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Community events in brief

Document shredding at the Lodge at Broadmead

The Lodge at Broadmead and Island Document Storage and Shredding is offering document shredding by donation on Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the lodge, 4579 Chatterton Way.

Donations will go toward seniors living in the public care facility.

Lecture held on planning for region’s future

The CRD and University of Victoria are presenting a lecture called Creating a Welcoming, Diverse and Sustainable Future.

The talk, from Caroline Andrews from the University of Ottawa, “highlight how we define goals for the places we live and the ways communities design processes to achieve these goals.”

The free lecture is in the David Lam auditorium, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

Give a hoot at Mill Hill park

The owls are hooting in Mill Hill Regional Park. Join a CRD parks naturalist to learn all about owl calls, find out about these famed night hunters and get to know B.C. owls. The guided walk is Feb. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot of Atkins Avenue.

Learn about owls at Swan Lake

Who glides silently, can turn their head almost completely around and can cough-up a wicked hairball?

Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary explores the wild world of owls through games, stories, crafts and hands-on exploration. Dissect an owl pellet and try a game of owl bingo. The event is Sunday, Feb. 24, noon to 3 p.m., by donation. For more call 250-479-0211 or see

Oak Bay rummage sale to help seniors

It’s time to clean out your closets for the Monterey Centre Rummage Sale. Donations of clean and useful items will be accepted in the Cedar Room of the Monterey centre from 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18 until Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. All items should be in good working order.

The Rummage Sale does not accept home baking, men’s clothing, large luggage, encyclopedias or broken items.

The sale is on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds go to the Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association.

Warm up with an event to clothe those in need

Two local clothiers will host a winter warm-up event Feb. 17 to raise funds and clothing.

Pretty Women Plus Size Consignment and Carrie’s Mother & Daughter Consignment are coming together for a clothing drive and hotdog sale to support the Victoria Cool Aid Society, Our Place and Ruth King elementary.

Items such as coats, sweaters, pants, toques, gloves and scarves will be sorted for distribution to those in need. Funds will go toward the school’s breakfast program.

The drive is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 at 694 Goldstream Ave.



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