The best news:
Michael Kluckner has agreed to be our speaker at our annual general meeting on October 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the community school. Michael is a staunch supporter of heritage policy and practices in B.C. and Canada, sustainable farming and the arts. He has written several books and is perhaps best known for his beautiful watercolours.
The better news:
Three people have stepped forward to stand for election to the board of directors so that the association will continue with renewed interest. There is still a need for help with book-keeping, membership outreach, event planning and production, school liaison and education, tour guides to increase open hours for the museum, landscape planning and installation and negotiating with Metro as their plans unfold. More people helping makes the list shorter and the work far more enjoyable. If you have time and skills to contribute it would be much appreciated.
The really good news:
Applefestwill be celebrated in Davies Orchard on October 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In order to guarantee enough apple pies, we need help with peeling and slicing apples from now until October 6, and on October 6 we will need help with baking. On October 7, we need help with set up, selling pies and we’d like more servers in the tea room. There will be a farmers’ market, the Riley’s outstanding apple display (bring your apples for identification), a tearoom, cupcake walk, a Mason Bee housing demonstration, a Metro naturalist to help better understand pollinators, fresh squeezed apple juice, face-painting and a chess game laid out. Please remember – there is a $100 cash prize in the pie baking contest. Donate your entry no later than 12 p.m.