Archive | April, 2011

Way to go, Dave Carpenter!

30 Apr

Local resident Dave Carpenter is an honest resident who did the right thing! While working for the District of Vanderhoof, Dave found a wallet containing a significant amount of cash.  Dave immediately contacted the phone number found in the wallet, and provided peace of mind to a local low-income resident.

Way to go Dave!

See the full story here.


Royal Family Connection to Vanderhoof

28 Apr

While the Royal nuptials are in the news, I want to share Vanderhoof’s connection to the Royal family.

Our very own Jerry Petersen, Regional District of Bulkley Nechako Area F Director, was a recipient of the Commemorative Medal for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee.

The awarding of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002 recognised Jerry for his outstanding and exemplary service to our community and region.

Congratulations Jerry and thank you for all you do!

Vanderhoof’s Greg Kodila is Murray Ridge’s Ski Patroller of the Year – Again!

14 Apr

Greg has been one of the volunteer patrollers at Murray Ridge since 2008, and this year, he was voted Ski Patroller of the Year by his peers for the second time. The first time was during the 2008-09 season, Greg’s first year as a patroller. This year, it was a tight race, but he managed to earn top spot again.

“His strengths are his commitment, his willingness to help others, his dedication to constantly improving his first aid skills, his expert skiing technique and his friendly and outgoing nature,” says Alex Michaels. For full story see the Caledonia Courier.

Well done Greg!

Community Clean-up!

14 Apr
Community Clean-Up followed by BBQ at Riverside Park. Sponsored by Tim Horton’s and Integris Credit Union (supported by many!). Green Event – minimal waste, local food – bring your own cup.
Nechako Healthy Community Alliance AGM to follow at 1pm at the park – everyone is welcome!

For more information go the Nechako Valley Waste Reduction Website.

Nechako Valley Secondary Wins Green Award

13 Apr

NVSS leaves competition green with envy. Out of 139 projects from 39 School Districts, NVSS’s ‘Enviro-Vikes’ were one of 10 high school teams in BC – and the only secondary in the northern half of the province – to win a 2011 BC Green Games Award from Science World. Congrats!

David Martens and Sons Recognized by Superintendents Association

9 Apr

David Martens and Sons has been recognized by the BC School Superintendents Association for its role in supporting and hosting Project Agriculture. Project Agriculture is a career awareness opportunity for students throughout the school district. It is an excellent example of how early learning can be personalized based on student interest. Participants receive hands-on exposure to the many aspects and opportunities in agriculture in the Nechako Valley, the second largest forage producing area in British Columbia. For the past 20 years, community members have volunteered their time and resources to showcase agriculture as a valuable resource in our region, and the province.

The Martens family will receive the award on behalf of all those who have contributed to Project Agriculture. It will be presented during a banquet in Vancouver on April 20, 2011. The only other person to receive the award this year is artist Robert Bateman.

The BCSSA Award of Recognition is presented to individuals and organizations for their contributions made to enhance public school education in British Columbia. The contribution may be of a local nature (i.e., to a specific district or districts) or of a general nature which has had a province-wide impact.

Well done!

Vanderhoof on Global BC’s Small Town Feature

9 Apr