The Hyack Festival Association is urging young women to consider its popular ambassador program.
Hyack ambassador applications are now available for young women aged 16 to 19. The opportunity is open to young women who have lived in New Westminster for the past year and want to represent their city throughout the Pacific Northwest.
"Rehearsals are held once weekly from November to March on deportment, public speaking, civic knowledge and dance," said an email from Lynn Radbourne.
The deadline to apply for the program is Oct. 16. Call Lynn at 604-524-5675.
GATEWAY TO CITY
The New Westminster Community Gateway program wants to share its good news with the community.
The program has received funding approval to continue running until June 2012. Through the project, welcome ambassadors greet and welcome newcomers and provide them with information about life in New Westminster, services and supports that are available to them, and ways that they can become involved in the community.
New Westminster city council recently wrote to provincial agency Welcome B.C. asking that it consider funding for this and other projects offered as part of the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces initiatives that are underway in the Royal City.
Eman Elmasri, coordinator of the Gateway program, said the program is looking for volunteers who would be interested in taking part. Training sessions will be taking place in October 2011 and February 2012. For more, contact Eman at 778-397-1022 or email@example.com.
COOKING UP FUN
New Westminster firefighters cooked about 1,200 flapjacks at a recent fundraiser at the Sapperton Pensioners Hall.
About 16 New Westminster firefighters, including fire chief Tim Armstrong, attended the Sept. 10 event. The event was the pensioners' way of showing off the $50,000 of improvements that have been made to the hall.
"It was a good way of saying thank you to a whole bunch of people," said Vic Leach, vice-president of the Sapperton Old Age Pensioners Association. "We have done a lot of improvements to the hall, and it is still continuing."
While the event was planned as a fundraiser and a thank you to the folks who have helped out, the work isn't done just yet.
"We are making applications for next year for more grants to do more upgrades," Leach said. "We want to paint it next year."
The $5 tickets gave folks a chance to have a pancake breakfast and enter for various prizes.
"We raised about $1,000," Leach said. "It's for the hall."
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