Under the Sea – Friends of the Library host annual fundraising Dinner for the BUPL

The Friends of the Library hosted their annual fundraising Dinner for the BUPL (Bonnechere Union Public Library) on April 27 2013. This year’s theme was “Under the Sea”

This is the first time we were asked to participate and the evening was really fun! The Legion was transformed in to an under water oasis  and looked fantastic. Some of the attendees wore costumes and the decorations which was the work of a team of helpers were really AMAZING!

The Greek God Poseidon who was portrayed by Chris Hinsperger owner of the Bonnechere Caves made and appearance and presided over the evening…(Great Job Chris!)

The decorations were AMAZING!

The decorations were AMAZING!

George from Frisco’s was on hand serving freshly sautéed shrimp along with a selection of dishes and salads that were made by the Friend of the Library Volunteers.  It was obvious the food was enjoyed by all!

The annual fundraising dinner hosted by The Friends of the Library to support the Bonnechere Union Public Library was enjoyed by everyone who attended.

The annual fundraising dinner hosted by The Friends of the Library to support the Bonnechere Union Public Library was enjoyed by everyone who attended.

Bonnechere Valley Township Mayor Jennifer Murphy (whose costume was an adorable tiara with the letter “C” …get it?) presented Judy Sauvé with a volunteer award for all her hard work with the many local organizations she is proud to be part of.  Judy accepted the award to a standing ovation!  Now that is Valley Pride!

The evening entertainment was provided by The Red Shoes.

Both wearing their cool Red Shoes, the performed a great selection of Under the Sea music.

Both wearing their cool Red Shoes, they performed a great selection of Under the Sea music.

 There were games to entertain guests with prizes, and a silent auction.  We enjoyed ourselves and so did everyone we spoke with.  If you have not attended the annual dinner before we recommend you plan on attending next year.  It is not only a fun evening it is really a great cause  to support our local library

I know we can’t wait to see the decorations next year, we are told they get better every year.

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Special Treasures Photography win Two Judge’s Choice Awards – Ottawa Valley Photographers

For me as a photographer it is very gratifying when a photo you take is noticed, it is even cooler when you start your day with an e-mail to say that one of your images received an award! We post a few images on View Bug every couple of months, and this morning we received an e-mail saying:

Hi SpecialTreasures,

You are a Rockstar! Your photo ACW2c (228)w was selected by the judges as one of their favorite photos.

It was a photo we titled “With this Ring…”

How cool is that!

With this Ring...selected by the judges as one of their favorite photos!

With this Ring…selected by the judges as one of their favorite photos!

Back in March the judges also selected on of our photos for their “Two Thumbs Up” Award.

In March 2013 "Hold my Heart" was selected by the judges as one of their favorites and received The two Thumbs Up Award

In March 2013 “Hold my Heart” was selected by the judges as one of their favorites and received The Two Thumbs Up Award

It just feels really cool to have your photographs noticed, even if it is just on a small scale…We all have to start somewhere!