On a hot and sunny Sunday, August 10, your Delta Naturalists’ Society set up our hands-on Display at Ladner Memorial Park for the 6th annual Delta Community Animal Shelter (DCAS) Animal Expo. It was our first time displaying at this event, and Terry Carr organized a very exciting array of artifacts, photos, games and other paraphernalia to inform, educate and entertain all ages of visitors. I was really proud of our Display. Check out Terry’s photo evidence at https://picasaweb.google.com/113357506005013094897.
Roger and Terry picked up the stuff at our storage locker at Centennial Beach and I met them at the Park at 8:45 a.m. to help set-up. Roger’s “modified” van worked perfectly. We set up our nice red Tent (needs a minor repair) at our designated spot No. 27 under a tree in the middle of the Park near the Sprinkler Pool. It was a great location, and Roger’s little table for the Kids’ Colouring was a neat added feature. The hands-on basket, two skins Wolf & Bear, new Guess Boxes were the usual hits. We had lots of interested kids and parents pass by.
We were fortunate to have helpful and interested Volunteers providing guidance. Valerie, Jane, Otto and Elizabeth had fun shifts monitoring the booth for stages between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Our visitors including Rose & Dylan, and Julian with Mom Sandra, and Janan were suitably and justifiably impressed with our DNS presentation. Of course Terry and Roger did their yeoman’s work in putting it all together and guiding us all. We three took down the Display at 4:00 p.m. and left it in Roger’s van, ready to unload next Saturday, August 16 evening for the Starry Night event at Deas Island Park.
We could use more Volunteers for this event as well as the Richmond Raptor Festival the next day, Sunday, August 17. Please let me or Terry know. These events are fun, and “no experience required”. Cheers: Tom
Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists’ Society