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Local Gold River Teacher Katrina Kornylo Among 22 BC Teachers Awarded Prestigious Prime Minister’s Awards

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On Tuesday October 7th, GRSS Teacher Katrina Kornylo received a Certificate of Achievement from the 2014 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence!
You can read more about Mrs. Kornylo and her achievements in our high school in her official bio on the Government of Canada website:  Katrina Korynylo.  However, the quote from a student says it all:
“Mrs. Kornylo loves her job more than anyone else that we know. Her passion for math and science is beyond comprehension; so when she takes it into the classroom, it makes a much more exciting environment for students to experience.”

 ~ Congratulations Mrs. Kornylo ~

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End of Summer Salmon BBQ at the Gold River Legion

End of summer Salmon BBQ at the Legion

Legion flowers

Saturday September 13th. 2:00pm
Tickets are available at the legion and are as follows:
Members:  2 meals for $15.00
Non member:s  $10.00 each
Children:  $5.00
~ There will be a designated driver provided ~
This will be outside (weather permitting), or in the LA Hall.  The Legion will be open but to adults only.
For any further information, please contact the Gold River Legion at 283-2516
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Used Book Sale – Sept 6th

Friends of the Library ~ Used Book Sale
Saturday, Sept 6th
10:00am start
At the Gold River Library
(Volunteers please sign up at the Library or call 283-2502 during open hours.)
Please bring a box or bag, and pay by donation.
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Gold River Beginnings

An amazing video put together by Suzanne Trevis and the Gold River Museum & Archives Society about Gold River’s beginnings.  Fantastic job Suzanne!


Don’t forget – Gold River’s 50th Birthday will be held Aug 26th – 30th, 2015!

Note: The video doesn’t seem to want to show up on my iPad (anyone else having this problem?), so here is the direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCrDlqxwI90

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Help Needed For Canada Day Weekend

Hello Gold River!

Debbie Erickson doesn’t have Facebook but I am relaying her message here. She needs help putting up the Nimpkish fencing for Canada Day weekend.  It needs to be done on Wednesday at the latest.  If anyone has suggestions of times to do it that would work for most people, we could really use the community’s help!


Brooke White! :)

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Volunteers Needed to Help Plan Gold River’s 50th Birthday Celebrations in 2015

Aerial view of townsite 1966

Aerial view of townsite 1966. The road to Campbell River heads off at the top, alongside the Heber River. Peppercorn Park is at bottom left corner. The construction camp is still on “Heber Field” on the far right.

Volunteers needed to help plan Gold River’s 50th Birthday Celebrations in 2015.

A meeting will held on June 12, starting at 7.30 p.m. in the Gold River Museum and Archives room in the Jack Christensen Centre (old Lions Den above the Day Care).

Everyone is welcome to attend and please bring some ideas of how you would like to this important event celebrated.

The event will begin on the Wednesday, Aug. 26 – the actual anniversary date, with cake etc at a location to be determined. We are scheduling events for Thursday & Friday and hope to encourage businesses & organizations to hold their “mini reunions” (individual group get togethers) on the Friday. Saturday we will have a parade ending in Nimpkish Park, where there will be booths, games, music and of course a salmon BBQ. The museum society is hosting an art show, Paddles of Gold, from 6-9 and then there will be a Dance starting at 9pm. Sunday morning there is talk of a pancake breakfast and/or coffee, pie and music in the plaza..

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A tale of Old Gold River: The William Macfarlane Story

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Another Successful Gold River Days

Via Sheila Bugar

This year’s theme was Flower Power! This entire event was sponsored by the Village of Gold River.

Friday started off with the Party in the Plaza with many booths and a Talent Show!

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There were well over 130 people in attendance.  There were many performers most ranging from 4 to 12 years old.  I think the most popular song was “Let it Go” from the movie “Frozen”!  It was a fun time for kids to get up and show off some dancing skills as well as try their hand at singing on a microphone!  The Zumba ladies performed a dance to the song “Proud Mary”.  It’s so important for people to have the opportunity to perform in some way or another.  For children especially it helps to build confidence.  What a wonderful time and very entertaining!

Saturday morning started off with a Pancake Breakfast (by donation to your favourite local charity or organization) hosted by the Gold River Legion.  The parade kicked off at 11:15 am with several floats, walkers, bikes and many antique cars from the Vancouver Island Cruisers Club.

