Berwick Qualicum Beach resident George Olson and active living co-ordinator Denene Derksen, left, present a $3,750 cheque to Society of Organized Services District 69 executive director Susanna Newton on April 27. (Lissa Alexander Photo)

Berwick Qualicum Beach resident George Olson and active living co-ordinator Denene Derksen, left, present a $3,750 cheque to Society of Organized Services District 69 executive director Susanna Newton on April 27. (Lissa Alexander Photo)

Berwick Qualicum Beach donates proceeds from book sale to Society of Organized Services

Cheque for $3,750 presented to SOS to support seniors programs

A book created by the residents of Berwick Qualicum Beach, Our Wild and Precious Lives: Wisdom and Wit from the Heart of Berwick Qualicum Beach, has been a hot seller.

It was launched in January and 100 per cent of the sales of the book that features 30 residents’ collective stories from the Second World War to reflections of life during this pandemic and everything in between, has been donated to the Society of Organized Services District 69 to support seniors programs.

RELATED: Qualicum Beach seniors pen stories of resilience

A cheque totalling $3,750 cheque was recently presented to SOS executive director Susanna Newton by Berwick resident and writer George Olson and active living co-ordinator Denene Derksen.

Local shops that supported the fundraiser and sold the books included Mulberry Bush Book Store, Alcove Homegrown Living, the Old School House Arts Centre, the gift shop at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre and Berwick Qualicum Beach.

The residents at Berwick Qualicum Beach are already talking about a second edition.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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