General News · 27th December 2018
WOW.. we set out places for 150 people and we ran out of places for people to sit but we didn't run out of food.70+ lbs of Merville free range turkey cooked by Joanne and Garry and carved by De. They have their moves down as they have been doing this for many years. Then there was the 15 lbs of Sockeye salmon donated by Gary Block and Doug Brown. Noah's dolling out of these key ingredients with his eye on the number of tables remaining to be served ensured that everyone got a portion.
There were so many volunteers who showed up the day before Christmas that I was kept busy parsing out jobs so that I forgot to write down the names of the volunteers. So to you volunteers please know that your energys contributed to a spectacular dinner.
The generosity that the donation jar received ensured that this dinner will be on again next year.this dinner is sponsored and supported by the WCC and the gorge harbour marina Richard and Michelle Bill and Tammy and by the Cortes Island food co-op and the Cortes Market. Also by cash from community members like John and De.
I have been joined by Noah and Isabel in co- creating this event. they bring a fresh new look, enthusiasm and professionalism that has helped mark this event as something that we can all be proud of.
Non-island residents who come to the dinner tell me that it raises their spirits and hopefulness that there is a community in the world that indulges in such a display of this seasons spirit.
Happy New Year
Comment by Joan bevington on 26th December 2018
Our community is amazing and we just keep proving it...so great to see, Jim, that you’re still on island and completely involved. Thank you Noah and Izabelle and all volunteers. We missed it this year, instead visiting and helping out on war torn Saltsspring Island over the holiday. These island communities are so supportive in times of adversity.