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Later there was a Party in the Park from 12-3pm with a BBQ, booths and Bounce-a-rama!  The Party in the Park was well attended and the weather was amazing!  The mood was very celebratory and it was all smiling faces as people enjoyed BBQ’s, bouncing, photo booths, ice cream, cotton candy and much more!

Salmon BBQ’er  Scott Patrick

Salmon BBQ’er Scott Patrick

Chef Toni Bell

Chef Toni Bell

COP's that manned the parade route; Doria, Jerry and Nolan

COP’s that manned the parade route; Doria, Jerry and Nolan

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Saturday evening the Gold River Legion held a Flower Power Dance which was well attended.  Sunday Gold River Days ended with Scavenger Hunts.  There were 3 kids teams and 5 Adult/Family teams!  They were each given a list of at least 50 items that they had two hours to gather.  These lists included many photo’s and videos that they had to take as well as items they needed to physically bring in person. Some examples were: take a video of two team members acting like monkeys, take a picture of a house in Gold River that is well decorated for Christmas, take a photo of your entire team with a RWES teacher making funny faces, bring in a 1974 penny, bring in an Expo 86 passport, etc.  It was a lot of fun for all involved and everyone went home with a free ice cream!

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The winner’s of this year’s floats were: 1st Place – Northgate Church, 2nd Place – R.C.M.P, 3rd Place – W.F.P. Thank you to my volunteer judges!

The winner of the FREE trip for two on the Uchuck donated by Get West Adventures was Merle Hagerty. The winner of the FREE mail run flight to Kyuquot donated by Air Nootka was Tony Reeves.

The winners of the Adult/Family Scavenger Hunt were: Shelbi & Darren Bracconier and their two children, the winner of the Youth Scavenger Hunts were: Taylor Frame, Eva Sommerfeld and Camryn Logue.

This weekend could not happen without many volunteers willing to lend a hand.  I’d like to thank my Gold River Days Committee members:  Betty Bell, Toni Bell, Kim Peters, Judy Baxter, Lisa Jones, Craig Anderson, Coleen Zimmer, Julie Schuminek, and Kirsty Begon.  They look forward to continuing this Gold River Days Annual event next year!

We had many donations this year to make this event a success!  We’d like to thank the Gold River Futures Society, The Gold River Residents Association, The Lodge at Gold River, Western Forest Products, the Gold River Legion and Grieg Seafood.  Thank you to Get West Adventures for donating the trip for two on the Uchuck and to Air Nootka for donating a mail run flight to Kyuquot!

Thank you to all the businesses, organizations, and groups who took the time to take part in some way for this event.  It is more successful when the entire community comes together!

Thank you to Jan Rose and Scott Patrick , the C.O.P.’s Doria Croteau, Jerry Garcia and Nolan Bugar, the RCMP & Auxiliaries, the Village of Gold River and Brian Baxter and thank you to every single person who helped in any way. It did not go unnoticed! I’m sorry if I missed anyone!

We hope everyone enjoyed this wonderful weekend! YAY Gold River!

(Photos courtesy of Sheila Bugar, Julia Davies, Michelle Frame, Tina Young, Shelbi Heath & the Gold River Buzz)

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The River Dancers – June 7th

We got the beat

Sponsored by the Village of Gold River

The “River Dancers” are a local dance group from Preschool to Senior that have been learning and practicing choreographed songs for this special event!

There will be four different dance groups presenting a few songs each. There were also be a couple of trios performing their own choreographed dances.

This is a FREE event and a fun night! An opportunity for them to show off all their hard work and skills.

Join us for an entertaining evening! You will NOT be sorry!

Please invite everyone you know, come out and support these local kids and adults!

  • PLACE:  Ray Watkins Gym
  • DATE:  Saturday, June 7
  • TIME:  6:00pm
  • Cost:  FREE
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Scavenger Hunts – Sunday May 11th

scavenger hunt

Adult Hunt & Youth Hunt

NEED:  Maximum 4 people per team

COST:  Free!

TIME:  1:00-3:00pm, Sunday May 11th

PLACE:  Meet at Nimpkish Park to get your Scavenger lists!


You will receive a list of items and will have two hours to get as many as you can! The team with the most items on the list wins!

Great opportunity for your workplace (team building) or friends/family,  husbands vs wives, etc.!

Please Note:  If it’s raining we’ll be at the Community Centre.

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