Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton have created a charitable gift fund to help celebrate their wedding. The fund will focus on assisting charities which support the five causes chosen by the couple. These causes are close to their hearts and reflect the experiences, passions and values of their lives so far. Having been touched by the goodwill shown to them since their engagement, they have asked that anyone wishing to send them a wedding gift consider doing so in the form of a donation to the fund.
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Named to Charitable Gift Fund for the Royal Wedding

photo courtesy of Clarence House

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is deeply honoured to be included in the Charitable Gift Fund, a registry of charities hand-picked by Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton.  The Royal Couple is asking well-wishers to donate to the Fund in lieu of gifts.

“They are charities that have a particular resonance with Prince William and Miss Middleton and reflect issues in which the couple have been particularly interested in their lives to date.

Gordie Robinson owner of Long Lake Waterfront B&B , is also the Station Leader for the Marine Rescue Station 27 of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is very pleased that Prince William and Miss Middleton have chosen a Canadian Search and Rescue organization to support.

There are many great ways to spend your day in Nanaimo; from scuba diving in a sunken navy ship, testing yourself at an indoor rock climbing wall, challenging yourself on the golf course, to watching a performance of the Vancouver Island Symphony at the Port Theatre. Whatever you do for fun, you’ll find attractions in Nanaimo that satisfy your needs, along with many activities you might not have tried before.

Nanaimo’s island coastal setting makes it a great place to spend the day outdoors. Here you can hike a rainforest mountain, take panoramic pictures of Georgia Strait, and cool off in a river canyon all in the same day. There are also several great ocean swimming and snorkeling spots along the city’s waterfront, including Departure Bay, Neck Point, Jack Point, and Snake Island. For the more adventurous types, there are activities such as bungy jumping, zip-lining, and ATVing.

For deep water enthusiasts, the ocean floor just outside Nanaimo Harbour has a number of popular scuba diving spots. The area is home to three artificial diving reefs made from sunken ships, including the Canadian Supply Ship HMCS Cape Breton, the largest upright man-made diving reef in the world.

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Known as a centre of excellence for teaching, applied research and learning, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is producing quality graduates that are in demand by employers across the country and around the world.

VIU has evolved into a dynamic, internationally known university supporting a student population in excess of 18,000 full-and part-time learners, including 1100 international students, over 1000 aboriginal students, and employing over 2,000 faculty and staff.

Why Choose VIU

  • Excellent facilities, quality programs at a reasonable cost.
  • Small classes taught by experienced and highly-qualified instructors.
  • Academic advising, personal counselling, and support services for international students.
  • Social, recreational and sports activities; homestay, and on-campus student residences.
  • Co-operative Education programs that allow for study and full-time work anywhere in Canada.
  • Great location in a smaller city close to Vancouver and Victoria.

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Best place to stay while in Nanaimo BC Canada   – Long Lake Waterfront Bed and Breakfast     and on Facebook

Nanaimo is a city of 85,000 residents, located on beautiful Vancouver Island — a tourist destination blessed with the natural beauty of mountains, forests and seashore, a mild climate, and many opportunities for year-round outdoor sports and recreation. Nanaimo is close to the major metropolitan areas of Vancouver and Victoria, so students attending VIU can have the best of all worlds:

  • caring and comfortable community
  • low cost of living
  • spectacular natural environment
  • unequalled recreational opportunities
  • one of the mildest climates in all of Canada

When visiting Nanaimo, stay at Long Lake Waterfront Bed and Breakfast and on Facebook

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