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Published on Wed, Oct 21, 2009
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Talk explores Winter Olympics for Blaine
A former B.C. tourism minister will talk about how Blaine can best capitalize on the benefits of tourism as a result of the 2010 Winter Olympics at the next Blaine Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Bill Reid, who was a minister of tourism for B.C. during the 1986 Expo, will speak during the chamber’s next regular meeting at noon Wednesday, November 4 at the Pizza Factory. Reid is currently the executive director of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, a member of the International Mobility and Trade Committee (IMTC) and co-chair of the Spirit of B.C. 2010 Olympic Committee.

Volunteers needed to Make A Difference
Volunteers are needed for this year’s Make A Difference Day in Blaine. Interested individuals can grab their work gloves and join Whatcom Volunteer Center and thousands of other volunteers for Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 24. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help pick up litter and restore salmon habitat at Terrell Creek at Birch Bay State Park. Other projects last from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more volunteer opportunities, visit for Make A Difference Day or contact Whatcom Volunteer Center at 360/734-3055.

Center hosts rummage sale Saturday
The Blaine Senior Center has scheduled their “huge community rummage sale” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 at 763 G Street.  The event is an indoor sale with as many as 25 vendors. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Tables are still available for $15. Call 332-8040 for information.

Crab feed to benefit high school football
The Blaine football boosters invites the community to its all-you-can-eat crab feed fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 24 at the American Legion Post #86 at 4580 Legion Drive in Birch Bay. Live entertainment starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at Wolten’s True Value Hardware, Sports Unlimited and Blaine Marina, Inc. For more information, call Mike at 332-8425.