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Bowen Island Community School Association “Wraps Up” at BIRD
The CSA concluded our 3rd annual fundraiser taking care of refundable beverage containers at BIRD on December 31. This date coincided with also being the final day of BIRD operation by the absolutely amazing BIRD Board of Directors and Volunteers. As we know, the operation of BIRD has been turned over to Bowen Island Municipality and the equally amazing Dave and Louise McIntosh of Bowen Waste Service are now in charge of all things recyclable.
I would like to thank Patrick Hawkes - BIRD Chair, Caroline Parker – BIRD Refundable Group Coordinator and the entire BIRD Board of Directors for generously allowing the CSA this wonderful fundraising opportunity.
Dave and Louise McIntosh are also on our list to thank. Having the filled green bins of refundables taken care of and transported to the North Shore at deeply discounted rates is an act of community generosity. Plus it is always great fun to work with Dave!
The CSA this year had Wendy Cellik acting as our BIRD Fundraising Coordinator. This means putting together a roster of willing (and somewhat unwilling volunteers, creating a calendar and keeping track of our responsibilities at BIRD. Wendy did a great job and, best of all, has agreed to do it next year! Thank you Wendy.
The Community School Association would like to thank the fabulous community volunteers who helped with refundables at BIRD. These wonderful Bowenians included: Kat Bernards and crew, Mary Boyle, Deshai Brar, Raiden and Atom Brooke, Janine Brossard, Jen, Jessica and Emily Cormack, Jasmine and Katherine Gish, Phil Kemp, Kristin Jarvis, Enya and Vera Keogh, Peter King, Rosalind Leggatt, Toni Leverett, Andrea Little, Kirsten Locher, Shelagh MacKinnon, Pam Matthews, Nicola Murray, Pernille Neilsen, Morgan and Jo Quarry, Melina Toliusis, Christine Walker, Ann Walters, Anne Wilson, Sarah Wilson, Bonnie Wright, Gil Yaron, and Mary Ann Zakreski.
Finally, thank you very much to the Bowen community for bringing your refundables to BIRD during the month of December. Your “Spirit of Community” was stellar!
The Community School Association supports Bowen Island Community School as the hub of community life by encouraging community development and life-long learning, leading to strong families, a healthier community and enhancement of the quality of life for all ages.
Katherine Gish, CSA Chair
Wendy Cellik, CSA BIRD Coordinator