Donate blood and win a doctor

In honour of donating blood 100 times, Dr. Shane Longman is holding a contest to win Shane-4-A-Day.

Doctor Shane Longman can do a lot of things.

But one thing the general practitioner does exceptionally well is donate blood.

On Nov. 5, Longman will make his 100th donation when the Canadian Blood Services clinic comes to the Best Western Barclay Hotel. In honour of this personal milestone and to bring awareness to the need for donating blood, Longman is holding a contest to win Shane-4-A-Day.

All you have to do is go to the clinic between Nov. 5–7 and donate blood, and you can enter the contest. Or, make a donation for the École Alberni Elementary School playground fund, a project also close to Longman’s heart as two of his four children attend the school.

“I want it to be in the spirit of fun,” says Longman. “There’s certainly a lot of things I can do: I can teach ballroom dancing, I can show you how to make beeswax candles. I have a professional espresso machine I can bring into your office to make everyone espresso.”

He’s also willing to dress up in costume to promote someone’s business or event.

He can rake leaves and babysit, but “I hope people take this in the spirit of what it is: to be fun.”

The blood clinics are Nov. 5–6 from 2–7 p.m. and Nov. 7 from 12:30–5:30 p.m. Call 1-888-236-6283 to book.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Team Harrison prevails in Port Alberni men’s bonspiel

Annual bonspiel drew 20 teams from out of town

Wedding plans derailed following City of Port Alberni’s train announcement

Five wedding parties are scrambling to find alternate transportation arrangements to McLean… Continue reading

Kids help Alberni Aquarium build rockfish luminary for next exhibit

Swimming For Change takes over in time for spring break

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

One dead, two seriously injured in Hwy 4 crash west of Port Alberni

A man has died following a single-vehicle collision west of Port Alberni… Continue reading

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

Credit card fraud steals $50,000 from Victoria businesses: police

Crime Reduction Unit investigating several frauds costing several businesses over $50,000

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

People gather for funeral of seven children killed in fast-moving Halifax fire

Traditional portion of the service will be followed by words from community members

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Most Read