Enjoy a taste of Japan in C.B.S. and support disaster relief.
“We are working on a project to raise funds for the Red Cross Japanese Disaster Relief Fund,” says Terry Parsons, event organizer (and manager of Parsons and Sons Transportation Ltd.). “We are planning a Japanese Benefit Show at the S.S. Meigle Lounge in Seal Cove, with Nami Ohara, host of CHMR’s Japanese Music and Culture Show, as our hostess for the evening.”
The event takes place Friday, with doors opening at 7 p.m. View and bid on silent auction items from 8-9 p.m., while enjoying free samples of sushi and sake. From 9–10 p.m. it’s Jungle Jim’s Japanese Jeopardy Trivia Game, hosted by Mike Toy of Coast 101.1. And from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., take part in Spin ’n’ Win Karaoke, hosted by the CHMR disk jockey.
“The whole event is geared at being fun,” says Parsons. “Everyone has the opportunity to help the people of Japan and gets to go home with a little something.”
Donations will be accepted at the door, and sponsors will match all donations.
“Not only is this expected to be a fun-filled event, with lots of laughter, prizes and excitement,” says Parsons, “it will be an excellent opportunity to experience some Japanese popular culture first hand.”
Prizes and auction items are still being accepted; promotional items, gift certificates and/or merchandise are all needed and very welcome, as well as donation matching.
If you would like to help out, contact Terry Parsons at 689-4902.
Ride for Dad
Holy Spirit High School principal Scott Crocker is participating in the Motorcycle Ride for Dad again this year.
He hopes to personally raise $4,000 in pledges. Last year, he collected more than $3,500, and more than $2,500 his first year, for a total to date of over $6,000.
Crocker says friends have been, and continue to be, his inspiration.
“Too many men, young and older, are falling victim to prostate cancer, the most common cancer affecting Canadian men — one in seven,” he says.
“This is just one small way I can help. However, I need and want your support.”
This year’s local ride is sponsored by the Ride for Dad Avalon (St. John’s and Area) Chapter, and it occurs on Saturday, June 18. You can find details about the ride from the school webpage at www.hsh.k12.nf.ca, or link to Scott Crocker’s personal webpage at http://eventsonline.ca/events/ridefordad/pledgeprofile.php?id=JME2168363.
Food and books
On March 29, the First C.B.S. Cubs Scouts will be having representatives from both the Conception Bay South Literacy Society and the Conception Bay/Paradise Food Bank attend their Cub meeting. Cub leader Chris Lake says, “The Cubs have sold tickets on a quilt and pillow set, and they will be bringing non-perishable food items and some gently used books. We will be making a presentation to both groups.”
Trimesters: Massage Therapy Education provides courses for massage therapists and massage therapy students in pregnancy, labour support/doula training, massage therapy for infants and children, massage for higher risk pregnancies and hospital-based onsite perinatal massage therapy training.
One would normally have to travel to Ontario for such specialized training, but thanks to C.B.S.-based company Atlantic Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, a three-day trimesters training program called RMT Working with Infants and Children will be offered here from June 10-12.
For course registration information, contact business owner Kim Jackson or office manager Chrissy Smith by telephone at 834-5650 or by email at email@example.com.
Information about trimesters is found on the internet at www.trimesters.on.ca.
Karen Spencer welcomes your C.B.S. event information at 834-4151 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.