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Monday, February 11, 2013

Yes, Cupid, that's a Christmas Tree

Christmas in February? Why not?

I just received this note from Robert Jackson of the Vancouver, BC North Shore Optimist Club. He said:

A small army of West Vancouver firefighters set up 100 Christmas trees on Dundarave Beach for a fundraiser focused on ending homelessness. Money raised from tree sponsors of the annual event goes to the North Shore Lookout Shelter. 

Over the...past five years $125,000 has been raised The trees were lit on Dec. 1 at the Dundarave Christmas Fair, a family-friendly concert that runs the four Saturdays before Christmas. Thanks to money raised from the trees, the Lookout Shelter has been able to double its transitional support staff. “The goal of the Dundarave Festival of Lights is to end homelessness beautifully — one person at a time, one Christmas tree at a time,” said spokesperson Michael Markwick. 

The North Shore Optimist club sponsored a tree this year. Gracie Unger spent a lot of time and energy to decorate the tree in the pouring rain. She made special water proof ribbons with the motto “Optimists – Bringing out the best in kids” printed on them. 

Like this in Facebook to give Gracie a pat on the back for an effort well done!

Also on the North Shore Optimist Club Facebook page is information about the Shooting Star Fundraiser, Youth Appreciation Night, and more. Support your fellow Optimist Club members by liking their page. And please, add your Facebook page in the comments here or on the PNW Optimist District Facebook page so that we can be sure to follow your club too. 

Thanks Robert for checking in! 

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