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Bowen Island reindeer reign

They pranced and they dashed. Decked out in various forms of reindeer finery, the reindeer run collective herd raised $1,767 at this year's fifth annual Reindeer Run, with all proceeds benefiting the Bowen Island Christmas Hamper.

They pranced and they dashed. Decked out in various forms of reindeer finery, the reindeer run collective herd raised $1,767 at this year's fifth annual Reindeer Run, with all proceeds benefiting the Bowen Island Christmas Hamper. Island Pacific students Elsa Heath (13) and Nicolas Belluk (12) were the fastest reindeer.Well done! Prizes were awarded for outstanding costumes, and team work. All Around the House Housekeeping cleaned up with a prize for best-dressed reindeer team.

To help shepherd the herd, this year's run was marshalled by Nancy and Jim Cox, Kate Coffee, Bob Clark and Ian Thompson from the Bowen Island Fire Department. Thank you darn's. A big thank you to Dee Elliott for taking lots of fabulous pictures. A very warm thank you to Neil at The Village Baker. You are a sweetheart. For five years in a row, you have donated all the yummy reindeer refreshments with such warmth and cheer. We love you, Neil. And lastly, a big thank you to the Bowen Island Community Recreation staff for partnering with me to make this happen, and to Shelley Shannon to come out on her day off to be my "sista" reindeer wrangler. You rock.

Happy Christmas everyone,

Mary Letson

Positively Fit reindeerette

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