20 years of giving

Order of the Easter Star in Quesnel have been providing gifts to long-term care residents for 20 years

For the past 20 years

For the past 20 years

For the past 20 years, members of the Order of the Eastern Star, Cariboo Chapter #71 have provided gifts for long-term care residents, first in Baker Lodge and now in Dunrovin Park Lodge. For that entire time OES member Bonnie Watson has taken care of the details of this giving activity. Back when Baker Lodge was up and running, activities co-ordinator Doris Stanick would provide a list of names, with specific requests to the membersĀ  of Quesnel’s OES, led by Bonnie. When Baker Lodge closed in 2010, the OES continued the tradition with residents in Dunrovin Park Lodge. Over the past two decades, the Chapter has, on average each year, given 11 individual gift packages covering a variety of needed items along with specific personal requests. The Star Santas do not know the names of their recipients, however, they enjoy giving in the spirit of the season. In the photo, Bonnie Watson, left presents the gift packages to Shannon Paley, a member of the Dunrovin staff.