COMMUNITY BRIEFS: Jail or bail; Lambrick Preschool open house; Lions Club dinner-dance

Community briefs from the Jan. 29, 2014 edition of the Saanich News

Locals locked up for school fundraiser

Local celebrities and public figures – including a judge and a police officer – face hard time this week as part of a school fundraiser.

St. Andrew’s Regional High School is trying to raise $16,000 to build a new school in a village outside of Lima, Peru. On Feb. 1, the school hosts its “Jail or Bail” event at The Bay Centre, where volunteers are jailed and only released with sufficient donations of “bail” money.

CTV Vancouver Island anchor Hudson Mack, CBC host JoAnne Roberts, Saanich police Const. Paul Egli, Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Power, and Island Catholic schools superintendent Joe Colistro will stew behind bars between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., unless they can each raise at least $500.

St. Andrew’s is working with Developing World Connection to build the school.

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Lambrick preschool opens its doors

Registration for the September school year at Lambrick Park Preschool and Childcare begins Saturday (Feb. 1) with an open house for parents and tots. The preschool, established in 1969, provides preschool experiences for kids between the ages of 30 months and five years.

Drop-in Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon at 4205 Tyndall Ave. For info, visit lambrickparkpreschool.ca.

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Lions host Croatian Valentine’s dinner-dance

Royal Oak Lions Club hosts a Croatian-themed Valentine’s dinner and dance on Feb. 15 to benefit Lions Charities.

The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner featuring Croatian food, and then dancing to the sounds of local Croatian band Obala.

The all-ages event happens at Croatian Hall (4081 Gordon Head Rd.). Tickets ($45) are available by calling 250-727-8305 or emailing anne.rindt@gmail.com.

editor@saanichnews.com

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