Good people made picnic possible

Mascots greet the children and their Teddy bears at the 17th annual Teddy Bear Picnic. -
Mascots greet the children and their Teddy bears at the 17th annual Teddy Bear Picnic.
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NANOOSE BAY — Organizers are thanking all the bears with the hundreds of children who attended this year’s 17th annual Quality Foods Teddy Bear Picnic, Nanoose Days parade and Lions Pancake breakfast.

They wish to thank all their corporate sponsor for their support: the Nanoose Bay Lions, Nanoose Bay Fire Dept., St. Mary’s church, Beacon Christian School, Nanoose Coastal Credit Union, Nanoose Bay Elementary, Nanoose Place Community Hall, the regional district for the use of Jack Bagley Field, Island Golf Cart, Bill Bassard for the parade volunteers, Nanoose Bay Girl Guides, and Nanoose Bay Seniors club.

And a very special thank you to Ready Bake, Weston’s Bread, Maple Leaf Foods, Quaker Foods, Dare, Island Farms, Karma Coffee, Woodgrove Centre, C.O.P.S., Nanaimo Bath Tub Society, PowerSmart and to Wendy, Dee, Tara, Brian, Sandy and Harold, and more than 170 local and Quality Foods volunteers who gave their time to make this year’s Quality Foods Teddy Bear Picnic one of the best ever.

Many thanks to Quality Foods employees who co-ordinate this entire family event.

— Submitted by Ken Bowerman, manager QF Nanoose Bay

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