10th Annual Holiday Emporium

Event Date: Friday, December 15th 9:00am to 3:30pm

We will be collecting donations from Dec. 4th – 14th. Please visit our Holiday Emporium page for more information- click here!

We need lots of volunteers to make this event happen, please sign up here!

Here’s what we are able and unable to accept for the Emporium:

Gifts (used, but in VERY good condition – would you want to receive it as a gift?): toys, games, puzzles (electronic toys should be operational with working batteries, games & puzzles must not be missing pieces), books, jewellery & accessories, household & kitchen items, audio & video media, tools, sports equipment, office supplies. 

Gift Wrap (can be pre-used, but must be in good condition): name tags, wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift bags, gift boxes, fabric, ribbon, coloured newsprint comics, craft paper, plastic bags, bubble wrap, tape etc. 

We are NOT able to accept: text books, magazines, fast food restaurant toys, clothing (other than scarves, gloves, & ties, no hats), stuffed toys, VHS or cassette tapes, very large items (unless in their own box otherwise we can’t wrap them) .

The CRD is looking for responses to the follow-up survey on Active Transportation!

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey- Thanks!



Crossing Guard

Beacon Community Services is STILL looking for someone to hire to be our crossing guard.

If you or someone (stay-at-home parent, grandparent, friend, aunt, uncle etc.) you know would be interested please apply!

  • 2 hours per day Monday to Friday (1hr in morning & 1hr in afternoon)
  • 11.35 per hour
  • Moss & Fairfield intersection

Please click on this link for job information and how to apply:


All  parents who have a child enrolled at Sir James Douglas Elementary School are automatically enrolled in the Parents Advisory Council. Together, it is our mission is to enhance and support the educational, physical and emotional development of our children. We listen, discuss, advise, inform, support, serve, contribute, and engage in many aspects of school life.