October 2019 Youbou Connector

October 2019 Youbou Connector

Firewood for $2?…
As the weather starts to cool, you might be thinking of stocking up on firewood. Wouldn’t it be great to get a whole cord for just $2. That dream will come true for the winner the Youbou Community Association fall raffle. Each ticket buys a chance at one of three prizes: a truckload of firewood, donated by Max Russell; an appetizer cruise on beautiful Lake Cowichan, donated by Eva and Garry Fearon; and a couple of tickets to our popular New Year’s Eve party, donated by the YCA. Board members are selling $2 raffle tickets throughout the fall, right up until the grand prize drawing at the Oktobeerfest party. Proceeds will go toward helping Youbou prepare for emergencies such as the power outage last winter.

Oktobeerfest Tickets on Sale
Tickets for our second annual fall party are selling briskly at Youbou businesses. Saturday, October 19, is the big night at Youbou Community Hall. The Rivals with Rob Fortin promise the kind of music that will make your dancing feet happy, all night long, or at least until 11 pm or so. Just like last year, there will be fall-themed food, beer, wine, decorations, and of course, a free shuttle for those who prefer not to drive. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from board members or the following Youbou businesses: Shop & Save, Cassy’s Coffee House, Daly’s Auto Centre, and Youbou Bar & Grill. In Lake Cowichan, tickets are for sale at the Visitor Centre and Scarlett’s Second Hand Boutique. Doors open at 7 pm and the music starts at 8!

Meet the Candidates
Find out more about the candidates running in the federal election by attending the forum on Wednesday, October 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Lake Cowichan at the Centennial Hall.

Tricks and Treats
Ghosts, pumpkins and all kinds of scary folk will be stirring up spooky fun at the Youbou Community Hall on Thursday, October 31. It’s time for our annual haunted house, costume contest, and fabulous fireworks display from our own volunteer firefighters. This year, the Youbou Community Association will be having some fun and games downstairs for little ones who would rather not tour the haunted house. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The haunted house opens around 6:30 p.m. Costume judging starts at 7:00 p.m. The usual free refreshments will be served. The fire department will be setting off the fireworks around 8 pm. The price for this family-friendly evening of fun? It’s free! Thanks to the CVRD, YCA, and volunteer fire department, plus all the volunteers who help decorate and work behind the scenes all night.

Holiday Shopping, Youbou Style
Youbou’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair is slated for Saturday, November 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Youbou Community Hall (doors at 8:30 a.m. for set-up). To book a table to sell your craft items, call 250-749-6742, ext. 3600 ($15 for one table, $30 for two tables, $45 for three tables). The Youbou Community Association will once again be selling breakfast and lunch items tohungry shoppers and sellers.

New Year’s Eve Tickets
December 31 is still around the bend a bit, but New Year’s tickets go on sale at Oktobeerfest. After that, our local Youbou businesses and board members will be selling tickets. Littlehead will be rocking us into 2020 this year! All of the same great food, decorations, shuttle service will be in play to help you ring out the old and ring in the new!

Bottle Drive Raises Cash
Thanks for the support and donations to the Youbou Community Church Society by way of bottles, till tapes, and cash donations. And a huge pat on the back to everyone who volunteered to make the September 14 bottle drive such a huge success. A super team of golden bottle sorters were hardworking, cheerful, funny and had a boundless “get ’er done” attitude. The lunch supplied by John and Penelope and bakers and sandwich makers was delicious. We so appreciated the random collections at the gas station and homes, boxes and flats from the “little store” and support from the “little coffee house,” plus the generous donation of talent and space from our Youbou Fire Department.

What’s Happening
October 16: All Candidates Meeting, Centennial Hall, 6:30 pm
October 19: Oktobeerfest Dance at Youbou Hall, 7 pm
October 31: Halloween Haunted House & Fireworks
November 30: Christmas Craft Fair

Church: Sunday: 10 am Coffee and social, 11 am service. The last Sunday of every month is a potluck lunch gathering after the 11 am service.
Pickleball at Youbou Hall: foul-weather Monday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.
Tuesday nights: Men’s League (Nov. 5 to Dec. 10)
Thursday nights: Women’s league (Sept 18 to Dec. 5)
Sunday nights: Mixed League (Oct. 20 to Dec. 8)
Friday nights: Family bowling; Saturday nights: Adult bowling
Loonie nights: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6.
Toonie nights:Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, and Dec 21.)

Got News?
If you’d like to contribute news for the newsletter about a public event happening in or around Youbou, please send particulars about date, time and place to julia@raedwulf.org. Remember to check out our web site at youbouyca.com and our facebook page for the latest information as well.

Your YCA Board
Chair: Julia Martinusen
Co-Chair: Lori LaFave
Secretary: Randall Wilson
Treasurer: Spencer Day
Social: Eva Feaon
Garry Fearon
Publicity: Allan Gott

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