nanaimo Golf Club, Port Alice Golf Club, Storey Creek Golf Club, and Sunnydale Golf Club.


Jewel of the Isle Committee

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School Times for Monday, Sept 22nd


Ray Watkins Elementary School:

1:00 PM – Bus pick up for students from Tsaxana
1:30 PM – Classes begin
3:00 PM – Classes end and the bus returns to Tsaxana

The regular daily schedule (from 8:45 AM – 3 PM) will resume the next day.  If there any questions or concerns please contact the school at (250) 283 2220.

Gold River Secondary School:

12:30 pm – Bus pick up for students from Tsaxana
1:00pm – Classes begin
3:30pm - Classes end and the bus returns to Tsaxana

Regular schedule starts Tuesday Sept 23rd.  Bus pick up 7:55am – Take back 3:35pm. Any questions, please call GRSS at (250) 283-2538.

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