PEOPLE ‘N PLACES: Little Adilynn does her part for charity

Four-day-old baby becomes youngest fundraiser for Hospice

OH, BABY, BABY … Four-day-old Adilynn, the newborn daughter of Justin and Kim Clews, became Victoria Hospice’s youngest fundraiser in its history.

The tiny tot attended a golf tournament organized by her parents that raised more than $16,000.

The annual Clews Charity Golf Tournament was held at Uplands Golf Club on Sept. 24.

Born almost three weeks early, it seems clear that Adilynn didn’t want to miss the big event and is destined to become an avid golfer like her parents.

A bit bleary-eyed from their disrupted sleep schedule, mom and dad brought Adilynn to greet the golfers for the tee off.  She was easily the star of the show but seemed nonplussed by all the fuss.

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SPECIAL AWARDS … Five Victoria students have earned education awards from Coast Capital Savings to help them pursue their education goals.

One Victoria student received a citizenship award, worth $2,000, and four Victoria students received Standing Tall Awards, worth $5,000. Among them was Melissa Lyon, who received a Standing Tall award in recognition of her dedication to the pursuit of a career as a teacher, despite living with cerebral palsy and epilepsy since birth.

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WRITE STUFF … Victoria resident Monique Gray Smith is winner of the CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature.

As a result, 2,500 copies of her book Tilly, a Story of Hope and Resilience, will be distributed to aboriginal youth across Canada through schools, libraries, friendship centres, detention centres and other programs.

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NEED A MASSAGE? … Learning introductory massage techniques will be accessible to everyone at ViVi Therapy’s new retail store, which will celebrate its grand opening at 1271 Pandora Ave. on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event will feature an à la carte sampler of live demonstrations by ViVi Therapy owner, Roxanne Derkson, a registered massage therapist for 26 years and guild certified Feldenkrais practitioner.

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building blocks … Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters British Columbia has announced that it will establish a presence on Vancouver Island.

Victoria-based consultant, Doug Taylor has been selected as the organization’s official representative for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Taylor’s mandate will involve supporting local manufacturers by establishing local chapters, delivering CME programs and services, and ensuring the voice of Island-based manufacturers are included in CME initiatives.

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