Fall Newsletter: September 28, 2009 (Issue 7)

Sep 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Newsletters

Happy Autumn!

We are still enjoying fabulous summer weather here in southwest British Columbia although it’s getting cooler. Hope your autumn is going well.

Garden party fundraiser to celebrate official charity status

Valerie Bates, crystal bowls player extraordinaire, performs at the AVP garden party fundraiser in August.

On August 9, we held a musical garden party fundraiser at Charleen and Robert’s house in Vancouver. We were celebrating getting official Canadian charity status, and the party was fabulous!

The morning was unpromising with clouds and rain, but by noon, when the party started, the sun popped out and the weather got glorious.

We had two musical performances. The first was a bluegrass band called 5 on a String, which got us all dancing and bopping. The second was a crystal bowls performance by Valerie Bates, held outside in the Mediterranean-themed garden. The serene and evocative tones of the crystal bowls transported us all to a blissful state.

We were also very blissed out that the party raised almost $900.00 and want to thank the performers, everyone who came, and everyone who helped. Your support is much appreciated, and your presence made it a very special day.

Bake Sale at BCIT

It’s time to get some yummy baked goodies! We’re having a bake sale in the Great Hall at BCIT on Monday, October 5, from 11 until 2:30. If you are on campus, come by and have a delicious treat or six . . . .

If you’d like to donate to the sale, we’d be thrilled! You can drop off goodies to the booth in the Great Hall at 10 am on the day. If you live on Bowen, call me at 2811 to arrange for a drop-off. Hope to see you at the sale!

50/50 Raffle for the AVP

We are now holding our first ever 50/50 raffle. Half the ticket sales go to the winner and half go to the Project. Buy a ticket, or two, or ten. You could win big and help the African villagers.

Tickets are $1 each, 3 for $2, or 10 for $5. The draw is on Thursday, October 8.

At BCIT, purchase your tickets from
• Maureen Shippee, Audio Visual Department, SE12
• Chris Voong, Communications, SW2
• Tracy Miller, Library, SE14
• Judy Dahl, Math Department, SW2
• Pam Smith, Human Resources, NW1
• the AVP bake sale in the Great Hall on October 5.

On Bowen Island, call me at 2811 or email me at bowhemians@aol.com. Get your tickets today!

Thanks from the Okaseni Villagers

The Okaseni villagers send you their deepest thanks. (To donate on-line, please see below.)

Cheers, Sheena Ashdown

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