Kudos to Kevin Moore and the City's River Valley Cleanup campaign for providing the bags, gloves and giant tweezers for picking up anything and everything! Many thanks also to the Strathcona Community League and to Save-On-Foods for providing food for the BBQ, and to Carrie Ellinger from NET for providing the huge BBQ (and breaking a finger during the process) and for driving it and the food to the picnic site.Thanks also to Herb Taylor for helping carry water and distributing clean up paraphernalia at the Peace Mile Rock.
Special thanks to the half dozen constables who showed up and patrolled the ravine and later cooked & served hot dogs, to Bonnie Doon resident Vital Oullette for making and tending the fire, to Strathcona's Jan Olsen for sitting at the meeting point for two hours, to Bonnie Doon's Stacey Drysdale whose double stroller was used to haul all the bags and gloves to the meeting point. Special thanks to BD's Astrid Blodgett and The Keepers' Nancy Rempel for spearheading the clean-up, purchasing and arranging the food and the communications. Thanks also to BD President Mark Gordon and sign gal Karen Doucet for spreading the word and to everyone for coming out, getting dirty and hauling out all variety of trash from the woods and creek. Our urban gem looks great and it is a wonderful thing to give back to a place that provides so much serenity to us all.