CAWES board of directors and I, as executive director, would like to thank all of the volunteers, sponsors and donors that made the first annual Walk for a CAWES such a success. We are still receiving donations and sponsor cheques even after the walk. The generosity of the community has been outstanding. Although final accounting has not been completed at the time of writing, it is assured that we have raised over $5,000 for CAWES. As soon as all donations have been banked and expenses accounted for, CAWES will post the final figure.
Special mention to Beatrice Rose, Jacqueline Rey, Jane Holland and Zac Murray who collected the largest amount of pledges. And of course to Leonie Hallam and all the staff at Bowen Vet who were partnered with us in the event. The walk was originally the brainchild of Dr. Midge and we collaborated as if we had been working together forever.
The 50/50 draw raised $2880 thanks largely in part to Darryl Deegan’s and Jlonka Bally-Brown’s amazing ticket selling skills. The winner of the $1,440 prize (who wished to remain anonymous but was outed by her husband on Facebook) was a Bowen Island icon and huge supporter of animal rescue/welfare. This amazingly generous woman donated the whole amount right back to CAWES. Bowen Island Community at its best. Just like the old days.
Executive director, CAWES