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Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Canada, V4R 1X2

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  GAZETTE for THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015 

  

SCHOOL NEWS

 

OUR SCHOOL OFFICE will only be open on Thursday June 25 until 11:30 am. All staff will be in a meeting and will be unavailable after that time.

 

Friday, June 26 is a scheduled school closure.

 

OPPORTUNITIES / WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Maple Ridge Downtown Business Initiative Association need volunteers for these summer events: Canada Day Summer Market, Movie in the Park, Artists in the Park Community Garage Sale, Doggie Days of Summer and the Food Bank Summer Market. For more information or to sign up, please email Sonya@downtownmapleridge.ca.

 

3 on 3 Ball Hockey Tournament Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Youth Services Invites Youth 13Y-18Y to be part of the Canada Day Classic with a 3 on 3 Ball Hockey Tournament on Wednesday, July 1st  10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Greg Moore Youth Centre  11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge. The cost is $5 per person. E-mail Rich Bosma at rbosma@mapleridge

 

The Odeum Theatre Society and Theatre in the Country are co-producing a summer camp for youth from June 29th-July 18th. If you are interested in participating, go to www.theatreinthecountry.com or email Rayne Beveridge at raynebeveridge@hotmail.com. The cost is $350.00 (bursaries are available).

 

Science World Teen Events is taking place on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This event is free for ages 13 to 18. Help celebrate the end of another school year. Explore all of Science World’s galleries with your friends, including their new feature exhibition. Please register at: http://www.scienceworld.ca/teen?utm_campaign=HSWECindysreJuneSWEET&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ConfirmedHSWECindysList

ARMS is hosting 5 weeks of day-camps this summer at the Rivers Heritage Centre beside Allco Park. Their camps are themed and engage children by bringing their favorite virtual games to life outdoors, including Minecraft, Supermario, SPORE, and Pokemon. They are in need of 5-10 volunteers per week of camp between age 15 and 19. Each student who volunteers will gain 30 hours of volunteer work per week. Students can opt to volunteer for one or more camps, which run Monday to Friday from 9am – 2pm. For more information please contact Emily Gutenberg at 604 467-6401 or email voluncomm@alouetteriver.org.

 

Volunteering or Working this summer? Any students who know that they will be volunteering over the summer or have a summer job; please see Ms. Lemieux next week as you may be able to receive course credit for work / volunteer hours you are already planning on participating in.

Big Brothers Big Sisters are looking for Teen Mentors. Mentors are matched with elementary or middle school students in nearby schools for the purpose of forming a shared friendship. Meetings will take place one hour per week throughout the school year. If interested please contact Cassie Silva at 604 820-3337 or email cassie.silva@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

Pedalheads Bike Camps are looking for volunteers to help out this summer. They are asking for a one week commitment. To apply students must go to: http://www.pedalheads.com/About/pedalheads®-summer-junior-instructor-application

Red Cross Babysitting Course: Ridge Meadows College is offering the Red Cross Babysitting course in July for children 11 and over. To register, contact Ridge Meadows College at 604-466-6555 (ext. 203) or email rmc@sd42.ca

The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest is looking for volunteers from July 13 to August 2.  In addition to the jobs described online, they are looking for two or more french speaking students who are interested in volunteering in a bilingual kids storytelling, costume parade feature.  For further information please contact the Country Fest office by phone at 604 463-6922 or email at lorraine@mrpmcountryfest.com. For application forms and job descriptions please visit https://gsscareercentre.wordpress.com/work-experience-opportunities/.

NFTR (North Fraser Therapeutic Riding) is looking for youth to join the program. The volunteers will assist in the riding ring, helping with the riders as well as stable duties of grooming and tacking. This position enables students to achieve their work placement hours as well as learn about people living with a disability. For more info, please visit www.nftra.ca or to apply please visit: http://nftrarides.wordpress.com

Volunteers needed for soccer summer camps in Maple Ridge and Coquitlam. For details please call 1-800-427-0536 and to apply please visit: www.royalsoccer.com.

