Hey everyone… WE MADE IT!
This may be one of the most exciting announcements of 2018 for us at the Sunnybrae Community Association. On behalf of the Sunnybrae Community, we are extremely pleased to share with you that we have now reached our fundraising goal for our “Raise the Roof” Project!
What does this mean? As a Community project originally started by SCA President Sharda Murray-Kieken, “Raise the Roof” aims to bring a new lease of life to the Sunnybrae Community Hall through building a fixed roof structure over the outdoor patio. This space has already been enjoyed on many an occasion. From the Plant & Book Sales, Halloween BBQ Celebrations and Music Jams to Family Gatherings and Wedding Celebrations; our Community have all braved the weather in the name of fun.
Of course none of this would have been possible without the support, hard work, dedication, volunteerism and generosity of so many people in this Community, so cue the Thank You roll!
Thank you to all board members of the Sunnybrae Community Association, past and present, for their diligent volunteer work: planning fundraisers, donating food and goodies at countless events, applying for grants, and generally striving to keep Sunnybrae a Community for all.
Thanks to Linda Franklin for providing the drawings for this project and giving us a vision to aim for. A huge thanks to the CSRD and Area C Director Paul Demenok for their support and commitment to our vision and to Greg Kyllo, our MLA for the Shuswap, for believing in us. Both have provided significant support in making this project achievable.
Thanks to the Sunnybrae Seniors Hall, the Tappen Sunnybrae Fire Department and the Sunnybrae Coffeehouse for their continuous fundraising support and assistance over the years.
To all the local businesses who contributed prize giveaways, made donations and supported events: Arts Council for the South Shuswap, Karate Club, Badminton Club, Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery, Sunnybrae Bible Camp, Hudson Vintage, Day Tripper Knits, Power Auto Body, Acorn Music, The Shuswap Pie Company, EcoTreats, The Candy Vault, Doughboyz Pizza, Prisa Lighting, Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Melissa Treleaven, Tim Hortons, Braby Motors, Martina’s Classic Barber Shoppe, Askew’s Foods and Panago Pizza. And once again thanks to the Shuswap Scoop for keeping us all connected!
To the musicians who played our fundraisers and made contributions: Denis Severino and the Sam Gleaves Concert, The Willy Gaw Band, Seal Skull Hammer, The Salmon Armenians, Birchbark, Doc & the Disorderlies, Chicken-Like Birds, Sons of Bitumen and Steph Clifford.
And finally, thank you to the Community of Sunnybrae and surrounding areas, for your generous personal donations and turning up in support of these fundraisers, time after time. It really all adds up!
With a planned build for late Spring 2018, it shouldn’t be long before we can all enjoy this Community meeting space, rain or shine. We hope to celebrate with a Community BBQ later in the year, so stay tuned for an invite 🙂
For updates on the project and more info on what’s going on here in Sunnybrae, check out our website: www.sunnybraecommunityassociation.com, or Like/Follow us on Facebook: “Sunnybrae Community Association”.