Maple Ridge Christmas Festival Committee is hosting its first Ladies Shopping Fundraiser Event this Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Maple Ridge seniors centre. All proceeds from table rentals, the $2 admission, a 50/50 draw, and a door prize will go towards Christmas in the Park and the Santa Claus parade.
Shoppers will be able to browse at vendors' tables including Art Knapp, Avon, Epicure, Elite Essentials, NV Creations, Mary Kay, Arbonne, The Gift Box Boutique, Body by Vi, Hanky Panky, and Andrea Walker Photography.
At 3 p.m. there will be a fashion show. And Trendsetters Metal will be on hand to give people a chance to trade in their old silver and gold for cash.
For more information visit www.mapleridgechristmas.ca. The seniors' centre is at 12150 224th St.
OXYGEN CELEBRATES WITH BALLS
Oxygen Yoga & Fitness is raising money and awareness for prostate cancer, and Nov. 30 is moustache and balls day. All the classes will use medicine balls during yoga and fitness classes, and everyone will be wearing a moustache.
Oxygen is promoting healthy lifestyles and fitness in the community, and in honour of Movember, will match all proceeds raised by members.
For more information visit www.oxygentraining.ca.
KUDOS FOR LOCAL MAN
ongratulations are in order for Mike Killacky.
C The Maple Ridge resident was recently recognized with a professional achievement award at the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia 24th annual Technology Awards and Recognition Celebration. (That's a mouthful!)
Killacky has grown from a pen-and-ink draftsman and surveyor into a planning work leader. He manages a department of 42 planners and surveyors, responsible for designing, estimating, and scheduling additions within the FortisBC gas distribution system. Way to go, Mike!
THRIFTY'S PROVIDES FRESH FOOD
Thrifty Foods annual Food For Families food drive began recently with a goal to provide fresh food to 16 food banks including the Friends In Need Food Bank.
The program provides customers with the option of adding a $5, $10, or $20 Food For Families gift voucher to their grocery order, funds that are then transformed into fresh groceries for those in need in the community.
In 2011, the Food For Families fundraiser provided $206,000 to local food banks and has provided more than $800,000 since the program began.
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