Aaron's run keeps memory alive

The weather decided to cooperate this past Sunday while 115 runners, walkers and mom's with babies in strollers made their way across Bowen Island for Aaron's Run. Aaron Sluggett was a 19-year-old Bowen boy who died in a car accident on June 14, 2009. Aaron had just finished his first year of studying sciences at Simon Fraser University, was working at Artisan Eats and was just launching himself into this adventure called life. There were two other boys in the car who survived, but who will never be the same. Aaron's Run is about remembering Aaron and supporting family and friends involved in the tragedy. It's also about supporting and mentoring our kids, and creating a better future. The event proceeds of $3215 go to Aaron Sluggett's Memorial Scholarship, an endowment fund held by our Bowen Island Community Foundation.

Congratulations to Bailey Jones, this year's scholarship recipient we wish you all good things for your future.

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My heartfelt thanks to the following people and organizations:

Marshal Coordinator: Hilary Butler - I owe you darl'n and all the marshals!

Food Coordinator: Heather Hodson, and helpers Judi Gedye and Kate Koffee and Melina Keep

Registration Administration: Bowen Island Community Recreation

Start line and registration: Karen Redmond, Tim Hausch, Lynn Fuhr, Shauna Jennings, Nancy and Jim Cox, Lynn Hartle and Lisa Biddlecombe

Rabbit: Harry Ross

Sweep: Erin Little

Finish Line: Rob Forbes

Aaron's Field Water Station: John Reid we love your trails thank you.

Bus Drivers: Robin Butler and Pam Mitz

Police Marshals: Constable Chris Froates, Auxillary Constable Effron Esseiva

The Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department: 2 km start line/water station

Photography: Dee Elliott

Bowfest Field/Metro Vancouver: Kevin Huskisson, Rod Harding

Generous Bowen Businesses

Village Baker: coffee!

Savoury Island Pie: can you guess? And yes, it was something to savour!

McTaggart Water: Bruce, you rock

Artisan Eats: brilliant muffins

Orchard Recovery Centre: cookies so good they were gone instantly

Phoenix: balloons uplifting!

Undercurrent: generous coverage

Event Results:

This event is not professionally timed, but thanks to Rob Forbes, we have some "unofficial" results for you.

10km Men's division

1st Jamie Frost 46 minutes

2ndDevon Frost 47 minutes

3rd Haden Shrift 49 minutes

10km Women's division

Meghan O'Connell 54 minutes

Shauna Jennings 55 minutes

5km Men's

Cole Jennings (11 year old) 23 minutes!!!

Blake Voyer 24 minutes

Anthony Ferri 25 min

Sorry, 5km Women's results unavailable

2km Ursula Freed 17 minutes

Charmaine and Franny Heffelfinger 19 minutes

Mary Letson, Aaron's Run event director

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