Check Your Mailbox for the Grad 2017 Hockey Pool Form


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X-Ray Department Closed Oct 6 and 7


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Weekend Ice Schedule

Saturday October 1, 2016
Mites/Novice 9-9:50
Midget / 2nd yr bantam- 10-11:20
Atom/Peewee/1st yr Bantam – 11:30-12:50
*please note that these are not your teams. Just practice ice to get started.
Coaches/managers need to email me at grminorhockey [at] gmail [dot] com by Monday evening for the following weekend ice requests.
Gold River Minor Hockey
Box 118, Gold River, BC V0P 1G0
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Gold River Ladies Luncheon Reunion

Any ladies interested in a luncheon reunion with others that lived in Gold River in the late 60’s up to the present?
The luncheon reunion is taking place Wednesday October 10, 2016 at 11:30 am in Nanaimo, at the Beefeaters Pub by the BC Ferry Terminal. If you are interested and would like more info, please call Lyn Weeks at 250-753-5805 or email me at georgie [at] conumacable [dot] com or phone 250-283-2471.
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Gold River Golf & Country Club AGM

GR Golf Course
Gold River Golf & Country Club
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2016
7:00 P.M. at the Club House
Please come out and support your Golf Course
All input most welcome!
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Greetings Gold River from Sunny Victoria!

Please accept my heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful people who helped bring me back to life. A special thank you goes out to Alan Woodruff. Due to his professional treatment I was able to reach my special friend, Dr. Durante, who, with her expertise and fantastic staff, stopped the sudden ventricular fibrillation attack, brought me back to life and transported me to Campbell River.
-Flemming Alstrup
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Employment Opportunity: Wellness and Addictions Support Worker

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Gold River Legion Looking for Bartenders


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Three/four Bedroom Home for Rent

Peaceful and private 3 or 4 bedroom home for rent. 2400 sq. ft. with carport, woodstove and new appliances. Partial furnishings available. South facing back garden set up for food and flower production. $850 per month.
Please call 250-285-3235 or email neilmaffin [at] mac [dot] com.
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Strengthening Rural Canada


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Gold River’s “Jewel of the Isle” Golf Tournament – 2016

On Saturday, September 17, 2016 (under adverse conditions), the Gold River Ladies Club hosted our 24th annual “Jewel of the Isle” Golf Tournament.

62 ladies from all over the Island participated. We are very pleased to announce that Caroline Anderson of Cordova Bay Golf Club in Victoria was the winner of the Low Gross Trophy (sponsored by Gold River Builders) with a score of 86. The low net winner with a net score of 73 (sponsored by Cypress Creek Logging Ltd.) was Deb Hutchinson of Storey Creek Golf Club.


Low Gross and Low Net winners


Low gross winner


Low net winner

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, the Ridgeview Motor Inn and the Ridge Roadhouse.

The low handicap KP was won by Caroline Anderson (Cordova Bay) sponsored by GR Auto Parts Plus and the high handicap KP was won by Penny Wagenstein (Sunnydale), sponsored by Reliable Auto Body. The low handicap long drive was won by Marge Bibby (Cottonwood), sponsored by HB Energy and the high handicap long drive was won by Cathy Watson (Gold River), also sponsored by HB Energy.

Many thanks to Barb Brinkman, Trudy Annand, Kathy Allison, Nicki Hammell, Cathy Watson, Debbie Bono, Sheryl Parkes, Norma Leighton, Pat Akerlund, Lynda Mifflin, for all the help you provided. Thanks to Marion Last and her crew who were our awesome entertainers at our Friday night social. To our hole spotters (Brian Watson, Richard Parkes, Danny Ball, Vanetta White, Vienna Johnston), our cart driver (Ron Bono), and our course marshall (Larry Rich), a big thank you. Our score keeper, Georgie McKenzie, a big thanks. 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.

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

A Lot on the Side, 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, HB Energy, Joanne Schmidt – Avon, Linda Vandenberg, Liquor Express, London Drugs, North Island Clayworks, Peoples Pharmacy, Reliable Auto Body, Ridgeview Motor Inn, Ridge Roadhouse Pub, Stop n’ Go General Store, Shopper`s Drug Mart, Super Valu, Tammy Hammell – PartyLite, The Lodge – Gold River, VI Insurance, Village of Gold River, Western Forest Products, Alberni Golf Club, Arrowsmith Golf Club, Cordova Bay Golf Club, Glacier Greens Golf Club, Gold River Golf Club, Quadra Island Golf Club, and Sunnydale Golf Club.


