Curious about adult education? A guest speaker from the Vancouver School Board will be at the Metrotown library branch on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 6: 45 to 7: 45 p.m. The talk will focus on high school courses for adults, upgrading, academic classes, eligibility and registration. To register, call 6044365400 or go online: www. bpl.bc.ca/events. The Bob Prittie Metrotown library branch is at 6100 Willingdon Ave.
Speaking of libraries, Julia Nelson (Burnaby's teen services librarian) sent us a note on a summer photo contest for teens. The first place winner gets a $50 gift certificate, while second and third spots get $25 gift certificates. Photos can be shot with cameras, cell phones or web cams and submitted by Aug. 31. The Burnaby Photographic Society will judge the contest, and winners will be announced in September.
You can email your photo entry (send to julia. email@example.com) or drop it off at any library branch, but you must include an entry form. Go to www. bpl.bc.ca/teens/teenphoto-contest to download an entry form.
A Burnaby group that helps people with developmental disabilities got a financial boost from a fundraising golf tournament recently.
The Western Potash Golf Tournament raised $12,000 for the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion. BACI is a grassroots, nonprofit organization that has been helping people with developmental disabilities for more than five decades. For more, visit www. gobaci.com.
Scotiabank has raised the bar for donations to Burnaby's annual Wine, Food and Music Festival with a $5,000 cheque. The donation is the highest cash sponsor to date, according to organizer Gloria
Tom Wing Staudt. The Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown organized the festival in partnership with Lougheed Town Centre.
About 700 people came to this year's festival, which raised $21,500. The South Burnaby Neighbourhood House was the major recipient. Funding also went to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation and Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Over the past 10 years, the annual festival has raised roughly $200,000 for various causes.
We've got another book from the Second Story Press, as part of the Women's Hall of Fame series. The feministinspired series features prominent women trailblazers and is targeted to young readers. Jill Bryant's Dazzling Women Designers includes females working in architecture, city planning, fashion and industrial design. The first person to email me with Dazzling Women Designers in the subject line gets the book, but you must pick it up at our offices.
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