Thanks to Easter volunteers

Dear Westerly, I would like to take a moment and with hopes a bit of space in your paper to share my sincere appreciation and thanks to the members of our community who offer support and time for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Thank you to the Westerly Newspaper, without your support we would not have a mechanism to get the message out about the egg hunt and the support required. Thank you for creating and contributing the ad space for this event.

Thank you to the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce for your continual and colorful posts, we so appreciate your ongoing support.

Ocean Pet Supplies’ Carla Anderson has assisted with this event for the past 5 years. Carla helps to generate donations and makes many trips outside of Ucluelet to locate the mass quantities of eggs to make the hunt a success. Carla you are amazing! How many eggs, is often the biggest question asked?. Hiding inside the nearly 4000 plastic eggs was 12,000 foil wrapped eggs and countless bundles of Jelly Beans plus over 100 non-candy gifts.

The team at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort (Peter Larkin, Shelly LaRose, Christina Jolicoeur, Rena Nitsui, Scott Mitchell, Natalie Syssoloff, Danielle Stothers, Kyle Dearman, Melissa Boucha) along with the helpful hands of a few volunteers; Sandy Rantz, Denise Stoddard, Dan Mose, Marcel Midlane, TJ & Sanam Schmaltz, Janelle Christopher and Bill Embury, all patiently stuffed each egg in preparation. Your support and kindness is so appreciated. Thank you for your eagerness to assist with this project, so incredible. A special thanks to Chef Ceri Wackett for keeping us fed, simply fantastic! None of this would be possible without the thoughtful and plentiful donations from our community… (if you were missed from the list please do let me know… some items were dropped off at different locations without information provided – we appreciated the donations and to you a big shout out of thanks) To the following businesses and individuals, thank you for your very kind and plentiful donations: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Ocean Pet Supplies, Shelly LaRose & Bill Embury, Natalie Sysoloff & Dan Mose, Carol, Jigger’s, Barry’s Drugs, Judy Gray/Remax, Coast Capital Credit Union, Sandy Rantz, Grey Whale Deli, District of Ucluelet, Kyle Dearman & Melissa Boucha, Four Spice and our local RCMP Members. To the early morning egg hiders….Rena Nitsui, Carla Anderson, Melissa Boucha, Peter Larkin and Jamie Carson (Icon) who has made hiding Easter Eggs a skill and not a task; Thank you and I think the Easter Bunny has already renewed your contract for next year! To all the wonderful families that braved the uncertainty of the weather, the kids who offered so much thanks and appreciation for every cherished egg they took home; you are all so wonderful and make doing this event so enjoyable.

From everyone at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort and Ocean Pet Supplies… we thank you, our wonderful community for all of your support throughout the entire year. Ukee, you Rock!

Adele Larkin

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

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