Hospital Day approaches

  • Apr. 21, 2008 11:00 a.m.

Submitted by Fran Fowler–FIRM project (Functional Item from Recycled Materials) is sparking interest, just what can be made that’s useful and can be made from thrown away materials. Theresa in QC is working on a couple of projects and needs more plastic bags, you can call to arrange pickup at 559- 4691 (oops, lost Theresa’s phone but will get message to her). Quilting Show will be mounted in the hall, high on the walls, so if interested in showing your quilt leave a message for Peg, 559-4301.Andree Elliott has done an amazing job of compiling old Hospital Day photos, we are still looking for more. A video from the 50s has reappeared, special thanks go to Eric Ross and Viv Williams! Some are going up on the webpage; and a show will be running on Hospital Day in the Hall. Decades represented are from the 40s to 2000s and we are still looking, so if you have any photos call Andree or Fran 559-4691.Bayview Market in Port is sponsoring the M&M eating contest with chopsticks World Challenge. Start practising as this one event will be the tie breaker, if needed, in the Community Challenge (teams of 4 people living in one community can challenge to take the trophy from QC; perhaps Sandspit can win it back for the 4th year).Paddy O’Leary is partnered with the Willows for the Golf Chipping Contest, and golf season has started so practice chipping to win a membership.Island Rec. has stepped up to run the 5 km. Walk, run, jog and something new (well maybe it is really old) a Hulaloop contest. Great exercise! Raffles Tickets are out there. Two big ones this year, Air Canada, anywhere they travel in continental North America including Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean; and some fabulous Haida jewelry (thanks so much to the artists), prizes for those who sell the most tickets too. If you want to sell tickets contact Marilyn 559-4301A Lantern Making Workshop with Joanne and Germain is being sponsored for Hospital Day and the Legion Welcome dinner party on Friday June 20. It’s on Sunday May 4 only $10.00, to register 559-4691.Bringing back an old tradition for 2008, Kerri Haybittle is organizing the Beer Garden. Yeah, Sandspit! We are trying to get BC Ferries to change their Kwuna runs for Hospital Day.We still need your help with nominations for the Health Volunteer and Health Employee of the 2008, mail in to Box 166, QC by June 1. As well, we are still accepting funding ideas. Soon we’ll be announcing last year’s big purchase! Margie Colcol Bursary, for students continuing in the Health Care field contact Jenny White 559-4208.Literacy Haida Gwaii is off and running in partnership with Hospital Day, they are running a writing contest for the schools, great prizes, Ipods! As well they are sponsoring the Hospital Day Photo Contest, a picture worth a 1000 words with a twist on the day, so get snapping and tell your story in a photograph! Thanks to Beng and her group.The Auction, something different this year you can donate an item in someone’s name, a way of honouring lost ones or special achievements, the regular twoonie auctions will be fabulous too.Please if you get a call from a Hospital Day committee volunteer, and you simply can’t help them out, try to think of someone else who could. We know making it extra-special this year is using more volunteers.More updates coming soon, 57 days, 56 days,.