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                        Issue #02

Show Your Civic Pride and Design A Town Flag

    This, as we all know, is an extraordinary community.  We have an incredible history and some of the most glorious geography in the world. There are a lot of reasons to be proud; Canada is, without a doubt, the greatest country in the world, and British Columbia is the "jewel" of Canada (Just ask anyone who lives here!)  We would like you  to think about what your home means to you, why you love BC, and the things about our town that keep us coming home.  Your challenge is to design a community flag or banner that reflects the inimitable spirit of our town and its people.
Entries will be numbered  and then judged by The Boston Bar/ North Bend Enhancement Society.  All entries will be displayed, after judging, for viewing, and the winning entry will be worked by a local crafter into an actual flag/banner, to be displayed in our Community Hall for all eternity. (............or until next contest!)

RULES ( Please read carefully)
1. Designs must be drawn on regular white 8 ½ X11 paper.
2  One entry per person.
3. Do Not write your name on your drawing. Your name and phone number,   
   must be included with your entry on a separate sheet of paper
4.  Please, no e-mail submissions.
5.  Entries must be received by March 1, 2002
6. Only residents of Boston Bar, North Bend and surrounding areas( Boothroyd and Anderson Creek) are eligible (contact this paper with any questions)
    This time not only do you get the glory and public acclaim of  being the winner, but you will celebrate your victory with two large pizzas courtesy of
                                      The Canyon Alpine Restaurant.
Submit all entries to: The Fraser Canyon Express, SS1 Boston Bar, BC, V0K 1C0


Notes from the Chair:
Another year has wound down for the Boston Bar / North Bend Enhancement Society.  The year 2001 saw another successful year with our Cap C drop-in program at Family Place.  The Christmas party was wonderful, and many children were excited with the visit from Santa.  (Thanks Mike!!  You looked cute....)  We too contributed to the Food Bank fund, and thank everyone in the community for the outpouring of support that we witnessed and have the pleasure of sharing with.  We ARE a great community.
    Figures from hall rentals and expenses aren't yet complete, however we expect that we've done much better this year with the help of fundraising and community donations to offset today's fuel costs and insurance coverage.  Thank you all for the wonderful support and understanding what it takes to keep this facility open for the community.  There will be some new changes for this year regarding hall rentals, and these will be addressed at the AGM in February.
    CN issues continue to keep the CN Station project in limbo, but we will present a fresh attack this year on deciding once and for all what is to be done.  We will be discussing this at our Annual General Meeting set for Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 pm at the Community Hall.  Please plan on marking this date on your calendars and helping to give Boston Bar a strong backing about this heritage building of ours that just can't sit any longer.  We should be proud of our station, not frustrated with it.  But we need more support and more voice.  You don't need a membership to attend monthly meetings, however membership with the Society is minimal ($5 per person) and entitles that person to vote on issues.
    Sadly, we experienced losing Gina Coutts from Family Place, to a new Vancouver Island community.  She has been a great leader and organizer for our family drop-in program, but we do wish her well in her new future endeavours.  We are starting off the new year with a new Community Liaison in Gina's place, and hope that all parents with tots (aged 0 - 6) will take advantage of this fully funded program.  It offers crafts, reading stories, cooking and baking, and numerous other delights for parents and little gaffers.  Drop in days are Mondays and Wednesdays, and calendars may be picked up just inside the post office that notes times and dates of activities.  Patti Beable-Cowley will be our new Liaison, and we wish her the best in her new position.
    In the past, we've experienced confusion with identifying the Family Place Drop in and Fraser Canyon Children's Centre as being the same programs.  Although they reside within the same building for practical and common reasons, the two programs are operated by entirely different businesses.  Family Place is operated under the guidance of the Enhancement Society, while the Children's Centre (commonly referred to as Playschool) is operated under a different business and renting space at Family Place.  This is only information to clarify to the community that these two operations ARE different.
    We congratulate Crystal Kimber on her remarkable little newspaper here and look forward to each and every issue.  Way to go, girl, we are proud.
    On a final note, PLEASE remember the upcoming AGM noted above. The more voices we have and the bigger vision we share, the more possible it becomes.  This community is full of gifted people and it's time we made our mark on the map here.  A new board for 2002 will be elected, and given the enthusiasm will lead a most remarkable year.  As chairperson of 2001, I will be stepping down as I have moves ahead shortly, but I thank this community for the blessing to be a part of it and for finding friends such as yourselves that I truly admire.  Be proud of this community, because it is definitely one to fight for!  Just remember, our community IS what we make it and we can do anything if we stick to it long enough.

