Ways to make some difference

Working on discovering my purpose in being here, this seems to say it: “I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all”.

Sharing this quote again. Working on discovering my purpose in being here, this seems to say it: “I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all”. Leo Rosten.

VOTE: The Glenwood Hall is in the top three of the Credit Union’s 70th Anniversary contest with a chance at the $17,500. Vote every day for this vital community treasure. Ballots are at the Credit Union.

Northwest Animal Shelter Society has a new website:  www.nwas.ca, new e-mail  info@nwas.ca. Thanks to Sean,  www.simpledesigns.ca for his time and effort setting this up. Check out Pet of the Week on The Peak, Wednesdays, 4:20 p.m. See some of the furry ones looking for forever homes. Thanks to the new community website  www.bvlocal.com for featuring two adoptable animals on their site.

Saturday, April 16, All-West Glass will celebrate its 40th Birthday with a BBQ you can enjoy just for a donation, all proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. All-West Glass has pledged $100,000 over 10 years to the Foundation. In 1971 All-West Glass began in Smithers and grew to 23 retail locations in B.C., Alberta, NWT and the Yukon. Your birthday on April 16? Stop by for a free can of glass cleaner. Giveaways: $40 every 40 minutes along with promotional items, cake and coffee.

A meaningful way to spend this Easter life-giving time: the Northwest Personal Growth Association is hosting a workshop “Becoming More True to Myself in my Daily Life”, April 20, 7 p.m. Explore personal direction using creative expression. Details: Dan or Wendy 250-847-3533

Elder College, Hanging Baskets & containers April 14. 10 a.m. — Noon. Upcoming: Computer Fraud, May 4. To register:  250-847-4461. Is there an ElderCollege course you would like? E-mail  lkallio@necc.bc.ca with suggestions along with the name of someone you think could teach that course.

Groundbreakers Collective promotes food security awareness, encourages the production and consumption of local food. Vision: a resilient, healthy community in the Bulkley Valley with a strong local food system. Principle project, the creation of a demonstration garden in partnership with Northern Health, located on 8th Avenue. Rezoning is required with a public hearing April 12. Features for the garden: hand-built raised beds, a flower-cutting garden, demonstration plots, a gazebo. Support: letters of support to  groundbreakerscollective@yahoo.ca attend a first work bee Saturday May 21, 11a.m.; make a donation of seeds, tools, labour, material. Contact Gail Jenne 250-847-9728.

Closing with: The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world. Bertie Charles Forbes.

Lorraine Doiron writes the weekly View from the Porch column.