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LETTER: Keeping tabs on Quesnel charity

Volleyball program and guide dogs helped at once with cans and pull-tabs

Two organizations raising money for worthy causes at the same time - how great is that?

The Quesnel Cobras volleyball team was raising money with a bottle drive to cover their costs. They also helped one of our projects supporting BC/Alberta Guide Dogs.

The Order of the Eastern Star (Cariboo Chapter 71) appealed to their good nature and asked them to save the pull-tabs from their can donations. Even though it was a cold, windy day, the enthusiastic athletes and their parents managed to contribute a great amount of tabs.

Pull tabs have become difficult to pull off. One parent actually had a large blood blister from doing this. They still managed to pull 17.5 pounds and contribute this to our worthy cause. The pull-tabs are sold to an aluminum dealer and the monies given to BC/Alberta Guide Dogs.

We would like to thank the Quesnel Cobras for their efforts and tell them how much we appreciate all their work.

Our Order of the Eastern Star has issued a “Star Wars” challenge to Williams Lake, Princess Pine Chapter No.67 and Prince George, Nechako Chapter No.40 to see who could collect the most pull-tabs by March 31, all to support the training of therapy dogs. These dogs are trained from puppies to help those with PTSD, the blind, autistic children and adults, and those in need.

Here’s hoping Quesnel will rise to the challenge and donate their tabs. If you have any you would like to donate, please call 250-992-5875 or message me. I will gladly pick them up.

Honey Affleck

Worthy Matron

Cariboo Chapter No.71

Order of the Eastern Star

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Frank Peebles

About the Author: Frank Peebles

I started my career with Black Press Media fresh out of BCIT in 1994, as part of the startup of the Prince George Free Press, then editor of the Lakes District News.
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