No need to be a slacktivist with so many fundraisers

No need to be a slacktivist with so many fundraisers

Garage sales, book sale and a paint project great and ways to help community organizations.

Garage Sales: Annual Glenwood Hall Garage Sale, June 17, 8 a.m. Want a table to sell your stuff? Cost is $10. Call Fay at 250-847-9539 to book. Drop-off times for donations is 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 16 at the Hall. This is a fundraiser for the Hall, a good way to part with some of the things you no longer need or use.

Giant garage sale, Saturday, June 3, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1380 Cronin Place. Proceeds to support athletes going to the Provincial Seniors’ Games this Fall. Drop off items at the Pioneer Activity Centre.

Something to think about: the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has filed a Notice of Application and Affidavit with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on behalf of Dartmouth, N.S. resident Lorne Grabher, whose personalized GRABHER licence plate bearing his surname was deemed “socially unacceptable” by the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles. The plate had been in use by Grabher family members for 27 consecutive years without incident. Mr. Grabher states this revocation of his personalized license plate violates his Charter section 2(b) right to freedom of expression as well as his section 15 equality rights. Check out the website jccf.ca for more information.

Time to plant? Check out urbanhomestead.org. Lots of ideas. Several books available: Worms at Work by Crystal Stevens, Food Lovers’ Garden by Jenni Blackmore, and The Art of Plant-based Cheese Making by Karen McAthy. Only have an apartment balcony or a tiny backyard? Learn to work with the space you have, learn new skills or re-learn old skills.

Can’t tell you enough: the Library Book Sale, Friday, June 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 at the Legion. Drop off your winter reading books and find great summer reading! Call the Library at 250-847-4797 if you need donations picked up.

An SSS Theatre Department fundraiser: Bucks for Broadway presents the Paint Project.

Join a social evening of painting and fun. Artist Shannon Goodhead will guide you through your painting while you sip wine, beer, tea or coffee (available for purchase). No experience necessary, all materials supplied. Friday, May 26, 7–10 p.m. at Coast Mountain GM Showroom. Limited seating, tickets $45, available at SALT on Main. More information: 250-847-5954.

Closing with: slacktivism – actions taken to bring about political or social change but requiring only minimal commitment, effort, or risk. Eg: students engaging in slacktivism by signing an online petition.