Editor, The Times:
The former Vavenby Trails Society has been restored and renamed as the Vavenby Trails and Recreation Society with a newly formed committee.
This non-profit society will work towards more activities being held at the Vavenby Community Hall and within our community.
Our hall has had considerable upgrades done and needs to be more actively used. The society’s goals include getting community members involved and making Vavenby a vibrant community again.
As a society we have already applied for financial assistance from the TNRD director Carol Schaffer’s discretionary funds for the purchase of replacement supplies for the Vavenby Community Hall.
Following a lengthy discussion it was noted there is a lack of certain supplies needed by people who rent the hall for a family event or community members who organize a community event for food preparation and service. The application was approved and the funds should be available in a few weeks.
The society plans to reintroduce events that used to happen at our community hall, such as an Easter egg hunt, the Mother’s Day breakfast, the Father’s Day breakfast, and Christmas with Santa.
We already have members of the community who have revived the Halloween Party and who did a potluck Christmas dinner.
The new society is here to give assistance to those community members if required and to others who wish to put on events.
We are also here to do fundraising for our community. At times we may sponsor an event and will charge a nominal fee. All profits from these society-sponsored events will be donated back to the community.
We have been discussing what steps are required to clean up the walking trails above our refuse site so our residents can walk safely. This can only be accomplished if we get approval from Crown lands, which we are presently working on.
What do we need from you, the residents of Vavenby? We would like you to become members of our society. Our membership fee is only one dollar per year.
We would like residents of Vavenby to come forward with fundraising ideas and to support the functions sponsored by the committee.
Our first function will be a Valentine’s Day breakfast at the community hall on Sunday, Feb. 14. The cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for children ages six and under. For tickets, call Linda at 250-676-9578, Wendy at 250-676-9565, or Reita at 250-676-9265.
If you would care to become a member, please contact society chair Linda King at 250-676-9578 or vice-chair Wendy Pollard at 250-676-9565.
Vavenby Trails and Recreation Society