|Cpl. Jon Stuart greets four-year-old Oscar Burdge at the|
opening of the Crofton Community Seawalk Extension.
Photo by Jean Ballard (c) 2013
I took the photo at the official opening ceremony of the Crofton Seawalk extension last weekend. The event drew about 150 people and 30 dogs - not bad for our small village - and a number of dignitaries from the Municipality of North Cowichan, of which Crofton is a small but very active part. Crofton received praise from the mayor of North Cowichan, Jon Lefebure, for raising $50,000 toward the extension. He said "It is a great example of what a small community can do in partnership with others." North Cowichan's Parks and Recreation director, Ernie Mansueti, commented "This is just the best. The people here are unbelievable." I couldn't agree more. Crofton has great community spirit and community drive. It's the best place on earth to live.
Here's a few more shots from that very fine day:
|The crowds pour in from Crofton Beach Park|
|Little Oscar wasn't the least bit shy -|
he chatted with everyone!
|We may be a small village,|
but we have a might big pair of scissors!
Mary Beth MacKenzie, from the municipal office, passes them to Mayor Jon Lefebure
|People on the beach below.....|
|And on the seawalk....|
|And along the rail...|
|Everybody and their dogs had a very good time.|
All photos are property of Jean Ballard