Girls Can Too:  12-14yrs or 15-18yrs.   Cost: $70

Sundays through July and August, 3-5pm. Activities will include stand up paddling, rock climbing, skateboarding, weight training, Grouse Grind and some work around ‘self’. Registration now open. This program will be able to be covered by Jumpstart. There will be a registration package for girls and guardians to fill out ahead of time.

 

Spring into Summer Learning! Summer School will be held at Thomas Haney from July 3 – July 24. Spring /Summer on-line learning is also available from May 1 – July 23.  Please drop into the Counselling office to check out the courses available and registration deadlines.

 

GRADS

 

KPU Programs that are still accepting application for the Fall 2015: Health Care Assistant Certificate, Foundations in Design Certificate, Bachelor of Product Design Certificate, Bachelor of Fashion and Technology, Environmental Protection Technology, Public Safety Communications: Certificate, Brewery and Brewery Operations, Legal Administrative Studies, Public Relations, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design.

 

KPU 2 Day Transition Program for New Students: August 26 & 27. This two day preparation program is geared to give you the information you need to successfully transition into university studies. For more information please call 604 599 2437, email tlcsurrey@kpu.ca or visit: http://www.kpu.ca/itsaboutu

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

4H Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction – 4 at $20,000. Criteria: Demonstrate high level of involvement within 4-H and their community. The online application is at http://apply.4-h-canada.ca. Deadline to apply is: July 3, 2015.

Basilicata Cultural Society of Canada Scholarship – 2 at $2,000. Criteria: The applicant or a family member must originally be from Basilicata. Deadline to apply is: November 21, 2015. Website is: http://www.basilicatacultural.ca/main/index.php/scholarships.

Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship – $1,250 (variable number of awards). Criteria: Must have a high school grade of at least 75% and must maintain a GPA of 3.0. Also must have a commitment to pursue a career in the printing industry (includes management, estimating, pre-press, press, sales etc. Website is http://www.printscholarships.ca/en/scholarships/scholarship-eligibility/. Deadline to apply is: June 30, 2015.

June Callwood Harmony Scholarships – multiple $1,000 awards. Criteria: Graduating high school student who has done work on diversity issues such as the following: race and ethnicity, class, family, gender, age, ability, regionalism and sexual orientation. Website to apply is: http://www.harmony.ca/scholarships/. Deadline date to apply is: June 30, 2015.

Johnson Inc. Scholarship – 50 awards valued at $1,000 each. Criteria: Students who have an auto or home policy through Johnson (or their parent/guardian or grandparent, or have a family member who is an employee. Website to apply is https://www1.johnson.ca/article/2013-02-27/scholarship. Deadline to apply is: August 31, 2015.

Hometown Heroes Award Program: A cash prize of $5,000 that can be donated to a local environmental group/cause of your choice or be put towards your own post-secondary studies. Looking for someone who engages others in support of a sustainable community or a healthier environment. Deadline date to apply: June 30, 2015. For more information please visit: http://www.earthday.ca/hometown/en/index.php

 

The Bill Kehler Memorial Scholarships: 4 scholarships at $2,500. Looking for students pursuing academic interests in broadcasting or agriculture. Deadline to apply is August 28, 2015. For more information please visit: http://cfr.ca/bill-kehler-scholarship/

 

The United Steelworkers is offering 21 scholarships of $1,000. Applicants must be members or children of members of the United Steelworkers Union.  Deadline to apply is June 30, 2015. For more information please visit: http://www.usw.ca/workplace/education/scholarships?id=0010

 

Tommy Douglas Scholarship (National Union of Public and General Employees NUPGE): 4 different scholarships @ $1,500.  Applicants must be Children of National Union of Public and General Employees members. Application Deadline: July 6, 2015. For more information please visit: http://nupge.ca/content/3706/national-unions-scholarship-program-2015

 

The Dr. Bonnie Cameron Post-Secondary Scholarship – $2,500.  Applicant has been diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis.  Deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.  For more information please visit https://yconic.com/listing-details/ZrBfuQceGnAuofMTQtnAYyemr02fBJzi