John Scull is a veteran volunteer of the Nature Centre. After surviving a serious medical emergency earlier this year John bounced right back into his volunteer role. This week John and his partner Linda trained our new student camp counselors on the fine art of communication and teaching children. In fact John has mentored, taught, and guided thousands of youth in his long career. We really appreciate John’s dedication and the extensive skill set he brings to our organization!
The Peninsula Co op recently donated $5000 to our school programs at the Nature Centre! That means over 350 students from the Valley will learn about their watershed and its marine residents through hands on activities based in Cowichan Bay. We thank the Co op for their dedication to building a solid future for our kids by giving back to their community!
Volunteer of the Month GAIL MITCHELL says “If you are interested in doing some volunteer work in the community, the Estuary Nature Centre is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours a week.” An impressive building with a 180 degree view of the Estuary, Gail encourages anyone interested in our natural environment to join the team and enjoy the Centre. As a life-long nature lover, Gail knows the importance of this Estuary ecosystem. She finds it rewarding to share this with weekend visitors and to learn more always.
Sponsor of the Month: COW BAY PUB
Restaurants serving seafood understand the need for a healthy estuary. That’s why our local watering hole has donated $300 towards the renovation of our Coho Salmon exhibit in the Nature Centre. Thank you to Chris Killam and staff for hosting our Beer and Burger fundraiser on June 18th (Father’s Day!). If you love the Pub, please write a comment below. http://baypub.ca/
Pharmacists know about health care so Thomas at Pharmasave knows that the Cowichan Estuary also needs health care. Our first Nature Centre sponsor of the year, Thomas will help Cowichan Valley students to learn how to help nature help us. Thanks, Pharmasave! http://pharmasave.com
If you too want to sponsor kids in nature, please call Centre Manager Todd Carnahan at 250 746 0227.
People like NATASHA AYERS keep your nature centre open to the public. Volunteer of the Month Award goes to Natasha for co ordinating a two-month yoga flight at the Centre, raising $500 for our school programs! THANK YOU to all the yoga instructors that shared their time and expertise! Our volunteer teachers are: Sadie Bartram, Asrael Zemenick, Emma Jane, Sheri Glenwright, Leah Gough, Maureen Briglio, Annika VanHell, Paulina Kee, and Lilian Bianchi. Volunteers make the world go round!Ma