Mid-Fall Newsletter: November 8, 2009 (Issue 8)

Nov 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Newsletters

Happy Hallowe’en!

Hope you had a fun Hallowe’en. It was a perfect fall day here – good for the kids who were out trick or treating.

BCIT 50/50 draw

The winner of the 50/50 draw at BCIT was Danny Catt of the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Department. His winning ticket was drawn on Thursday, October 8, and he got $230 – half of the $460 total that was raised. Congrats, Danny!

Thanks so much to everyone who bought tickets and supported the AVPA – it’s very much appreciated. A special thanks goes to Maureen Shippee of the Audio Visual Department, who had the original idea and arranged the vendors on campus, and to Charleen McBeath, who worked with Maureen to organize the draw.

A huge thanks to all the ticket sellers: Maureen Shippee (AV), Chris Voong (Communication), Tracy Miller (Library), Judy Dahl (Math Department), and Pam Smith (Human Resources), who sold the most tix! Thanks as well to Charleen McBeath, who also sold up a storm.

Danny is going to put his winnings into a fund he set up in memory of his father, which will help pay the tuition for students in his department. What a great use for the money, Danny! We are pleased to contribute. Thanks again to everyone for your support.

Bake Sale at BCIT

Our BCIT bake sale raised $257.14. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed baked goodies – they were too delicious. Thanks also to everyone who came by to buy a goody and say hi. It was great to see you!

Danny Catt, Instructor in Fish, Wildlife and Recreation at BCIT, receives his winnings ($230) from me for the 50/50 raffle.

Peak Leadership Volunteer Fair

On Thursday, October 8, I gave a presentation at the Peak Leadership Volunteer Fair in the Great Hall at BCIT. It was great to meet students who were interested in helping Africa, and a number of people signed up to get our newsletters.

My thanks to the Student Association for giving me the opportunity to speak, and especially to Amanda, Ian and Jeff, who were very helpful and supportive. It was a great chance to get the word out about the AVPA – much appreciated!

Next fundraiser – and thanks, as always!

Our next fundraiser will be our second annual Book and Bake Sale at BCIT in February. Please save any books, DVDs, CDs, etc., that you might want to donate. I’ll let you know the exact date in the next newsletter – be sure to come by!

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

Cheers, Sheena Ashdown

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