Congratulations to Linda Saunders, a longtime volunteer with the Burnaby-based Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C., who was recently named one of the city's local heroes. Saunders has been volunteering with the association for 21 years, helping injured and orphaned wildlife.
According to the association, Saunders goes above and beyond her volunteer duties of feeding and cleaning. She worked on an outdoor facility for orphaned ducklings and she solicits donations of equipment worth thousands of dollars.
"Linda has so much knowledge and experience from her years of working here, I call her my boss," said volunteer coordinator Stefanie Broad. "She has been a huge contributor to the success of the Wildlife Rescue Association, and we are so thrilled that her efforts are going to be recognized by the city.
Saunders was awarded at special city hall ceremony on Monday, Nov. 5
FOOD NEEDED FOR HOMELESS
The Burnaby Homeless Task Force is looking for donations to help feed the homeless. The food will be served at Burnaby's only homeless shelter, which opens between October and April, and only when the weather is too cold or wet for people to stay outside. Lookout Emergency Aid Society runs the shelter, and they are asking for home-cooked or canned goods.
"Stews are great, something we can bring out and throw into a pot," said Dave Brown from Lookout. "Soups, stews etc., and we are always looking for staple foods, like tomato sauce."
To donate, call Brown at 778-288-8887.
GUIDES HOST TEA
Local Girl Guides are hosting a fair on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1 to 3: 30 p.m. at the South Burnaby United Church Hall. There will be Christmas crafts, kids' activities, baking, a silent auction and tea. The church hall is at 7551 Gray Ave.