BioBlitz Benefit Success – Our Thanks!

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society would like to extend sincere thanks to all community members who came out to support our recent BioBlitz Benefit; thank you!

64 dinners were served and the stars of the evening were the Cortes youth who cooked and served them with zeal! A forest full of thanks to: Seren, Molina, Nadia, Lily, Seamus, Kaysha, Bella, Josh, Lilly, Sophia, Ezra, Angus, Katie, Laara and Nola!We love you!

There’s always someone who spearheads an event – our heartfelt thanks to Lillian Noland, who ran with the lion’s share of the work from inception to the final sweep!

Solid thanks to the rock solid kitchen support from Mary Lavelle, Sujon, Kirsten, Billie, Lucky & Belle! And those oh sooooooo many dishes; sudsy thanks to Andrew, Caleb, Mary Clare and Bill!

Stellar thanks to the Floathouse Restaurant staff, for the serious kitchen support and Gorge Harbour Marina for their -over the top- generous food donations!

And then there was the silent auction… sincere thanks to all bidders and our donors: Verdiblue, Brilliant by the Bay B/B, Bill Wheeler, Amy Newsom Design, Andy Ellingsen, Linnaea Farm and TwinComm! Special thanks to Jeramie for making the auction happen!

Gorge Hall was filled with music & dancing until late evening and our foot-stomping thanks go to Kesu with Luke & Robbie Noland and Roadside Rattle! Scotty was on sound… thanks Scotty!

Smilin’ Tom packed away the tables & chairs with us at the end of the evening; thanks Tom!

Humble thanks to all the unseen, voluntary, quietly offered little extras that folks spontaneously contributed to make it all work!

Last but by no means least, final thanks to the Whaletown Community Club and good old Gorge Hall… for holding the space!

This great community evening has successfully raised the funds to bring professional natural history expertise to our upcoming 2017 BioBlitz in the Children’s Forest; yahoooooooooo!
so… get ready to BioBlitz, April 28, 29, 30!!!!

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