The Daily Buzz

October 17th, 2019

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October 17th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10:51 AM

October 17th, 2019


Come support the Jr. Boys Volleyball team as they host their only home game of the season this afternoon! Games against Claremont and Belmont start at 4pm in the big gym. Go Stingers!

Interested in joining a student committee looking at health and wellness?  Come to the counselling area Friday at lunch, or see Ms Koenig for more information

Photo Retake Day – Oct. 28 - Photo retake day is MONDAY October 28 in block 1, if you missed the first photo day, or if you want a new photo taken. If you want retakes, you must return your complete original package (and I.D. card) to the photographer at the time of retakes.  Purchasing photos is optional, but all students in all grades need to have school photos taken, for school identification purposes (grade 12’s too - even if you are having grad photos taken).


Reminder to those students interested in Jr Boys basketball ... tryouts start this Friday after school. Any questions, please see Mr Braun. 


BOOK CLUB: Book club will be in room 114 today at lunch. Come have some snacks and tea while we talk about our favourite books.


House of Commons Page Program  - The recruitment campaign for the 2020-2021 academic year for the House of Commons Page Program is on now through November 11, 2019. Join the House of Commons Page Program and work at the heart of Canada’s democracy with students from across the country. You must: Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, Be bilingual, Be enrolled in first-year studies at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region, Have a school average of 80% . Check out the House of Commons Page Program and apply online   Closing date is November 11, 2019


HighTechU is an innovative learning community & skills incubator for high-school-aged youth to make connections, build professional skills, and explore diverse education and career pathways related to technology.Skills Academy is delivered over 7-weekends in the winter, spring and summer terms on-campus at UVic, Academy students gain practical experience in teams while building professional skills that are critical for future education and career pathways.

February 1-March 14, 2020 Software EngineeringSaturdays10 am – 4 pm

March 28-May 16, 2020 Software EngineeringSaturdays10 am – 4 pm
July 6 – July 17, 2020 Computer EngineeringMon-Fri10 am – 4 pm

For information on HighTech U visit:   Please submit your application as a single PDF file by email to:    Deadline: 11:59 pm on November 18, 2019

Food Safe Level 1 - Friday Oct. 25Th, 8:30 am –4:30 pm @ SHOAL Centre in Sidney, 10030 Resthaven Drive.  Cost is $50.00 - Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted. Food Safe is useful for anyone working in the food service, food retail, or food processing industries. You will learn how to handle food safely in order to prevent food from being contaminated.

Alert First Aid With CPR "C" & AED - Saturday, November 22, 2019 -8:30 am to 4:00 pm @ SHOAL Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive. Cost is $50.00 -Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted. This fun, interactive, and comprehensive 8-hour course trains people how to react & improvise during life threatening emergencies. This course meets the Adult & Child Licensing Guidelines.


The SHOAL Centre Bridge Club Dinner and Banquet is being held on December 4, Volunteers Needed!! Students who are looking for serving and or banquet experience or just wanting to get in the Christmas spirit will love this event on Wednesday, December 4!For more information contact Sara at or 250-656-5537

Sidney Sparkles Parade (December 1 - Volunteer Opportunity)
Beacon Community Services is going to be in the Parade! They need students to help decorate the truck and walk in the parade! If interested, contact Sara at or 250-656-5537

SHOAL Christmas Craft Fair -   November 16th – 10:00-2:00 -  4 Volunteers needed
Help out by serving coffee and cookies to patrons during the event plus work the YEP table wrapping gifts as a fundraiser.  Contact Sara @ slawton@beaconcs.caor call 250-656-5537

Lions Club do Breakfast with Santa (Volunteer Opportunity)- Mary Winspear Centre, November 30th -
Put on our Santa hats, the Lions cook the food and we serve it to the bright eyed young families who come to sit on Santa’s knee and tell him all about their wishes for this Christmas!  For more information on how to help with this fun event, contact Sara at or 250-656-5537


Can you Help this SHOAL Centre resident transcribe excerpts from a book into his computer. There will be approximately 10 to 15 “pages” of words once the job is complete. Approximately 2-3 hours @ $15.00/Hour.  Contact Sara at: slawton@beaconcs.caor call 778-426-8767.

Arbutus Grove Nursery Ltd. is looking for a Seasonal Nursery Worker to help package our trees for shipments:

  • Starts November 2019 - Ends February 2020

  • Schedule is Monday to Friday 4pm to 7pm

  • Optional Saturdays may also be available

  • Starting wage is $13.85 an hour with incremental increases based on hours worked.

Contact Amanda Watson at P:(250) 656-4162 | C:(209) 224-7256

Pharmasave in Sidney is looking for Cashiers and a Customer Service Rep in the Cosmetic Department. If you have an interest in Makeup and Beauty, this is a perfect part time job for you!  Part time, evenings and weekends - $13.85 to start.  Apply in person with your resume and ask for Bob!

GRAD 2020

POINSETTIA PLANT FUND RAISER: Grads do you want to decrease your Grad Activity fees this year? Grad Poinsettia fundraiser order forms are now available on the Grad Board in the main foyer! Forms are due back Monday, November 18th, 2019.

BOTTLE DRIVE FOR GRAD 2020: The next Grad bottle drive is next Saturday, October 26th  from 9:00am - 12:00pm to raise money for the After Grad 2020. The Bottle Drive schedule co-insides with the Community Recycling and soft plastics drop-off at Stelly’s each month.


Vancouver Day Trip - November 13th - Registration forms are now available in the International Office for International Students interested in going on the Vancouver Day Trip Excursion scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The Cost is $85.00 which includes Admission to Capilano Bridge and FlyOver Canada, Ferry and Bus Transportation. Completed forms are due by Tuesday, October 29 or until the buses are full, whichever comes first.


The Peninsula Youth Clinic in  Sidney is open today and every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand.