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General News · 22nd July 2015
It takes an island to put on an excellent Cortes Day. So many thanks are in order – the list is long! Here goes, Thank you to the pie making divas Dianne, Charlene, Diana and Alison. They baked 19 pies! Thanks to Donna and Victoria for donating berries and rhubarb. Thanks Dayna, Mary Beth , Charlene, Diana for selling pies despite the wasps! Many thanks to all you pie makers out there who generously made and donated your pies.
To our set up crew – you rock! Ian and Jen loaded up the day before and got up early to drop off even though had a gig to play in the evening. Thanks to Felix and Aedrin for loading the trucks after Friday Market. Luc, Shea, Mark C., Richard, Andy, Hannu, Mary, Myrna, Jim, Ian, and Ann, worked hard to set up tents, tables, chairs, the hamburger stand, Nail, Sail, Bail and everything else that needed to be done.
Thank you to Brian and Wendy from the Recycling Centre for dropping off bins and picking up at the end despite the horde of wasps.
Thank you to Captain Luc and Shea for keeping the Nail, Sail, Bail so much fun.
Thanks to Andy and Hannu for the music set up. Gary kindly loaned his generator once again so we could have music. Thanks to Gary and Serge for the horseshoe tournament.
Thank you to Gord, Charlene and Alison for doing to Chicken Poop stand once again.
At the hamburger stand, thanks to Jim, Phil, Christopher, Colin, Michael as the chefs, Sue, Mags as hamburger makers and servers, Denise and Mary-Lu for cashiers and Ian for set up. Special thanks to Jim and Ann for the providing the barbecues which makes it possible to have such a great success.
To Lori Ann, thanks for the biggest and best parade! Thank you to everyone who participated and made it such a fun parade.
To our tear down crew, gold medals for sticking it out and getting everything cleaned up at the end of a long hot day. Richard went above and beyond taking load after load and making sure the final pick up was done. Eddy, Mark A., Noba, Mary, Mark C., Hannu, Colin, Ann, Jim and everyone who helped loading trucks THANK YOU!
Finally, to our sponsors, buckets of roses. Your support helps to make Cortes Day fun for all. Thanks to Hollyhock, Squirrel Cove Store, Cortes Natural Food Coop, Good Libations, Quadra Builders, Flying Squirrel Takeout, The Market Takeout and The Floathouse Restaurant.
To anyone who helped out and was missed on the list, you have our gratitude.