Students clean up for Earth Day

The children collected two bags of garbage from the streets around Vavenby's school

Vavenby Primary students show off the two bags of garbage they collected on Earth Day.

Vavenby Primary students show off the two bags of garbage they collected on Earth Day.

The Vavenby Primary School students pitched in in a community garbage pick-up on Earth Day, April 22.

The children collected two bags of garbage from the streets around the school.

Phillipino event coming up

At the beginning of June, Vienna Moilliet will be flying home from the Phillipines where she has been training to be a midwife and missionary.

She has set aside a date for a fundraiser/get together on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. It is called a Merienda Evening and will be held at Vavenby Christian Church. A video about the clinic, a slideshow, and Moilliet’s ramblings and stories will start the evening off.

Following this will be the merienda. A merienda is similar to the English tea time and always consists of some form of food, usually sweet. Moilliet is planning on making two Filipino dishes that are often served for Merienda and she is asking people to bring goodies and finger foods.

Everyone will be welcome. If you are going to bring something to eat, let Vienna know by phoning 250-676-9574.

Shepherd going to Scotland

Rachel Des Cotes, a young graduate from Lakeland College in Vermillion, Alberta, who took her dog Zeke to volunteer at the Aveley Ranch for the summer of 2014 to gain experience in working with sheep, will be flying to Scotland on June 2 to work on a farm. That was her dream.

After leaving Aveley Ranch in 2014 she went home to St. Albert, Alberta, to look for employment to earn the money to fly Zeke and herself to Scotland.

Des Cotes returned to Vavenby to work at the Canfor Mill. She has been staying at the Jones Creek cabin. Now that she has earned enough money to make her dream possible she will fly to Quebec to visit family and friends. Then it will be back home in Vermillion for a couple of weeks to organize and finalize trip details.

Des Cotes has enjoyed her time in Vavenby. She says she is going to miss the people at the mill and definitely the Moilliet family.

 

Lambing at Aveley Ranch is finished. The sheep have been put in the far field so there are no more self-guided tours or hay rides. The ranch is now on the lookout for coyotes.