Service Opportunities February 11th

With the gorgeous new News site, we have a new format for showing you service opportunities. So here goes:

This week we have some SMUS-sponsored activities (transport and chaperone included) as well as some you pursue on your own. As always, please talk to Mrs. Parker if you need help making any connections.

KensingtonOnce again we are going to the Kensington Seniors’ Home this Saturday February 13th from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Activities include games, a few students may be helping in the library, a social tea to get to know everyone, a few games on the iPads, playing games on Wii and just visiting and chatting with the residents. The options are endless. We will have transportation and a chaperone, so all you need to do is show up with your enthusiasm! Please let Mrs. Parker know if you are interested in coming along.


11Volunteer at the Senior School Library Book Sale! They need help on:
-Wednesday February 17th with set up – any time during the school day
-Thursday February 18th selling books – shifts anytime between 7:30 am and 7:00 pm
-Friday February 19th selling books – shifts anytime between 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
-Sunday February 21st with packing up leftover books – shifts anytime between 12:00 noon and 9:00 pm.
Please drop by the library to sign up.


IMG_2188HELP REMOVE INVASIVE CARPET BURWEED, IVY AND DAPHNE. Bring your friends, family, loppers, pruners and gloves to help the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystems of Uplands Park! No experience needed and tools will be provided for those in need. No need to RSVP, just show up! Refreshments for all. Saturday, February 20th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more information contact Margaret at


coldestThe Mustard Seed is gearing up for the Coldest Night of the Year Fund Raising Walk and would love to have you join them! Help raise awareness around the work The Mustard Seed does and support the essential programs aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty in Victoria. The walk happens on Saturday, February 20th at Ogden Point, Dallas Road at 5:00 pm.

How To Get Involved:
1. Select a Team Captain 
Anyone can fill this role. Team Captains rally the troops, help walkers get registered and keep everyone connected and informed. They have allot of FUN doing it too!

2. Sign Up Your Friends to do the Walk!
Get as many people as you can to join

3. Register Your Team
Head to to register. Your Walkers register under your team. Easy!

4. Encourage Pledges
While minimum entry is $25 encourage walkers to collect pledges from family, friends and work colleagues. There are multiple tools on-line to help you do this.

5. Use Helpful Tools to Get The Word Out
Call or email Kelcy at if you would like posters, bookmarks and other printed material.

6. Show Up & Walk
Saturday, February 20th. Rally pledges, then bring the cash and cheques down on the day and WALK with your Team! Have FUN at this truly community-orientated event!


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