|The Everett Crowley Park Committee of the Champlain Heights Community
Association thanks the generous Earth Day sponsors and friends for their
support. Your participation made Everett Crowley Park's 7th Annual Earth
Day Event the biggest and best yet. Four thousand people came together
as a community to enjoy fellowship, family entertainment and fun. The
best part was that with so many ready to dig in, we planted 1,000 trees
and shrubs and removed hundreds of weeds. Your help made this possible.
We look forward to more and better Earth Days around the world.
These are some of the Event Sponsors whose public-spirited generosity
assisted with financial contributions, volunteers, counsel and professional
Bank of Montreal
Bunt & Associates Engineering Ltd.
Champlain Heights Community Association
City of Vancouver
James M. Cheng & Associates
Messrs. Grant & Lee Crowley
EastVan Parks & Recreation
Encorp Pacific Inc
Hazco Environmental Services
Holland Barr Planning Group
Hughes, Condon Marler Architects
Lions Club of South Vancouver
Moffat & Nichol Inc.
Nick Lum Photography
Dr. David Suzuki
Stephen J.Weiss Photography
WesGroup Properties www.wesgroup.ca
Gary L. Williams
Event Friends and participants whose contributions made this Earth Day a special Event will not be forgotten and although it is not possible to list you all, we thank you.
Our brilliant graphics designer, Ron Tucker created the spectacular poster, signs and banners with an original Earth Day logo which we hope to use forever. Steve Weiss took great photographs which he used to illustrate and assemble this Closing Earth Day Report. Nick Lum gave us many photographic memories. One picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. Our brochure and banner were published on the Worldwide Earthday website in Washington, D.C., featured in B.C. Environmental News, Monday Report and in a movie ad in the Georgia Straight.
Many thanks to local merchants for raffle prizes: Canadian Tire, The Real Canadian Superstore, Canada Safeway, Extra Foods, Famous Foods, Killarney Market, Save-On Foods, Niagara Flapperless Water Systems.
Thanks also to the young people who came from near and far to help. The list includes Cadets from B.C. Regiment, St. Johns Ambulance Cadets; Scouts Canada; Beavers; Cubs; Girl Guides; Pathfinders; and Brownies. Many leadership students came from local high schools as did ESL students to plant, learn and to share in the fellowship of an Earth Day Event. Thanks to each one. We hope you enjoyed your day, made some new friends. Please come again next year.
Events like Earth Day strengthen our communities. Together we can achieve goals that would otherwise be impossible. Such positive energy can indeed make the world a better place. Mayor Sullivan said it well, "The restoration at Everett Crowley Park is a symbol of hope for the future."
The Earth Day Events of over 800 countries around the world are powerful symbols of hope!
P.S. If you want to help plan next year's event, come join us on the
first Wednesday of every month except August. The place to be: Champlain
Heights Community Centre at 7:00 p.m.