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 As the Sidney Club's contribution to Earth Day, five of our members joined several people from the Friends of North Saanich Parks to attack and remove blackberry canes, daphne plants and holly and ivy sprigs from a rugged area of Denham Till Park in North Saanich.The weather cooperated and we didn't get wet, although most of us are now sporting souvenirs from uncooperative blackberry prickles. We did make a significant dent in the invasive species squeezing out native plants in this great natural setting.
UPDATE April 13, 2023
Our club presented the Victoria Hand Project with a cheque for $5,000 to assist them with their Ukraine Project.  Pictured below (from L-R) are club member, Kenny Podmore, Michael Peirone and Kim Arklie (from the Victoria Hand Project) and club president, Jim Parker.
Victoria Hand Project (VHP) is a charity organization with a mission to help amputees in-need receive prosthetic arms, worldwide. VHP empowers prosthetic care professionals in under-resourced economies and healthcare systems to create and provide VHP’s prosthetic arms in their own communities. VHP provides equipment, training, and support, laying the groundwork for local, sustainable, on-going care. Receiving a Victoria Hand is transformative: functional prosthetic arms are an incredible tool to help amputees regain independence, hope, and opportunities to live more fulfilling and happier lives. The impact goes far beyond the recipient, with positive effects rippling through families, caretakers, and increased clinic capacity.  Thank you very much for such a great presentation VHP!
At the end of January, February and March, our club sponsored fun time Sunday afternoon "Old Time BINGO" sessions at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Approximately 60 keen fans turned out for each session, with the pots ranging from $40 to $70. These were our first sessions since COVID chased us away from the Saanich Fair in 2021. We'll be back at the Fair this coming fall!  Come and join us and have some fun!