News Briefs for November 17

Evergreen Cremation Centre and Cowichan Valley Auto have teamed up to put their Christmas food drive into overdrive.

FoodDRIVE has wheels

Evergreen Cremation Centre and Cowichan Valley Auto have teamed up to put their Christmas food drive into overdrive.

They are offering to ‘give a sports car away for a weekend’ to people who drop off non-perishable items to Evergreen Cremation Centre at 17 Gatacre Street in Ladysmith before Dec. 15.

Items donated will go to the Ladysmith, Chemainus and Duncan food banks.

The high performance wheels, which can be picked up any time, will be available to the winning contributor over a weekend. “You pick up the car on Friday afternoon and return it Monday,” says a flyer.

Of course there are a couple of conditions. The winner has to be 25 or older and must possess a valid B.C. driver’s license. And off-Island is a no-go zone… and you have to give the keys back when you return the car.

For more information contact Kevin Owens at Evergreen Cremation Centre, 250-924-8484 or

Artists asked to join registry

BC artists ‘of all disciplines’ are being urged by the Alliance for Arts and Culture to sign onto a provincial registry, which will ‘help advance the province’s cultural sector through quality research and advocacy.’

To add your name go to and click on the link from their homepage to go to their online registration form.



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