Daffodil campaign a big success

First, we extend a big thank you to Gold Pan Hockey Association for their donation of $1,000 to our Daffodil Campaign.  This year’s flower campaign was very successful and raised $11,714.67.  The Daffodil Pin Campaign raised $4,247.  Thank you, Quesnel.

At our April Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, service pins were presented to Gayle Stoddard (5 years – Relay for Life), Tracey Tinkess (5 years – Relay for Life), Gertie Garreau (5 years – Unit Office), Ron Campbell (15 years – Unit), and Vi Martens (20 years – Breast Cancer Support) and Wendy Lea received a Volunteer Achievement Award.

Betty Campbell and Janet Reinsdorf each received a Division Volunteer Award of Excellence and Jean Muir and Ray Peebles accepted a Team Excellence Award on behalf of the Rent-a-Santa/Mrs. Claus Team.

As well, Regional Community Champion Awards were presented to Canadian Tire and Clayton’s Funeral Home for their wonderful support of Relay for Life and the Canadian Cancer Society.  Well done, everyone!

The Canadian Cancer Lodge that will be built along with the Cancer Treatment Centre in Prince George now has $9 million of the $10 million needed to fund its construction.  Building the lodge is scheduled to begin at the end of June this year.

The Lodge is scheduled to open at the same time as the Cancer Clinic – in the fall of 2012.

Representatives of the Northern Region Health Promotion Team presented information to Quesnel City Council in May outlining an Enhanced Tobacco By-Law.  Members of the Quesnel Unit and concerned citizens, are urged to contact City Council members and add their voices to support this initiative.  Information about the proposed by-law is available at our office.

The Quesnel Unit’s June meeting is scheduled for June 8 at noon at our office on Front Street.

Olive Walsh is a volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society’s Quesnel Unit office.