Chamber of Commerce Public Meeting May 3

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Today at The Eagle’s Wings Cafe

It’s a rainy, gloomy Wednesday, so stop by the Eagle’s Wings Cafe for something to cheer you up!
Today’s soup will be squash, sweet potato and carrot. They have fresh bun-wiches with your choice of meat, cheese and veggie for $6.00. And for your sweet tooth, they have loaded cinnamon buns and Henry made Rosettes. (pictured above)
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Meeting April 19

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Meeting Wednesday April 19 at 1:15 pm at the Literacy Centre
All Grandparents including full and part time caregivers are welcome
Meet others, share info and have a coffee
We meet every 2nd Wed. so the next one would be May 3
Contact Pat Buzit 2661 for further info
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Delivery Days are Tomorrow (Wednesday) and Friday

Bob delivers to Gold River Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving Campbell River each day at 10:00am and heading to Gold River.

Rates start at $15.00 (up to 40 lbs).

$25.00 (up to 100 lbs).

Rates then go up by $10.00 per 100 lbs to a max of 1200 lbs..

Dry cleaning rate ($15.00) is for transport both ways. Dealing with White Hat Cleaners. Please drop of dry cleaning at the Gold River Deli.

Phone 250-202-7234, email bobweiss53 [at] live [dot] ca and follow him on Facebook: Delivery Hwy 28.

**Delivery Hwy 28 can now take Visa, Mastercard etc., in Gold River. Thanks to “Squared Up”, no signal is required.

Pay for your delivery right at your front door. Receipt will be sent to your Email.

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Canada Day Committee Meeting

The Canada Day Committee meeting
Will be held on
Wednesday, April 19
at 7:00pm in the Vault.
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Tahsis salmon hatchery releases 160,000 chinook

Tahsis salmon hatchery releases 160,000 chinook
Via CHEK News
One of the island’s most successful community salmon hatcheries, the Les Dowding Memorial Volunteer Salmon Hatchery is now in it’s 35th year.

Next week they’ll be preparing 70,000 more chinook for release into the Tahsis River.
Read more here.
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Monday Funnies: Laughing Octopus

To read the story of the Monday Funnies and the Mom behind them, click here:

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Grad 2017 Commencement Ceremonies June 10

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Gold River Veterinary Schedule for Next Few Months


Dr. Dave MacDonald, will be here in Gold River for all your veterinary needs on the following days:
(Please note these dates are all Thursdays)
~ April 20th
~ May 4th & 18th
~ June 8th and 22nd
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The Nootka Sound Crisis: April 29 at The Campbell River Museum

Taken from Museum at Campbell River: The Nootka Sound Crisis

In 1904, the American scholar William Manning, author of The Nootka Sound Controversy, described Friendly Cove (Yuquot) on Nootka Island: “both the Spanish and the English deserted the place.  Neither nation ever reoccupied it.  Nootka is still inhabited by Indians.”

In June 1789, the Spanish, under the leadership of Esteban Jose Martinez, built a substantial fort at Friendly Cove, on a grassy knoll below where the lighthouse stands today.  What ever became of the fort?  Why did the Spanish abandon Friendly Cove?  These and other questions about the settlement of Nootka Island will be explored by historian Catherine Gilbert in her pictorial presentation about the Nootka Sound Controversy, sometimes known as the Crisis, that in 1789, became an international incident – putting into question the sovereignty of the Pacific Northwest between the Spanish and the British.

She will discuss the events that led up to the Crisis, highlighting such scoundrels as the opportunist John Meares who precipitated the incident, and will talk about Captain George Vancouver’s visit of 1792 with Spanish Captain Juan Francisco de Bodega y Quadra.  At this historic meeting, commemorated in recent years by a beautiful stained glass window in the church at Friendly Cove, the two captains attempted to resolve their countries’ territorial dispute.

The presentation will include a discussion about the important role played by the Mowachaht, whose territory was at the centre of this dispute and the relationship between successive European captains and the powerful Mowachaht Chief Maquinna.

This presentation will take place Saturday April 29 from 1 to 3pm and the cost is $7 per person.

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