Volunteer Appreciation Tea March 27, 2011

On Sunday March 27, the Galiano Health Care Society held a tea at the South Hall  in appreciation of the many volunteers who donate time and energy to offer the best possible health care on the island. We were entertained by Jenny Sterling and Dan Elmes as well as Diane Laronde. Thank you to all the volunteers and let it be known that we are all very grateful to you.

Galiano’s Got Talent- It Sure Does!

Cast of Galiano's Got Talent

Cast of Galiano's Got Talent

I hope you were one of the people in the two sold out shows on the 12th and 13th of February that witnessed the fantastic and often hilarious talent Galiano islanders offered to the community as a fundraiser for the Galiano Health Care Society and Centre. The diversity of acts was impressive. We were at Studio 54 with Ginga’s original electro-funk, a smoky jazz bar with Genny Laronde, stand-up at Yuk-Yuk’s with an autobiographical genius version of her new life as Trustee with Sandy Pottle, and getting a glimpse into the underbelly of Galiano’s social life with Speed Dating Galiano Style.

These are just a few of the wonderful acts that came out to support health care on Galiano and gratitude is what we feel for their efforts to entertain and support us all.

The Health Care Society would like to thank the organizing dream team of Sylvie Beauregard, Jackie Bowers, Margaret Howell and Johanna Newmoon who ensured we saw a quality show from start to finish. We would also like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their support and hard work, without which all this fun and fundraising would not have been possible:

Ed Bejtovic, Shelley Gruendler, Christina Stechishin, Suzanne Laughlin, Paul Leblond, Dave Hutton,
Diona Davies, Ian Maday, Dan Elmes, Kenna Fair, Judy Parrack, Allan Forget, Susan Mackey, Yvonne Coletta, Patti our wonderful bar-keep, Sheila Midgely, Bill Ripley, Sanda Dolph, Board Members of the GHCS, Daystar Market and staff, Mike and Jenny at the Garage, Jim, Lee and staff at Galiano Island Books, and of course all the performers.

We raised a little over $3000 for health care, quite an achievement. Thanks to all who attended, and enjoy these photos of the show provided by Henny Schnare with much thanks.

 

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