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Elphinstone Chronicles: Winter Social coming up Sunday

Potluck style party to be held at Chaster House
Everyone is invited to a potluck-style Winter Social at Chaster House on Jan. 21, hosted by the ECA.

Ever want to know the people in your neighbourhood a little better? Not only is it important during emergencies, it’s also important to know you can still borrow a cup of sugar if need be. Start the new year off by meeting familiar faces and catching up on news in your area at the Elphinstone Community Association Winter Social. This potluck-style party will be held at the fabulous Chaster House, located right across from Bonniebrook Lodge, this Sunday, Jan. 21 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. It’s a fun, free event that anyone is welcome to join. Pack something to eat and something to share, your favourite beverages, and your own plates and cutlery. 

The Elphinstone Community Association is excited for the speakers that are lined up for the general meetings this spring. On Feb. 21, come meet Chris Basil from the Sunshine Coast Farmer’s Institute. On March 20 they have Andy Maycock here to speak from GPR Canada on the usefulness of ground penetrating radar technology. At the AGM on April 17, Elphinstone Aggregates, of Fiedler Bros Contracting will be coming in for a talk, and on May 15, the always engaging Kelly Foley of Cover the Coast Alliance for Affordable Housing will have a presentation for us. General meetings are open for everyone to attend and are held the third Wednesday of the month at Frank West Hall. If you are a resident of Area E, you’ve got to give these meetings a try. They are a great intro into local politics and a charming way to learn about your community. 

Driving through the neighbourhoods of Area E, I’m still seeing a lot of Christmas trees through the windows. If and when you’re finished procrastinating the inevitable and looking to dispose of your tree, the SCRD’s Green Waste Drop Off Depot at 915 Henry Road will take care of them for you. 

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