Gearing up for Burns Lake’s Relay for Life

Arts Fest 2011, a regional juried arts show takes place April 15 to May 14, 2011 at Parkside Gallery in 100 Mile House.

Arts Fest 2011, a regional juried arts show takes place April 15 to May 14, 2011 at Parkside Gallery in 100 Mile House.

It is open to all emerging visual artists in the Central Interior Regional Arts Council region. Entry deadline is April 1. For more information stop in to Process 4 circle arts Gallery or phone Wayne Brown at 250-692-3434.

The Lakes District Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)  has relocated to a new, larger location at 332 Hwy. 16.  Extended office hours began Feb. 1.  The office will be open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The office is run by volunteers, therefore there may be times when no one is available.  For further information or to book an appointment please call Rhoda at the office at 250-692-7203 or at home at 250-692-3690.

They are currently raising funds for the Northern Cancer Lodge in Prince George that is scheduled to open in November 2012.  Local volunteers have donated crafts that are displayed in the office.  Used books and miscellaneous items are for sale as well. The goal is to raise $25,000 to have ‘Burns Lake Community’ on the door of the Tub/Jacuzzi Room in the lodge.  To date they have raised over $10,000.  Drop in for a cup of coffee and meet our dedicated volunteers.

Registration packages for the Relay for Life are also available at the office.  Come in and sign up if you are a survivor. Luminaries can also be purchased.

The CCS provides general information on cancer, prevention and support services. Kits are available for those in need of financial assistance.