FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The fundraising through the last Heroes Dinner has raised $2,250, which was donated to the Honour House.Dan Davies, a City Councillor and school teacher who also contributes to the Heroes Dinner Committee, says the dinner is to recognize members of the community who are recognized as heroes — whether they wear a uniform or not.“There’s a lot of heroes in our community,” he said, adding that the definition of a hero is different for everyone.- Advertisement -The formal dinner started five years ago, and usually features guest speakers — such as members of the Fort St. John RCMP.The funding raised through a silent auction at the dinner last year will help fund the Honour House in New Westminster. The home provides free housing for people in emergency services, military and veterans — and their families — while accessing medical services in the Lower Mainland.The house stays open for accommodations due to fundraisers such as the Heroes Dinner.Advertisement Davies has been to the house multiple times, and says the impact of having a home away from home when a medical emergency ‘makes the difference.’“You don’t want to worry about where you’re going to stay,” he said. “This takes care of that.”Davies said the next Heroes Dinner will be in June.
Monaco moved back in front before half-time through 21-year-old Adama Diakhaby and Leonardo Jardim’s French champions held on with the aid of a terrible miss by Nice midfielder Pierre Lees-Melou.“This victory was deserved and it is very important for our fans,” said Monaco coach Jardim after his side’s sixth straight win.“Diakhaby is progressing, even if he’s not doing everything right, he’s young and we believe in him.”The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is being used for the rest of the competition as a test ahead of its expected arrival in Ligue 1 next season, having been used in the promotion/relegation play-off last year.“It’s good, we’re losing two or three minutes in the whole game,” Jardim said. “Errors will decrease, not totally, but by 80 percent.”The hosts were given a blow before kick-off as the in-form Mario Balotelli failed to regain fitness in time after suffering with glute pain.Monaco made a fast start and took the lead in only the third minute, as Lemar found space to head in Keita Balde’s cross from close range to score his third goal of an injury-hit season and send out a message to potential suitors at Arsenal and Liverpool.The 22-year-old drilled into the roof of the net 10 minutes later, only to be denied a second goal by the linesman’s flag for offside.Nice levelled against the run of play in the 18th minute as Plea ran onto Allan Saint-Maximin’s pass and slotted past Diego Benaglio at the Monaco goalkeeper’s near post.The referee checked with VAR for offside, but replays showed that Plea had timed his run to perfection before grabbing his 10th goal of the campaign.The visitors continued to be the better side, though, and they retook the lead as forward Diakhaby sent a half-volley flying into the corner from another excellent Balde delivery.Nice threw bodies forwards in the second half without creating many clear-cut chances, but Lees-Melou should have equalised when he headed wide with the goal gaping from only three yards out.Runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who have won four straight League Cups, will look to extend their incredible 34-match winning streak in domestic cup games at Amiens on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Monaco’s midfielder Thomas Lemar (R) scores during their French Cup football match against Nice at The “Allianz Riviera” stadium in Nice on January 9, 2018 © AFP / VALERY HACHENICE, France, Jan 10 – Thomas Lemar scored as Monaco beat Cote d’Azur rivals Nice 2-1 at the Allianz Riviera on Tuesday to reach the French League Cup semi-finals.Lemar, who has been heavily linked with a move to England, nodded Monaco into an early lead, before Alassane Plea equalised after a video review.