October 03, 2009

Autumn 2009 Edmonds Clean Sweep

We couldn't have asked for a better morning for the 2009 Autumn Edmonds Clean Sweep. It was sunny and cool, with crisp autumn air invigorating the volunteers. Organized by the Edmonds Town Centre Business & Community Association, Clean Sweeps take place the first Saturday in May and the first Saturday in October in the Edmonds area of southeast Burnaby.

I'm in my second year as prez of the organization, so it was my pleasure to welcome and thank participants. We had a great turnout, and I'll attempt to list participants here, in no particular order:

  • South Burnaby Neighborhood House
  • Eastburn Community Centre staff
  • District 3 RCMP and community policing volunteers
  • Byrne Creek Streamkeepers
  • Burnaby Firefighters
  • MP Peter Julian
  • MLA Raj Chouhan
  • Councillor Paul McDonell
  • Councillor Nick Volkow
  • RCMP Superintendant Rick Taylor
  • Burnaby Anti-Graffiti Coordinator Kathy Wipf
  • Dozens of citizens from the community
  • Rosewood Printers for beautiful poster design

Here are some photos I took of the fun event.

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Eastburn Community Centre on Edmonds St.

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Volunteers pulling trash pails apart

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Gearing up in safety vests, gloves

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Pickers 'n pails

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Sharps boxes and anti-graffiti supplies

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RCMP and community policing volunteers

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The boys hit the street

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The gals patrol the pavement

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Targeting graffiti

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RCMP taking out the trash

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Firefighters charity volunteers fire up the grill

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Councillor Paul McDonell

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Councillor Nick Volkow leads a street gang

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MLA Raj Chouhan hangs with some kids

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MP Peter Julian with Eastburn staffer Leanna Rostron

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MP Peter Julian put his back into it

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Association Secretary Joyce Rostron (l) and buddy

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Self-portrait in community centre window

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And the cutest shoes in town!

Posted by Paul at October 3, 2009 06:10 PM