Well On The Way Newsletter (Current Community Resources) - March/April 2017 Edition
South Cariboo Community Planning Council
Looking for general information, events and services available in 100 Mile House? The South Cariboo Community Planning Council is in place to help you and the community stay connected! For more information or to request a copy of the latest newsletter please call 250-395-5642, or e-mail Marna Forsyth at email@example.com
COME VISIT US AT THE VISITOR CENTRE!
Whether you are a local resident looking for information for your next holiday or just visiting 100 Mile House, be sure to stop in and meet our friendly staff at the Information Centre located on Highway 97. From maps, books and souvenirs they have just about everything you will need to prepare yourself for your next British Columbia holiday. Just look for the worlds largest cross country skis!
Winter hours of operation are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Summer hours will start May 16th and will be 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday to Sunday.
Photo courtesy of Chris Harris Photography
P.O. Box 340
155 Airport Road
100 Mile House, BC
Tel. (250) 395-5353
Fax. (250) 395-4085
The Age Friendly Society of the South Cariboo
The Age Friendly Society of the South Cariboo is a registered BC Society with the purpose of “supporting people to age safely, enjoy wellness and to continue to live and participate fully in their communities”.
Our work is guided by a steering committee who have varied interests and live in communities across the South Cariboo.
Age Friendly holds regular events such as gatherings with guest presenters, forums to focus on issues of importance to local residents aged 55+ (and their families, friends and neighbours) and an annual Seniors’ Resource Fair (as funding is secured).
Watch the 100 Mile House Free Press and local bulletin boards across the region for posters and ads for upcoming events.
You can also request your name be added to our regular “Age Friendly contact list”.
For further information please contact: Lea Smirfitt 250 791 6406, Ralph Fossum 250 395 4375, or Barbara Perrey 250 395 0167
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
South Cariboo Sustainability Society
Going Green with Sustainable Living News & Solutions in 100 Mile House
The South Cariboo Sustainability Society has been providing sustainable living solutions through Leadership and Advocacy in Sustainable practices in the 100 Mile House Area of British Columbia since 2008. We recognize that our society and economies are dependent upon a healthy environment. For more information please visit http://www.southcariboosustainability.com
The South Cariboo Food Security Committee was established in December 2013 following concerns regarding the lack of food security in the South Cariboo raised at the South Cariboo Community Planning Council and by community and social services organizations.
Since that time the Committee has been meeting monthly and has greatly increased the awareness and support of the South Cariboo community.
The vision of the of the South Cariboo Food Security Committee
“Everyone has access daily to a nutritious respectful source of food”
“Food producers are supported to be the primary source of food for the South Cariboo”
Achievements of the Food Security Committee in partnership with organizations in the South Cariboo including the Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre have included:
- Development of an email group of interested community leaders and community members
- Direct reporting to the Joint Committee (CRD and 100 Mile District) – including three presentations profiling food security and one focused on healthy communities
- Information Sharing and Coordination of local food security organizations
- Food Security Brochure (see attached brochure – 3rd revision)
- Share a Meal Program
- Help the Hungry – Summer food drive
- Birch Avenue Community Garden
- Food Security Articles in the Free Press
- Gleaning Event
- Frozen Meal Program
- Community Food Assessment Surveys and Focus Groups
- Draft South Cariboo Food Policy and Food Sovereignty Plan
Anyone interested in learning more about the work of the South Cariboo Food Security Committee is encouraged to contact Lisa De Paoli, Chair at 1-250-395-5155 or email@example.com
Reducing unnecessary energy can save you money and more money stays in the community. Reducing natural gas usage can also result in improved air quality . To learn more about how to reduce your energy consumption, save money, and find out about current incentive programs, check out:
BC Hydro Power Smart website: http://www.bchydro.com/powersmart.html
Save on home upgrades
The Home Energy Rebate Offer gives homeowners incentives for home energy upgrades completed by March 31, 2015. Incentives are available for insulation, draftproofing, ventilation, heat pumps, water heaters and much more.
Improve your home's energy efficiency for valuable rebates
The Home Energy Rebate Offer is provided in partnership by BC Hydro Power Smart and FortisBC1. A wide variety of incentives help make it easy for you to reduce ongoing energy costs and improve the comfort of your home.
BC Hydro Residential Rebates!: http://www.bchydro.com/powersmart/residential/rebates_savings/home-energy-rebate-offer.html?WT.mc_id=rd_homerebates
FortisBC Gas Saving Energy website: http://www.fortisbc.com/NaturalGas/Homes/SavingEnergy/Pages/default.aspx
South Cariboo Health Foundation
The South Cariboo Health Foundation was created in 2002 to support local community health facilities and health projects and to ensure that money raised or donated in our area remains in our community. The Foundation carries on its activities exclusively through public donations. The Board of Directors of the Foundation are all volunteers and residents of the South Cariboo.
They are committed to developing & maintaining high quality health care facilities to serve our local area. You can make a difference by supporting the South Cariboo Health Foundation. Please visit our web site www.southcariboohealth.com for further information.
100 Mile House Lodge & Conference Centre - A place in history, a place for your special event!
If you are interested in reserving the Valley Room, Martin Exeter Hall or the Community Kitchen please contact the Visitor Information Center at 250-395-5353. If you use music, live or recorded, in your business or for your event, please visit www.socan.ca for licensing information as it is Federal Copyright Law.
100 Mile House Mural Society
As well as being a local project, we are striving to become a significant contributor to the B.C. Wide 2010 Mural Historical Highways Project; a project that communities situated along the province’s major highways will join.
With travelers from all over the world anticipated to attend the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, our town mural project will be well established and provide tourists the opportunity to come into our community, boost our economy and see the pride with which we celebrate our pioneer history.
To learn more about how you can help paint the town please visit www.100milemurals.com
Northern Development Initiative Trust - Check out some of the economic success stories in 100 Mile House.
Northern Development Initiative Trust exists to serve the communities of central and northern British Columbia. Since 2005, they have been providing critical grant, loan and capacity building programs to strengthen municipalities, First Nations, Regional Districts, non-profits and businesses throughout the north. Their programs provide funding or support for business development, supply chain financing, community hall and recreation facility upgrades, economic diversification infrastructure and grant writing support, among other things.