Gateway Gazette

Project Green Day – Black Diamond

By Tanya Thibodeau & Pam Jones

If you’ve never experienced first hand the feeling of “community” I recommend you mark your calendars for the Project Green Day event for next year. For that matter, why wait, keep your eyes peeled for other community opportunities in the Gateway Gazette and even around Facebook, it’s well worth it.

Not only was this one for a great cause, but what a terrific opportunity to mingle and visit with our neighbours, meet new people and see the backbone of community at work.

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Volunteers gathered behind the Scott Seaman Outdoor Rink in Black Diamond at 9 o’clock Saturday morning and fanned out from there to vairous locations to gather the winter’s garbage.

When all the work was done they came back to a delicious BBQ lunch provided by the Foothills Lions Club – thanks Lion Barry and Lion Don for a great job of cooking again this year.

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Barb Froud also provided a few pictures of the tree planting that took place, saying “We received the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Tree Planting Grant for $2500 with support from all the units from 1st Diamond Valley (Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Rangers) and 1st Square Butte (Sparks and Brownies).  We partnered with the Town of Black Diamond and together purchased $5000 worth of trees.  The girls planted the Spruce trees south of the outdoor rinks in Black Diamond on Project Green Day and the remainder of the trees (Crab Apple) will be planted in local parks over the next few weeks.”

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Girls from Left to Right –  Avery Takatch, Alison Burritt, Kamyl Hornung, Bridget Bates (girl facing away), plus a friend of Alison’s that she brought along to get her interested in Guiding.

Further information about the grant can be found here:

http://www.girlguides.ca/WEB/GGC/Programs/Specialized_Programming/Tree_Planting/GGC/Programs/Specialized_Programming/Tree_Planting.aspx?hkey=2ab52f31-43c7-49ca-9ed8-19011ffd2442

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