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 expertise

Avalon Dairy 
Bank of Montreal 
Robert Bateman 
B.C. Hydro 
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 
ParkLane Homes 
Dr. David Suzuki 
Tucker Media 
Stephen J.Weiss Photography 
WesGroup Properties 
Gary L. Williams
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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!

The Everett Crowley Park Committee

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.