Jewel of the Isle Committee

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Interested in Curling this Year? Call Sheila


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End of Season for the 19th Hole

 19th Hole Restaurant
Come in anytime between 12:00 and 6:30 Monday Sept 26th to Wednesday Sept 28th for our 3 day meal special. Buy any meal at regular price and receive the second of equal or lesser value free. While quantities last! The 19th Hole will be closed for the season Thursday Sept 29th and will reopen March 2017 weather pending.
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Time to clean your chimney


Time to clean your chimney! It’s a great idea to clean your chimney before the cold weather sets in! We’ll lend you a chimney brush, at no cost, so you can get the job done. Just pop into the village office to sign it out!
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BBQ & Bake Sale Thank You

On behalf of Wendy Coyne we would like to thank Gold River once again for coming together. The bakers really out did themselves again. Thank you to Brad and Lynne Unger for donating everything for the BBQ and all the helpers that bbq’d and did the baking tables. IT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. To everyone who donated money, we cannot express how thankful we are. We brought in $3112.15 to help Wendy through her journey. Way to go GOLD RIVER.
The organizers of Wendy’s fundraiser.
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Two Bedroom Condo for Rent



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Grad 2017 Hockey Pool Fundraiser


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Warm Fuzzy to Karen Bowker

This past week we spent some time in Gold River.

We stayed at the tastefully decorated Les Arbres with its wonderful hosts Peggy and Tom in attendance. We ate the best wings ever at the pub’s wing night but it was our greatest fortune to have been guided to Karen Bowker!

Karen took in our border terrier, Finnegan for 3 full days while we enjoyed the excursion on the MVUchuck lll. The staff and crew were awesome and we loved our time spent on the vessel, but we were most blown away when we returned 3 days later to pick up our little dog from Karen.

Karen’s kindness and caring showed to both us and our dog, Finn, was second to none, not only did she take good care of him but she had a surprise package ready for us to take home with pictures, toys, collar, magazines, hand written notes of his visit and even more wonderful goodies!

We were so taken by Karen’s modest kindness, knowledge and her thoughtful sparkling eye!

I say good on you Karen and we send a ‘Warm Fuzzy’ for your effort!

Thank you,
Marg and Allan Swartz
Okanagan Falls, B.C.

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Village Voice Meeting Sept 21

All villagers are welcome to attend the next monthly meeting of Village Voice at THE VAULT (Chamber of Commerce) at 7 PM September 21st. All points of view are encouraged, less personal attacks, and your items will be added to the agenda.


1) Appoint a treasurer.
2) Discuss GR Days Petitions – (Dog Park) (Weed Control)
3) Discussion re rising Hydro rates.
4) Discussion of designated day for monthly meetings.
5) Complements to the organizers of Gold River Days.
6) Consideration for action to motivate council to react to community priorities. Example: Communication – balance of maintenance services – vacancy rate and derelict buildings with absentee land lords – auxiliary police –transparency in search for investors in community – economic promotion – seniors focus.
7) Quality programs form quality organizations. eg drama , writers , literacy, library programs. Tell about your programs.

Your additions

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Gold River Days Appreciation From Mayor Brad Unger

Gold River Days 2016!

What a fantastic weekend it was, the weather was perfect, well maybe a little hot.

It takes many people and a lot of their time to put together such a great event. If it wasn’t for all the volunteers this event could not have happened.

I would like to recognize and thank each of them for organizing all of the very important activities that made the weekend so successful.

Karen Bowker – Dog Show
Lena Watt – Family yoga session
Wayne Trueman – Greasy pole competition
Pancake Breakfast – Royal Canadian Legion
Chili cook off- Denise Watt
BBQ in the Park- GR Skating Club & Katrina Kornylo
Building of soap boxes – Straight Grain Construction, GR Builders & GR Auto Parts
Fish pond- GR Rod & Gun Club
Climb aboard – GR Chamber of Commerce & First responders
Family Bike Ride – Betty Bell & Veanna Johnston
GR Days Program – GR Chamber of Commerce & Sheila Millard
Family movie night – Literacy Centre
Slow Pitch Ball Tourney – Michelle Frame
Wood to Wonder Chainsaw Carving competition – Sharon Charette for organizing this huge event again this year.Also Village of Gold River, WFP, and GR Lions Club for Co – Sponsoring this event
Members from the Comox, Baynes Sound & Monarch Lions Clubs
Aspen Fuels – donation of the Chainsaw fuel
Rick & Sheila Millard
Carving judges, Jerry, Dan, Larry, Rick

Some very hard working helpers who did whatever Sharon asked for and much more, Rick, Terrie, Marc, Veanna, Maddison, Kirsty, Lynne. And the Carvers, without out you this would not happen, Ryan, Angela, Kevin, Randy, Liam, Adam, Doug, Mike. We hope to see all of you next year!

WFP Dryland sort, Roger & Rod for organizing the wood.

Village of Gold River Staff and workers for all their help again this year, help with the wood, greasy pole, clean up and for making our town look so nice everyday not just on this weekend.

Lisa Mellis Jones! For everything you did organizing GR Days again this year. You ROCK! THANKS SO MUCH! I can’t wait until next year.

I hope everyone had the opportunity to take part in some of the events over the weekend. When you see one of the mentioned people, please stop and say Thanks, they deserve it.

Save the Date Gold River Days 2017 August 24, 25, 26, 27

Thanks everyone,
Brad Unger – Mayor
Village of Gold River

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