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Cleaning up Prince Rupert...

Cleaning up Prince Rupert...

Several members of the community came out on April 17 to help beautify Prince Rupert as Civic Pride hosted their annual spring clean-up at locations around town.
Cleaning Lucy Island

Cleaning Lucy Island

Volunteer members of the Prince Rupert Marine Rescue and Lax Kw’aalams Rescue units of the Coast Guard Auxiliary pose with some of the trash collected from the beach at Lucy Island after a shoreline clean up. The vessels in the background are the venerable “Rainbow Responder” (dark tubes with aluminum cabin) and a 27 foot (red and yellow) newly built Titan vessel from Lax Kw’aalams. (Port Simpson).
Red Cross support...

Red Cross support...

The Prince Rupert Indo-Canadian Sikh Association presents a cheque for $2,000 to the Red Cross. The money comes entirely from donations from members. In photo: Kouwenhoven and Josie Mackay from the Red Cross; association president, Mohinder Nanan; treasurer Gurvinder Randhawa, and Gurmail Sidhu.
Support for education...

Support for education...

The Prince Rupert Sikh Missionary Society donated $1,000 to School District 52
A lot of fun at Prince Rupert Grad Fashion Show

A lot of fun at Prince Rupert Grad Fashion Show

Grad Fashion Shows have become known over the last 50 years as a hilarious and extremely entertaining way for graduating students to raise money for their prom celebrations.
Honouring Walter...

Honouring Walter...

Craig Smith and Nancy and Odd Eidsvick of Eidsvick and Associates present Scott Farwell with the inaugural Walter Smith Memorial Paul Harris Fellow for his work in promoting tourism in the city. The $1,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation is made in honour of the late Walter Smith, a tourism pioneer, community ambassador, Freedom of the City and Rotarian.
Rotary support

Rotary support

Rob Eby of the Prince Rupert Rotary Club presents a cheque for $3,500 to a member of Captain Cook’s Sea Cadets to support the group in their travel to Europe to visit historic military sites and pay respect to Canadians who fell in combat.

Kaien Anti-Poverty Society seeking community feedback

The Kaien Anti-Poverty Society hosting an open house April 3 from one to three p.m. at 567 McKay St. to seek input from the community.

Aboriginal Youth Conference taking place in Prince Rupert

Over 1000 young aboriginal people from as far away as Nova Scotia have arrived in Prince Rupert to attend, Gathering Our Voices 2011, an aboriginal youth conference held by the B.C. association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.
Seven-year-old inspires creek clean up

Seven-year-old inspires creek clean up

Sometimes issues are brought to government by some of its tiny, yet mighty citizens. Last Sunday 7-year-old Jordyn Carter noticed garbage in and around Hays Creek close to the Civic Centre and decided she had to do something.