August 19, 2019

Tree Planting for the Future

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The 2019 Telemark tree planting campaign is in the books. Biathlon was well represented with 11 planters on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. Carson MacKenzie and Damon Lawrence from Ntityix Resources guided the flock of eager planters from Nordic and Biathlon programs in this year’s planting extravaganza. Carson even planted some trees for us. Thanks Carson!

Guess what!? Biathlon planted a lot of trees over the course of the weekend, helping out nature a bit with some fresh growth. 1,825 was the final tally for Biathlon. What a great workout too! We even drove past last year’s planting site which is coming in nicely already. The funds raised for Biathlon came to $456.25. Thank you Carson, Kira, Shayne, Rob, Enzo, Steve, Murray, Magnus, Mika, Terry and Tyler.

Thank you Ntityix Resources for this opportunity. Thanks also to the Nordic program chair David Urness for setting up the signup sheets for all. It was a pleasure to work alongside our brothers and sisters from the Nordic program.

Smiles all round. Of course this is the before picture. ha ha!
The Sunday crew L-R Tim, Tristan, Steve (background), Ian, Clayton, Murray and Carson
Pausing for a pic. Sunday was a beautiful day. Saturday too. Cool temps, no bugs and a light breeze.

If you missed out on tree planting, do not despair. We will hold a grocery bagging event at the West Kelowna Superstore on 27 July. More news to follow on the grocery fundraiser so stay tuned!