COMMUNITY BRIEFS: Tillicum offers scholarship; Pearkes hosts sustainable transportation expo

Saanich community briefs include a $1,000 scholarship for SD61 grads, and a transportation event this weekend at Pearkes

Grads can apply for Tillicum scholarship

Students graduating from the Greater Victoria School District can apply for the 2014 Tillicum Centre $1,000 scholarship.

Complete an application form outlining your education and career goals, and submit in writing how your leadership activities and volunteer service have made a difference to the community. The scholarship can be used for books or tuition.

The deadline to submit applications to tillicumcentre.ca is midnight on April 7.

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Pearkes hosts weekend transportation expo

Shift into gear with a sustainable transportation expo this weekend at Pearkes arena.

Test drive electric vehicles, learn about bike maintenance, hear from B.C. Transit and more during the Changing Gears Expo, which has something for every type of commuter in Greater Victoria.

Free sessions will feature speakers and panelists leading discussions to have audiences think about transportation in new ways, present progressive and imaginative solutions to problems, and encourage engagement in creating change. Sessions are free, but are limited to approximately 50 people.

Changing Gears runs March 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pearkes Recreation Centre (3100 Tillicum Rd.).

Admission to the expo is free.

Visit changinggears2014.org for details.

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