Our Super Community Winner: Eagle Point Town Home Complex

October 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

As many of you may have seen on last night’s Global BC News broadcast, Eagle Point was named BC’s Super Community.

Eagle Point exemplified the best of what a community can be: coming together during times of adversity.  In the past 10 years, several children from this community have had serious health issues and have been treated at BC Children’s Hospital.  The most difficult time for this community came in the fall of 2007, when three children, all neighbours, were fighting for their lives at BC Children’s Hospital.

“That was a time when the complex really came together like a family, and did whatever they could to help these families get through a crisis,” says Colin Wood from Eagle Point.  “We felt a need to take care of our friends and neighbours while they put their energy, emotion and life into caring for their children.”

Unfortunately, our TV recorder went down last night, so I don’t have video for you today – I will, however have to by tomorrow or you can watch Global BC’s News Hour to see the story. In the meantime, check out all their submissions.

A big shout out to our Super Kid: Alex Suter

Alex Suter, age 13, was nominated as the ‘Super Kid’ by Suzanne Dunbar, mom of Quinn who passed away after battling cancer in December of 2008. Alex was a great friend to Quinn during his short life and helped to raise funds for the family and keep their hope alive. After Quinn passed away she took the initiative to make stuffed bears for oncology patients. Her goal was to make 15-20 bears and she raised enough to make 78 bears. I spoke to a mom just this past weekend whose daughter, Megan, received one of these bears from Alex, and could still remember the joy it brought to Megan and other kids like her. Although Alex has lost her good friend she hasn’t lost her willingness to help others. She still stays in touch with the family and sets a great example, through her good actions, for other young people.

Best School Spirit goes to: Muriel Mould Primary School, Burn’s Lake BC

On October 14, the school celebrated their first ‘Superhero’ Day for BC Children’s Hospital. Students raised funds by selling frozen yogurt and teachers and students dressed up as Superheroes! The school has been inspired by Natalie Davis, 2 years old, who is the grand-daughter of their Assistant Superintendent, and has been a patient at BC Children’s Hospital since she was 6 months old. Natalie was features in posters that the school made to inspire kids from the north that have to travel to Vancouver for treatment. What made this school stand out the most, was their ability to come together as a community and embrace the Superhero theme, show off their kids, and fundraising, and fun-loving spirit.

See pictures of their submissions.

Best Community Picture goes to the Grade 2/3 class at Errington Elementary School in Errington, BC.

As you may have seen in a previous blog entry, the Errington kids did a great job showing how much they love their city. The Super Community judges loved all the great drawings so much that they couldn’t pick just one of these thoughtful pictures, so they are giving the award to the entire class.  

Top Fundraising Community: Vernon 10×10

Again, as you may have seen in an earlier entry, Vernon 10×10 has an inspired fundraising plan. The goal is achievable – just ask 10 people to give a gift to BC Children’s Hospital, and in turn, as those 10 people to reach out to their contacts and ask 10 people to give. In a very short period of time, with little effort on an individual’s part, you have hundreds of people participating.

The strategy paid off and they were able to raise $625 within the four week duration of the Search for a Super Community program.

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