With warmest regards,

Debbie O'Rourke
President
Boston Bar / North Bend Enhancement Society
YES!!! THE RUMOUR IS TRUE.
BOSTON BAR NOW HAS THEIR VERY OWN WATER STORE.
With the rising cost of living and the job situation in our town every saving helps!

QUESTION-WHAT SIZE BOTTLES DO YOU HAVE?
---8 Litre with carrying handle and tap. ( good size for your refrigerator)
---18.9 Litre with carrying handle that you can use for filling your refrigerator size or put on your water cooler.
QUESTION---IS IT THE SAME WATER AS WE ARE NOW GETTING DELIVERED?
---Yes, exactly.
QUESTION---IS THE COST THE SAME FOR THE 18.9 LITRE BOTTLE TO FILL?
---No-after you buy your bottles ( $11.00 + gst or $14.00 + gst plus a free fill with every bottle you buy, you then pay only $1.75 for the 8 litre and $3.50 for the 18.9 litre, no gst on the water.
QUESTION---I RENT MY WATER COOLER, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
---You can keep renting it
---You can buy one from Costco for approx the same price of your yearly rental
---You can buy one of our 8 litre models for your refrigerator or camper.
QUESTION---I AM DISABLED. I DON'T HAVE A VEHICLE, I CAN'T LIFT HEAVY BOTTLES, WHAT CAN I DO?
---Call us, there are solutions to every problem.
QUESTION---IF I HAVE EMPTY BOTTLES FROM ANOTHER COMPANY, WHAT DO I DO WITH THEM IF I WISH TO BUY YOUR WATER?
---You can leave them on your doorstep with a note for deposit return or call them for pick up.
---You can bring them with you when you BUY one of ours and we will return your deposit on Canadian Spring bottles only.
For any other questions, call us at 604-867-8800 or come visit us in person at Canyon Lanes




A WELCOME ADDITION TO LYTTON, OPENING SOON!!

A very attractive building near completion in Lytton will house the Village of Lytton offices, the Community Library, and the "All People's Gallery", a beautiful new art gallery and gift shop owned and operated by local residents Alice Munro and Georgia Lesley. Alice and Georgia are dedicated professionals focused on providing a first class environment to display and sell unique quality artwork created by people of diverse backgrounds. They say that they have realized through their own endeavours and involvement in the arts, that there are numerous artists within the community and surrounding areas who would benefit by the kind of exposure they are working to provide. Georgia has been a professional artist for over 15 years, mainly a painter of First Nations people and Canadian wildlife, and both Alice and Georgia have been directly involved in the promotion and selling of art and craft work for many years. Not only is their intent to attract visitors and tourists to Lytton and showcase the diverse nature of the arts in the area, but also for the pleasure of the local communities in the Fraser Canyon. They also plan to organize and provide evenings of entertainment in the Chamber Room, to showcase performing artists and musicians from various areas, that will coincide with opening nights for featured artists.
The Village of Lytton and the "All People's Gallery" are working together and welcome everyone to the opening day celebrations scheduled for Saturday March 9, 2002. They hope to include refreshments, displays, door prizes, and music. In the evening they are very pleased to have Caroline Mackay, singer, songwriter, recording artist, and harp musician from Westbank, performing in the Chamber Room.
Events for the opening day are still in the 'planning stage', so watch for more details and information in the next issue of THE FRASER CANYON EXPRESS.