Nanaimo & Area Land Trust is hosting two All Candidates Forums focussing on the topic of environmental sustainability in the Regional District of Nananimo.
The forum for candidates running in the City of Nanaimo’s 2008 Municipal Election will be taking place in the Ballroom of the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo. Wednesday, October 29th 2008 7:00 PM
The forum for candidates running in all other jurisdictions in the RDN will be taking place in the Costin Hall in Lantzville. Thursday, October 30th 2008 7:00 PM
If you’re a South Ender (or a former one), you may be interested in attending Gino Sedola’s Celebration of Life on Sunday October 26 from 1:30 to 4:30. I’ve cut and pasted the obit from the Nanaimo Daily News, since linking to this article wasn’t very easy.
GINO SEDOLA Freeman of the City, Retired Teacher, Former Alderman and Past Chairman of the Nanaimo Harbour Commission. On October 9th, after living an extraordinary life, Gino Sedola passed away peacefully while holding the hand of his loving wife, Leona Trimble. Predeceased by 1st wife Elaine; mother Christina and father Angelo. Survived by his brother Fred and family; and by his “brother by choice ”, Alvin Gallazin. Dearly loved and sadly missed by his children Paul, Anne, Janine and their families; and Leona’s children, Trish, David, Sharon, Karen, Art and their families, including numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many cherished friends. Gino was a member of more than 25 committees including founding member and original director of the Nanaimo Museum Society. A Celebration of Life will be held at the New Nanaimo Museum. 101 Gordon St, on October 26th 1:30 – 4:30p.m. 147824
Gino really was the voice of/for the South End, and our leader (of sorts). He will be sorely missed.
Nanaimo Working Group
invites you to attend
“Streets to Homes”
Please join us on Thursday, October 16, 2008 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm in the Dodd Narrows Room (Vancouver Island Conference Centre – 101 Gordon Street).
There are ways of providing homes for the homeless and Toronto has found a way. Come and hear how we in Nanaimo can apply this model!
Iain de Jong – keynote speaker – is the Manager of the Streets to Homes Program in Toronto. He and his team are responsible for finding approximately 1,200 homes for Toronto’s homeless since 2005.
The Streets to Homes program is nationally and internationally recognized as a best practice and is the recipient of numerous awards for both the substance and quality of the program in the areas of housing, health and public policy.
Iain has worked on housing and homelessness issues for the City of Toronto for the past seven years, and prior to that worked in the non-governmental, non-profit and private sector. In addition to Iain’s work with the City of Toronto, he is a part-time faculty member in the Graduate Planning Program at York University, specializing in community planning and social policy.
Panel – Peter Birze, Diane Brennan, John Horn,
Iain de Jong, and a neighbour of a social housing project
RSVP – Cheryl or Rosemary, NRJHS 250.754.1266