Saanich news briefs: Teen expo needs talent; food security task force; Home Expo at Pearkes

Victoria Fall Home Expo starts Friday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m, 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Teen Expo needs talent

Are you a teenager skilled in the arts of song, dance or comedy or any other form of entertainment?

Youth 12 to 18 are invited to demonstrate their talent, for a chance to perform at the upcoming Victoria Teen Expo and potentially win a $250 VISA gift card from Coast Capital Savings.

The Teen Talent Contest happens at the Expo on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Pearkes Recreation Centre and is open to young people from around the Capital Region.

To audition, create a personal You Tube page and upload a video of yourself performing – with parents permission, of course – then email the share link and embed code to contest@teenfest.ca by Friday, Oct. 24.

Teen Expo is a free one-day festival designed to connect youth and families with teen-oriented products and services, from beauty and fashion to sports to life and education. For more information, visit teenfest.ca, call 778-440-7277 or email info@teenfest.ca.

 

Council OKs food security task force

Saanich council unanimously approved the development of a Food Security Task Force over the next 12 months at Monday night’s committee of the whole meeting.

The plan, initiated by Councillors Vic Derman and Dean Murdock, will include a long-term sustainability framework for rural Saanich to encourage local food production and develop a connected approach to dealing with food security in the District.

The plan includes hiring an external consultant to work with planning staff at a cost of $25,000 to $30,000.

 

Home Expo show coming to Pearkes, Oct. 17 to 19

Set aside a window of time to visit the Victoria Fall Home Expo at Pearkes Community Centre  next weekend from Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19.

The event features more than 100 exhibitors who will be displaying the latest in windows and coverings, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, landscaping and more.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Friday,  9:30 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Visit homeshowtime.com for more information.

The News’ regrets printing an incorrect start date on Oct. 8.

 

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