June 2018 – a Month of Celebration!

The graphic above says it all! (Credit to Brian Lee of the Harbour Spiel).

Carly completed her Bachelor of Business Administration- Marketing degree through Mount Royal University in Calgary, with a double minor in Social Innovation and Non Profit AND Innovation and Entrepreneurship in December 2017 and her convocation was June 1.

Kim graduated from Pender Harbour Secondary, receiving several bursaries from the community for post-Secondary. Kim was accepted at several universities and decided to pursue a degree in Education at the University of Victoria.

Michelle successfully completed the Carpentry Train in Trades Program, receiving first year university credits and credits for high school. The Train in Trades Programs are a partnership between School District 46 and Vancouver Island University. The Carpentry program has an additional partner with Habitat for Humanity- Sunshine Coast. Michelle still has one year of high school left, as she completed this program during her second half of her grade eleven year.

Thank you to all of Carly, Kim and Michelle’s family, friends, teachers and community that have helped them to achieve these goals – from housing to driving to tutoring to helping keep their mama sane, your support has been very appreciated. Thank you.

We’re very proud of these young women. Please wish them congratulations the next time you see them.

November 15th will be here soon! Who’s got your VOTE?!

Check out my PSA on behalf of VOICE on the Coast, encouraging residents to find out about their local candidates then VOTING on November 15th.

Find out more about the candidates at the local government websites:

http://www.sd46.bc.ca for Rural Area 2 School Board Trustees
http://www.scrd.ca for Regional Directors
http://www.gibsons.ca for Town of Gibsons Mayor and Council
http://www.sechelt.ca for District of Sechelt Mayor and Council

We do have several positions that have been acclaimed this year. I encourage you to find out more about those people as well.

VOICE on the Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a great place to live and raise a family, but for young people and their families, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find jobs, housing and keep engaged within a community that the average age is quickly approaching 60. (see Vital Signs, 2011. Www.SCCFoundation.com )

Enter VOICE on the Coast, a group of highly motivated (younger) visionaries with the goals of attracting, retaining and empowering youth on the Sunshine Coast, with the focus on 20-45 year olds.  www.VOICEontheCoast.com

The group was launched in early 2011 and has quickly gained respect from the Sunshine Coast Community.

VOICE holds their inaugural AGM tonight and welcomes guest Speaker, Dr. Paul Kershaw.  Theme of the night:  WTF? (Where’s the future?)  See the links to the event on VOICE’s Facebook and Event page.  www.facebook.com/VoiceSunshineCoast and http://www.facebook.com/voicesunshinecoast#!/events/379417598800328/

Monday, November 26,2012 @ 7pm

Roberts Creek Hall, no minors.

Childcare is provided, by donation.