Come one, come all! Sept. 16 and Oct 3 Stand up for Wild Salmon, Turn the Tide.
A first gathering will be held September 16 at noon in front of the DFO offices at Burrard and Pender -- to inform the people and the government of the issue and recruit as many people as possible to the October 3 rally. Come out. It's a good feeling to be DOING something for wild salmon!
So I'm a part of a "College and Career" fellowship group at my church, right? Anyway, together as a group, we decided we wanted to do a monthly service project... pick something and stick to it. So we decided we'd head out to Main and Hastings on the first Wednesday of every month to serve food. The first time we did it was the first week of March. The next time we go is in one week on April 4th.
There are many places in the community to volunteer. I am getting a head start on my resolution by volunteering at the raffle table for the BC Schizophrenic Society here in Powell River. I am also registered to volunteer at the Theraputic Riding Association for the orientation on January 3rd and 4th. For them I would be leading the horses with people with disabilities on the horse. It is intended as a physical as well as psychological therapy for the rider.
Many of us still manage to cook a meal at home every so often. Those of us residing in urban areas also are very familiar with the men and women with their buggies and dogs who camp in outdoor courtyards, garbage enclosures, doorways etc. who won't go to shelters because that would mean losing everything they own in the world. Why not make a little extra dinner from time to time and share with these particular neighbours? Some will turn you down, but many will gratefully accept (with suprising manners!). Be sensible about it (I have a neighbour with me if I'm out past dark) but I have yet to be fearful of these guys, in fact often one of them will be more concerned with my well-being in the cold than their own. One or two hot plates every so often doesn't seem like a big deal, but if many people do it, those dinners will go a long way towards helping these guys through what looks like a formidable winter to come.
I am 16 years old and have had multiple opportunities to be very involved with many sports. I saw a need in my community to help other youth, to enable then to participate in sports regardless of their financial situation. I began collecting gently used sports equipment of all kinds and donating these items to very appreciative recipients.