Community Leadership

Tofino Brownie unit leaders April Thompson, right, and Alabama Chevrier teach youth Sasha, Kira, Bryna, Leni, Ryley, and Raphaele about bees during their regular Monday night sitting circle in the Tofino Legion basement Longstanding Girl Guide volunteer Jeanette Martinolich listens in the back. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino Girl Guides celebrate 100 year milestone

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Tofino Girl Guides. Young…

 

Sarah Robinson’s spirit lives on in the newly formed Sarah Robinson Foundation. (Carlos Mack photo)

Sarah Robinson Foundation carries on the work of departed Indigenous women’s advocate

A fundraiser in Vancouver on Aug. 7, Sarah’s 36th birthday, helps the charity take flight

 

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

 

Ucluelet fire chief Rick Geddes and deputy chief Mark Fortune present veteran firefighter Dave Ennis with a special plaque to commemorate his many years of service to the volunteer brigade. (Mark Boysen photo)

Community heroes retire in Ucluelet

Firefighters Dave Ennis and Alan Anderson retire

Ucluelet fire chief Rick Geddes and deputy chief Mark Fortune present veteran firefighter Dave Ennis with a special plaque to commemorate his many years of service to the volunteer brigade. (Mark Boysen photo)
A fun group shot of the 2019-2020 LVI participants at their virtual graduation ceremony on June 11. (Submitted photo)

Leadership Vancouver Island students honoured with virtual ‘Gradzoomation’ ceremony

Grass-roots leadership program focused on community-building and reconciliation

A fun group shot of the 2019-2020 LVI participants at their virtual graduation ceremony on June 11. (Submitted photo)
Skills that can be shared virtually, like knitting or cedar weaving, are an excellent fit for R-NSG. (Submitted photo)

CBT launches new small grant initiative

Grants up to $500 for ideas that bring communities together

Skills that can be shared virtually, like knitting or cedar weaving, are an excellent fit for R-NSG. (Submitted photo)
Talia Corlazzoli and Matteo Ludlow bond a nameplate to one of the new cement crosses at the Ucluelet Cemetery with help from District staff Wanda McAvoy. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Youth lead Ucluelet Cemetery nameplate project

Students navigate maps and scour local archives over three years to honour deceased.

Talia Corlazzoli and Matteo Ludlow bond a nameplate to one of the new cement crosses at the Ucluelet Cemetery with help from District staff Wanda McAvoy. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
From left, Abby Fortune, Ricardo Manmohan, Tofino mayor Josie Osborne, Brooke Wood, and Lee McNamee celebrate the success of past Leadership Vancouver Island journeys on July 23 at the CBT office. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Applications open for West Coast Leadership Vancouver Island course

“I encourage people to step up and take a more leadership role.”

From left, Abby Fortune, Ricardo Manmohan, Tofino mayor Josie Osborne, Brooke Wood, and Lee McNamee celebrate the success of past Leadership Vancouver Island journeys on July 23 at the CBT office. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)