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Food Drive for the Salvation Army: Recap

By |2019-11-22T10:37:53-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

“We make a living by what we get – we make a life by what we give” Winston Churchill Craig Bay, what a life we lead! Our generosity speaks for itself! The giving this year was overwhelming, not only to your committee, not only to our Parksville Volunteer Fire Department, but especially to the recipient of this fundraiser – The Salvation Army! The shelves at our local Food Bank will be overflowing with groceries [...]

Fall Food Drive Update – Choices

By |2019-11-08T08:46:59-08:00November 8th, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

  CHOICES I am so very glad that Ross and I chose to purchase a home here in beautiful Craig Bay. We enjoy the nature that surrounds us, the friendship we share with our neighbours and the many events that bring us together.  The kind of life we lead is all about the choices we have made along the way. Choices about one’s education, job, partners, moving/not moving, travelling/not travelling to the simple choices [...]

It Takes A Village

By |2019-10-25T10:04:21-07:00October 25th, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

READ NOW: Craig Bay mentioned in PQB News October 25, 2019 - Parksville Qualicum Beach fire crews set to collect toys, food THANK YOU! Current Cash Donations: A personal note to start this message, which should be all about encouraging Craig Bay to donate to our annual fall fundraiser in support of our local Salvation Army.  I will get to that, but first: I want to start with some heartfelt [...]

Pack a Bag for the Food Bank!

By |2019-10-18T11:05:41-07:00October 18th, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

PICK UP A BAG – PACK UP A BAG – BOX THE BAG Our local Salvation Army Food Bank has empty shelves – our help is sorely needed! Leftover turkey is great for a day or two, but then we desire something different – we open the fridge or head to the grocery store – so easy! Not so much for 600 qualified clients that are only allowed to shop once [...]

Let’s talk Turkey about the Food Drive

By |2019-10-09T10:46:32-07:00October 9th, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

Let’s talk turkey about the Food Drive  “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!” “What’s for dinner? I’m starving!” These common expressions are, of course, said tongue-in-cheek. Few of us know what it’s like to go hungry for a sustained period, let alone to starve. And most of us rarely miss a meal, unless we’re trying to lose a few pounds due to all the good food we’ve already enjoyed. [...]

Fall Food Drive – Why The Salvation Army?

By |2019-10-04T09:52:18-07:00October 4th, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

Fall Food Drive: Why The Salvation Army? There are many non-profit organizations that are there to help in times of calamitous events whether they be world wide or close to home. The Red Cross immediately comes to mind. People often do not know that The Salvation Army will be there too. This is an international charitable organization and reports a worldwide membership of over 1.7 million. Their mission is to preach [...]

Craig Bay comes through in a big way every fall

By |2019-09-27T09:59:36-07:00September 27th, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

“Remember that the happiest people are not those who are getting more, but giving more.” This quote by H. Jackson Brown Jr sums up the feelings of the generous residents of our little Village by the Sea – Craig Bay. We have been coming through in a big way every fall to help our local Salvation Army help those who need a helping hand, those who have fallen on hard time or those [...]

Craig Bay Charity Food Drive

By |2019-09-20T10:44:13-07:00September 20th, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

Another week closer to the culmination of our Annual Food Drive to support The Salvation Army!  This fall drive was started by the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department 21 years ago. It started small with the volunteers going door to door looking for donations of food and cash. The drive has grown each year, with volunteers from Dashwood, Qualicum, Parksville and Nanoose - all heading out on the 3rd weekend [...]

Save the Date – Fall Food Drive November 17

By |2019-09-13T08:39:45-07:00September 13th, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

SAVE THE DATE - CRAIG BAY FALL FOOD DRIVE NOVEMBER 17, 2019 November 17! Only 2 short months till our Parksville Volunteer Fire Department takes their trucks to the streets of Parksville, picking up donations of food and cash to support The Salvation Army. The donations from that day go a LONG way in helping families in our community – those who need a helping hand, those who are struggling to make ends [...]

Craig Bay Charity Golf Classic & Fall Food Drive Kick Off

By |2019-09-05T11:23:37-07:00September 5th, 2019|Fall Food Drive, Newsletter|

CRAIG BAY CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC & FALL FOOD DRIVE KICKOFF! A HOLE IN ONE TON OF FUN!   2:00 pm! 90 Residents on 23 tees, clubs at the ready! The siren blares! GO! What a first drive! That was a perfect pitch! Another birdie! And the laughter ensued! What a great time on a perfectly beautiful afternoon at Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club. All that exercise is fun and was [...]