Coffee

A perfect partnership in Balfour

The Coffee, Bake and Art Show at the Balfour Community centre last month was a community partnership of two local organizations

The Coffee, Bake and Art Show at the Balfour Community centre last month was a community partnership of two local organizations — St. Michael and All Angels Women’s Guild and local artists from the Balfour area.

This was a well-attended event and both artists and women’s guild benefited by it as a joint enterprise.

The ladies of the women’s guild provided coffee and cakes and sold baked goods as well as plants and seedlings.

There were door prizes and a raffle for a painting donated by Andrea Gardener.

“In the past we spent the winter on knitting and sewing projects, but many of the ladies are unable to do that anymore,” said Micahel Lavinnder, who is a member of the women’s guild.

Marilyn Stacey, who is a member of both groups, came up with the idea of joining with the local artists to help pick up the slack.

“The group that helped out with the art show are members of my painting classes that I have been teaching in my studio in Balfour for the last two years,” said Gardener. “Having experienced the value of being able to show my own work to the public, I am open to all possibilities of developing opportunities for my students to show their work.”

“I think the event also allowed opportunity for outsiders to the church community to participate in this event where they might not have before,” she added.

The plan is to repeat this cooperative event in the fall.

 

Just Posted

Nelson Leafs’ win marred by dangerous play

Nelson is undefeated through the first five games of the season

VIDEO: SPCA ushers in new era with Castlegar facility

$2.69-million project had ribbon cutting on Friday

Slocan seniors’ housing hosts grand opening Sept. 27

The society wants to give the public a glimpse before tenants move in and the weather changes.

LETTERS: Tom Fletcher analysis is as outdated as the Edsel

Dona grace-Campbell takes issue with columnist Tom Fletcher’s column on the carbon tax

VIDEO: Lydia Kania is here to skunk you

The Vallican track athlete has turned to cribbage in her senior years

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

‘I’m no quitter’ on climate change issues, McKenna says at G7 ministers meeting

David Suzuki says if McKenna believes what she’s saying, she too should quit

VIDEO: Inside an eerily empty mall in Canada

Only nine of 517 retail spaces are open for business as the grand opening postponed to next year

B.C. wildfires burned large areas affected by mountain pine beetles: Experts

The mountain pine beetle epidemic affected more than 180,000 square kilometres in B.C.

Tens of thousands without power following tornado in Ottawa region

Hydro Ottawa says more than 170,000 customers were without power early this morning

Most Read