Gord Winter & Cowboy worked as security and crowd control, approx. 300 people filled gymnasium for live music. We met lots of great people and recruited some new volunteers & customers. Music was awesome, after clean-up Gord & I left around 1:30 am.
We need about 6 Kinsmen (4 bare minimum) to install banners on 3 overpasses. Meet at 11:00 am at the small shoopping plaza corner of Crowchild Tr. and 54 Ave SW (SE corner). We can install one banner there and then hopefully split up and install the other two. The weather should be much better by then. Fellowship to follow if desired.
Dan and Mark J visited seacan on Saturday Feb 11th to collect banners, supplies and tools. Only one crimper could be found. Mark found super low-coast cable at Acklands ($30 vs twice that at Rona/Home Depot). On Sunday Feb 12th the banner install went very well (warm 5 C weather helped). Dan, Mark, newbie Ron Drost and Matt met at 54th Ave SW and Crowchild pedestrian overpass to hang the first banner. It coincidentally had the correct date for the Foodbank drive Feb 25th on it. Plan was to use that as training session for anyone new but too few Kinsmen appeared so decision was made to stay together as a group. For future years this is a great plan to follow. The task requires almost four per group. Matt once again did very little actual labour so you can get by with three. 162 Ave SE and Mcleod (Shawnessy) pedestrian overpass was hung second. And the 10th Ave NW and Crowchild Trail ped overpass was hung third. The crew retired to the Wildrose Brewery at Currie Barracks afterwards.
TEAM KIN - Matt, Silas, Dan, Cowboy, Graham arrived for early shift 5:30am prep talk, then down to man phones at 6am. Slow start to shift then donations increased during the power hour- and during Paul Brandt's live songs. Coffee/ donuts/ muffins etc... lots of great humor even that early we were true KIn ! Leslie Horton was doing live spots every 15 minutes for Global breakfast show. Tons of photos, good feelings of a job well done.