Dec. 16 Community Briefs

Dec. 16 community briefs: Christmas events in Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake, free coding for youth, B.C. Community Achievement Award

December festivities

On Dec. 19 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Vanderhoof’s churches will be hosting a Christmas Festival at Riverside Park, including a live presentation of the nativity and Christmas story.

On Dec. 23 in the Fraser Lake Arena, a family social and dance will take place at 4 p.m., followed by the fifth annual charity hockey game at 7 p.m.

 

2016 local arts festival

Online registration for the 38th annual Festival of the Performing Arts is taking place until Jan. 11.

From March 7 to 20 in 2016, the festival includes speech arts, strings, and piano: Categories for entries are listed under “Syllabus” www.musicfestivalweb/nechako and print copies are available for pickup at the Vanderhoof Library and Woody’s Bakery.

Late fees would be added to entries submitted after Jan. 11 until Jan. 22, and no entries would be accepted after that date.

 

Provincial community achievement award 2016

The British Columbia Achievement Foundation is now calling for nominations for its annual award for community achievement.

Nominees will have made a contribution in any area that provides a benefit to the community – either as a volunteer or in the course of their work.  These include, but are not limited to, arts and culture, sports and recreation, multiculturalism, environment, healthcare, education, civic duty, business, community volunteerism, philanthropy, and youth or seniors’ leadership.

Submissions can be made online at: www.bcachievement.com/community and deadline is on Jan. 15, 2016.

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