Harbour Days in Masset was great!

  • May. 22, 2006 8:00 p.m.

By Jana McLeod–The votes are in and the overwhelming consensus is that the weekend was another incredible accomplishment on the parts of all our volunteers for Harbour Days.
Commencing with the dance Friday (with sold out tickets) you couldn’t help but enjoy the whole atmosphere. The only complaint I would have (I always find the black lining, it’s part of my charm) is that I got there too late to hear “Roxy Roller” so when I asked for it as one of the last dances I got “not again!” The band was, as usual, playing some wonderful music and I look forward to their next dance at the legion, save me a ticket Ethel!
The police and fire departments and the hospital were well represented blowing off a little steam away from the awesome jobs all these great people do in the community, a well-deserved break! I cannot say enough about our marvellous people volunteering their time for needs within our communities. The palliative care team and firemen have a special place for us all and we ought to be thanking these giving people more but the beauty of it is that’s not what motivates their hearts (did I mention I love our Haida Gwaii?) Hope you all raised tons of moola for the cause!
The lady who won the 50/50 draw, I’m following my gut and thinking she wouldn’t want to be mentioned but I feel her generosity shouldn’t go unnoticed, gave it back even though it was her birthday! She re-donated the money; over $200 to palliative care, good for you! People like you make the world a better place.
Monty would fit into that category as well, we had decided with barely 60 dollars raised between the two motorcyclists the money would just go for gas this year, but Monty wanted no part of that! All the funds went to Sandy who has been raising money for medical expenses for Keith and Leona Clow.
Sandy has been hard at work arranging ways to make money for the couple that has hit a rough patch and her last efforts paid off in a big way. The looney auction pulled in almost $900 and Sandy wanted to say a huge howa to our extraordinary citizens for all their support. It’s not too late to get your name in for the 50/50 draw and a raffle for some pretty amazing prizes so drop by her hair salon or call her at 626-9384 for more information on those and other events she will be holding.
The weather cooperated for the most part, until the parade, that is. All the participants who sat in the rain on the various floats deserve a mention for braving the wet and cold, so thank you all for entertaining some of the masses sitting in their warm vehicles.Those who stayed in the elements to watch the procession go by were rewarded with too much candy, some Frisbees, magnets and various other items being given out.
See the Observer Thursday for two pages of pictures from the weekend.

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