An open letter to the school trustees of New Westminster:
West End elementary students won't be asked to put away their clarinets and saxophones just yet after the New Westminster school board voted unanimously to keep the band program at the May 21 board meeting.
Re: "District updates inclusion policy review," News, April 9.
Librarian cuts are not devastating [Librarian cuts devastating, May 17 Letters, TIMES].
We are students at High Hopes Preschool at Hawthorne Park in Ladner. All of us, as concerned citizens, are discussing Delta's recycling program.
Heritage buildings are not just local landmarks, they represent history, while adding character to neighbourhoods.
Better breathers May 16, the Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Share information, education and support with others living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or asthma.
Your article [Board keeps high school libraries open, April 28, TIMES] is misleading, and does not acknowledge the cuts to secondary school libraries.
Todd Hauptman [Polak's campaign manager quits, May 9, Langley Advance] was a teen and possibly politically out of touch when Mary Polak chaired Surrey School Board. An issue arose in 1997 that ran to at least 2002. She was chair when the board voted 4-2 to censor its teachers.
NORTH Vancouver City Library has launched a new program to help preschoolers get ready for learning.
The 1st Tsawwassen Guides recently completed an international service project to collect used prescription eyeglasses for donation to Third World countries.
King George secondary school honours student Rita Steele is this year's recipient of the Danielle Horwitz Social Justice Award. Steele is the vice-president of Vancouver District Student Council and helped launch the Let's Talk About It campaign and youth forum following the 2011 Stanley Cup riot. In her spare time, she volunteered with citizenU, a youth antidiscrimination organization, and Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada, and also helped organize an initiative to establish student representatives on school boards across the province. Mayor Robertson will hand out the award, which comes with $12,000 towards her tuition next fall as a first-year science student at UBC, at a special ceremony June 18.
Genealogists meet May 14, the Abbotsford Genealogy Society holds its monthly meeting at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way at 6: 30 p.m. All are welcome. See www.abbygs.ca.
Among the 2013 Muse Awards recipients on April 23 in Mission was the Footprint Press, a locally produced magazine that focuses on environmental issues. In the Outstanding Arts Advocates category, it received the environmental advocate award.
Six youth from Burnaby received bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards on April 27 at the local Ismaili Centre.
The board of education opposed a plan by district staff to cut the band programs in west side schools until a new middle school is built in the area.
Friends of the Terry Fox Library hosts a book sale at the library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds go toward library programming, equipment and furniture. Info: 604-927-7999.
Like so many plans both awesome and disastrous, the idea for this year's Ved-der middle school theatre production was hatched at a middle school girls' sleepover.
Hawthorne Elementary students will be treated to a visit from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's maestro next week as part of the VSO's Connects program.