Food bank greenhouse being built

We have donated some of our garden space to a greenhouse for the Powell River Food Bank. (The food bank is separate from PR Brain Injury Society – they do have the same board members though).

The Community Garden Grant from Food Banks Canada has financed the purchase, and assembly is by the Powell River Rotary Club – thanks guys; you’ve done a great job so far. Too bad the weather wasn’t cooperating  – putting up those panels in strong winds is quite the challenge.

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TWO picnics coming up in August

July 27 2015 007On Tues Aug 1, 2017, we are going to visit our chickens at their new home, which is a petting zoo south of town. We will see our cherished hens in their comfy surroundings and get to meet their fellow farm animals.

Phone or drop in to the centre on Duncan to learn more about this adventure and find out how to contribute food and arrange ride-sharing.  Farm is in the vicinity of Zilinsky Rd.

We will meet here at 9 am and leave by 10.
picnicThen there is our Annual Picnic on Friday August 11, once again on Texada Island, at Shelter Point Park.

We are planning on going over on the 10:40 ferry, and returning on the 3:00 pm or 5:05 pm. Phone or drop in to sort out food. ride-sharing and other details. Ferry fares for passenger and vehicles will paid for by the society.

Meet here at 9 am.…

Fitness updates and schedules

Chair yoga with Aylene is back!
Mondays at 12.30, starting May 15, every week until June 19.
At the centre, 101-7020 Duncan St

Dojo fitness: Tai Chi and kick boxing with Sensei Frank.
All fitness levels.
Wednesdays at 10.30, starting May 10, every week until June 28.
At the Canadian Martial Arts Academy, 4300 Joyce Ave

In July and August, Deb will supervise fitness sessions here at the centre. every Monday at 12 noon.

Come in any time to use the fitness equipment. Please ask for assistance if you need to.

New fitness equipment includes a rowing machine, reclining cycle, elliptical, treadmill, rebounder, small to medium weights, stretchy bands and floor mats.

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Fitness updates

In January, we will have “Chair Yoga” led by Alena, every Monday, from 12:30 to 1:30

We will trying a new activity each month this year …. stay tuned for updates!

Phone us at 604-485-6065 for more info.…

Centre hours over Christmas and New Years

We’ll be closed for 2 four day weekends, otherwise open at regular times and days.

  Open   Monday   Dec 19
  Open   Tuesday   Dec 20
  Open   Wednesday   Dec 21
  Open   Thursday   Dec 22
  Closed   Friday   Dec 23
Merry Christmas!
  Closed   Monday   Dec 26
  Open   Tuesday   Dec 27
  Open   Wednesday   Dec 28
  Open   Thursday   Dec 29
  Closed   Friday   Dec 30
Happy New Year!
  Closed   Monday   Jan 2
  Open   Tuesday   Jan 3
  Open   Wednesday   Jan 4
  Open   Thursday   Jan 5
  Open   Friday   Jan 6

Monday fitness continues – same time, new location

Monday fitness continues with personal trainer Mike Clansey.
We have changed the location again … from next week, fitness will be held at Mike’s business location at 17-4312 Franklin St, Powell River. Time is still 12-30 to 1-30, and its still free!
Get your body moving at the pace thats right for you!
We ALL feel better with the right kind of exercise.…

PR Food Bank under new management


Our local food bank has changed management after Gina Kendrick retired due to health reasons after 24 years.
New manager is Savanna Dee, pictured above with helper Dewar Boutilier. She will be assisted by Powell River Action Centre Food Bank’s experienced long-term volunteers, as well as new volunteers from PR Brain Injury Society.
They hope to expand the food bank’s offerings once they settle into their new roles. They have already discussed the idea of a fresh fruit and vegetable program and the ongoing need to better accommodate allergies and strict dietary needs.
For more info, read this article in the Powell River Peak.…