Canadian Cancer Society area representative Linda Verhoeven asked the Star/Journal to include these photos from the Barriere Bandshell grand opening.
“Without Val Stamer and her family I don’t know how the Cancer Society would exist in Barriere,” said Verhoeven, “They are amazing, and their family manned the Cancer Society booth during the day’s celebrations.”
She notes that Val and Derek’s granddaughters, Brittany and Nicole, helped in the booth as well. “Brittany also manned the table for the daffodil drive, and did face painting in the booth,” said Verhoeven, “She painted little faces from 10:30 a.m. until almost 3 p.m., with just one short break in between.”
Another volunteer at the booth was Barb Morris, who also painted faces throughout the day.
“It’s wonderful to see the next generation following in the Stamer’s footsteps,” said Verhoeven.
She notes that the object of the booth at the Bandhsell celebration was to thank the community for contributing to the Cancer Society’s door-to-door campaign which has just finished, as well as the daffodil drive, fall quilt raffle, and other general donations made over the year.
“The face painting was a huge hit, as were Val’s chocolate chip cookies,” said Verhoeven.
The Barriere Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society was supported by a huge basket of apples donated by Barriere AG Foods, with tea, coffee, raw veggies and a fruit platter donated by the Senior’s Centre.
“Thanks, Barriere and district, for your generosity.”