Voices United choir helps Search and Rescue

As treasurer of Clearwater United Church, I got to write a cheque for $500.05 to the Wells Gray Search and Rescue group

Editor, The Times:

I am never too fond of writing big cheques but today it was a pleasure. First, it wasn’t my money, and secondly, it represents all that is fine about our valley. As treasurer of Clearwater United Church, I got to write a cheque for $500.05 to the Wells Gray Search and Rescue group.

The money is the proceeds from the Voices United Community Choir performance held Dec. 14 at the Baptist Church. Because they donate the performance space, and the Catholic congregation donates practice space and Clearwater United pays for all the associated costs of putting on a cantata, it means that every cent given for admission and the sale of DVDs is handed over to a deserving community group. This year we chose WGS&R, our neighbours who give so much of themselves when we need help.

Thank you, audience members for your generosity. Thank you, churches, for your support. Thank you singers for your beautiful voices.

We are a small congregation with a huge love of music. It is a joy to be able to continue giving this gift to the community.

Practices for the 2014 cantata will begin in October. If you, too, find joy in singing, please join us!

Mary Neathway

 

Clearwater United Church

 

 

Just Posted

Hockey Days in Clearwater have begun

There’s more stuff coming up, so check out the community events and North Thompson Sportsplex

UPDATE: Hwy. 5 open south of Blue River following ‘vehicle incident’

Social media reports say a semi-truck lost its load

This morning’s road conditions

Watch for slippery sections on much of Highway 5

Editor, The Times:

District of Clearwater invites local organizations to participate in Hockey Days

Playing Pickleball could be your New Years resolution

Pickleball is instrumental in helping with both physical and mental health

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

Lineup is full of new faces after the organization parted ways with 18 players over the off-season

Most Read