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Community Connections a Success

Vancouver Island - The April 5th Community Connections Fair was a success and it is all due to the combined efforts and support of community members, local businesses and organizations, and the volunteers and non-profit organizations that serve our communities.

We were able to offer an assortment of food ranging from fresh muffins and fruit to delectable tofu pockets and fresh vegetables and it was all made possible with support from the following businesses and organizations: Tofino Coffee Co., Green Soul Organics, Seaview Communications, Tofino Co-op, Sobo Restaurant, Jupiter Juice Bar and Bakeshop, Solidarity Snacks, Far West Foods Group, Common Loaf Bake Shop, Ucluelet Co-op, Gray Whale Deli, Yuulu il at Government, Alan McCarthy, Tamara Nelson, Lisa McKnight-Yeates and Gerry Kervin.Door prizes were also drawn throughout the event, with the grand prize being a trip for two to Hot Springs Cove and it is with thanks to:Chocolate Tofino, Friends of Clayoquot Sound, House of Himwitsa, Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centre, Kwisitis Feast House, Live to Surf, Long Beach Surf Shop, Mermaid Tales Book Shop, Sea Wench Naturals, Seaview Communications, Surf Sister, The Crow's Nest, Tofino Sea Kayaking, Tofino Tea Bar, Treehouse Gift Shop, Tuff Beans, Ucluelet People's Drug Mart and Westside Surf School.A special thanks to the 32 local organizations that shared their excellent work at the Community Connections Volunteer Fair! We hope the event was a valuable networking opportunity and helped encourage people to volunteer with your organization.A huge thanks to the Westerly Newspaper and Long Beach Radio, which helped to promote and share information on the event.We also wouldn't have been able to pull off this event as smoothly without the volunteer support of our Leadership Vancouver Island group members and their family members: Lee Macnamee, Venita Chow, Jeneva Touchie, Eli McDonell, Gillian Nicol, Jeremy Steen and Kyle Kervin - thank you all for coming out and lending a helping hand! Last, but not least, we would like to thank the great citizens of our local communities for your support by stopping in and checking out all the wonderful non-profit and volunteer organizations that serve our communities. We hope that you enjoyed yourself while visiting all of us at the Community Connections Volunteer Fair and we hope that you made some new friends and made some new connections.Respectfully, Suzanne Williams, Brittney Fehr, Lily Burke, Leah Ungstad, Sara McArthur, Tammy Dorward & Dan Lewis, Leadership Vancouver Island, West Coast Chapter - Team Iisaak

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