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协会接连组织二次公益活动,颇有回味!协会一方面让大家有机会舒发热情,奉献社会,结交朋友,另一方面悄悄地也让我们在社会舞台亮了相,二次的总人数超过100来人,每一次都是一批穿着‘红T恤’的老年朋友们在‘独领风骚’,你要不‘刮目相看’也难!在地球清洁日那天,大约有40个社团和个人参加,而我们是唯一的华人社团,很多议员都会放下所有工作去检垃圾,这个公益活动也真受关注,难怪,我们的好朋友,老师Mike 在转发我们活动照片时说:

Gentlemen: I am forwarding a couple of E-mails I just received from Yuhua Tang (many thanks, Yuhua!), because I thought you would be interested in seeing the community participation by the Oakville Jiu-Jiu Association in the Earth Day clean-up of the Iroquois Ridge Community park last Saturday. After the completion of the clean-up, their members repaired to the Iroquois Ridge Senior Centre for refreshments, both nutritious and choral!I would particularly draw your attention to the huge group photo, which is in the second E-mail I’ll be sending. Next Earth Day I think I’ll try to convince Ralph Robinson and Alan Johnston to lay on an Oakville Transit bus to bring the Jiu-Jiu Association to Bronte for the morning!! Regards,

(先生们!我转发这些我刚收到的email,我想你们会有兴趣看到上星期在IRCC地球清洁日那天Oakville 99 在社区的那种参与,在清理任务完全完成后,他们在老年活动室里唱歌,享用茶点的休闲!我特别想请你们注意那张庞大成员的集体照。来年的地球清洁日,我认为要让拉尔夫和阿伦意识到需要安排一辆大巴士,一早就把99协会的人马拉到省立公园!麦克.兰斯堂)

我们HMC的雪诺布是这样说的: Shinobu: Thank you very much for sharing wonderful pictures. You guys did great job cleaning up the area! What a great initiative!
(十分感谢你让我能分享这些精彩的照片,你们那些伙计们所清理的那片区域是干了一件伟大的事情,多好的倡议!)

议员汤姆说:
Hi Mike, Thanks for sharing and I know everyone in the area sends a big thank you for the clean up. Best regards, Tom
(嗨,麦克,谢谢你给我分享这些照片,哪些人我都认识,要为他们的清理工作送上一个大大的感谢。至敬礼,汤姆)
而这次活动的推手,和平,生态和人权社团主任史提芬在当天晚上发来的感谢信是这样写的: Dear coordinator of an earth week clean up nature site, Congratulations on a job well done! Thank you very much for all of your excellent contributions to the success of our 23rd annual clean up in Oakville held today, Saturday, April 26, 2014. The community is very fortunate to be home to so many people who care so much about the local natural environment and are willing to staff a location to be cleaned up each year………. I have just returned home after visiting most all locations cleaned up today and I am so impressed with the dedication expressed by all coordinators…………. There was a substantial volume of garbage collected by today’s clean up volunteers. I estimate that there were approximately 440 bags of garbage filled in total by everyone. Also, there were sizable quantities of metal pieces removed from our green spaces today. In addition, there was a preponderance of pails, buckets, blue boxes and gardening materials dragged to the curb for removal. Just a tremendous job done by all; I cannot reiterate enough what a joy it is to work with you as we strive to meet our four goals of promoting awareness and respect for local nature and waterways, beautifying our community, protecting biodiversity, engaging our neighbours and encouraging students to make the environment a high priority in their lives…….. I hope you enjoy the rest of this weekend. Thanks again for your earth week clean up efforts!

Sincerely, Stephen Dankowich, executive director, Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights

 (亲爱的各清理区协调员们,祝贺大家已经出色的完成了任务!今天我们成功地举办了第23届地球清理日的活动,十分感谢大家,我们的社区是十分幸荣居住着那么多能够如此关心本地自然环境的居民,他们将是今后年度清理队伍的主力….
我刚从各清理区回来,那些协调员那种奉献精神让我留下深刻印象。由义务劳动者收集的垃圾有440袋,当然也清理了那些放在路边的桶,篮,箱和院子里的一些丢弃物。
我不得不再次地说,我有多高兴和你们一起努力达到了我们提出的四个目标:提高了尊重自然区和水域的意识;美化了我们的社区,保护生态环境;鼓励邻里们和学生们的参与意识;让环境意识在生活中是一个优先因素。…
祝愿大家周末愉快,再一次感谢大家在地球清理日所作的努力!
您真诚的史蒂夫.丹考维奇)
协会紧接着在五月十日组织大家去贝壳公园的植树,原来打算坐公交车去,还专门坐车去体验一下,大约要一个半小时,还得能扣得上换车的,星期六车少,而且天气预报还有雨,,老孙特地发了通知要大家带雨具,关照大家没地方上厕所,这事真有点揪心!还好,那协会经理答应给我们租一辆车(其实他们经费也挺紧的)天气也竟变好了!那天我们有43
位老年朋友参加其中就有二位老师自己买票化了一个半小时自己坐公交赶过来,许多人都已是耄耋至年,那种精神非常人能理解!
奥克维尔绿色联合会会长凯伦在第二天写来了感谢信,她说: Thank you Yuhua. Your group was very energetic and we accomplished lots on Saturday! I will speak with Liz about coming to meet with you to share more about Oakvillegreen. Regards, Karen

(谢谢你们,你们的团队是非常有活力,你们完成了星期六那块场地的任务!我会和丽兹一起来拜访你们,分享我们更多的绿色奥克维尔的活动)
奥克维尔绿色联合会合作部经理丽兹来写说:
Thanks very much to your group for coming out to help with the Shell Park planting. It was very much appreciated and I hope they enjoyed it. With their help we were able to plant 350 native trees and shrubs. It was a wonderful gift to give to future generations.
All the best, Liz Benneian Manager, Partnership Programs Oakville green Conservation Association
(非常感谢你们的团队到贝壳公园来帮助我们植树,那是非常令人赏识的,我希望他们也很喜欢。
在你们帮助下我们能够种植了350株本地树苗和灌木。这是一件极好的留个下一代的礼物。
至敬礼丽兹.貝尼婭

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