- Published on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:05
Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association (KBCA) completed its annual clean-up on Saturday, 27 April.
Unexpected among this year's collection was an apple-sized golden "bling" wrist watch found by Lena Kirkham. Mary Steward gathered and wove errant vines into curious garden wreaths as she looked high and low for windblown trash. July Gourley extracted a full sized tent from a Beaverbrook stream. The Wanners were among several families gathering serveral bags of litter. Gail White, Vice President Bethune Condominium helped KBCA event coordinator Ian Stumpf with volunteer registration. The office of Councilor Wilkinson supplied bags and gloves for volunteers.
Nobody quite knows when or who in Kanata started Clean-Up Days. "Neighbourhood volunteers", suggested Gary Sealey, KBCA President. "Beaverbrook is Canada's first site of street-side waste recylcing." "Probably the Eighties" mused KBCA Honorary Director, Fred Boyd.
Come rain or sun, Beaverbrook-ers annually gather winter's waste, bag after bag, and celebrate with sponsored hot dogs, cookies and soft drinks at noon on the last Saturday of April.
An enjoyable community event, a chance to meet neighbours, and good for the environment too!