January 2016 Key of She Concert Fundraiser
March 2016 "Patsy Cline" Concert Fundraiser
May 2016 Spring Pie Bee and Sale
June 2016 Garage Sale Fundraiser
June 20 2016 World Day of Refugees
October 2016 Fall Pie Bee and Sale Fundraiser
November 2016 Middle East Dinner Fundraiser
February 2017 Candlelight Vigil for Tolerance and Peace
April 2017 Harris Farm Spring Turnout
June 2017 Garage Sale
June 2017 Manure Sale
July 2017 Key of She Concert
2017-2018-Save On Foods Grocery Cards
2017-2018-Asian Dinner Recipe Books
July 2018-Our Kurdish family from Syria is in Creston!! After two years of waiting since our application was made to bring them here, they have arrived safe and sound in our wonderful community. Many thanks to the group of Creston Refugee Committee members who travelled to Vancouver to meet them, including a valley resident who was able to speak to them in their own language!! Also, many thanks to those who worked so hard to find them a house and to prepare it with most of what they will need for their lives here in our valley. Over the next while, they will be acclimatizing themselves to their new home and beginning to learn English. Creston Valley...YOU ROCK!!
October 2018 Pie Bee-Another huge success for this annual event held in the newly rennovated Trinity United Church- Apple pies and Rhubarb pies were successfully sold to many in the community and we wish to thank all those wonderful volunteers who made this event so successful.
It is with deepest sadness that we honor the passing of one of the Creston Refugee Committee's most valued and dedicated members. Iris Aryan passed on after a brave battle with cancer in February of this year and her efforts to bring refugees to Creston, most notably the Kurdish family from Syria who had been in a refugee camp in Iraq, were so appreciated. She had bravely remained with us hoping to be well enough to welcome them to our community and in true Iris style, she managed to achieve that goal. The Kurdish family was able to attend her memorial service. Rest in peace, Iris. We miss you dearly.
Our 40th anniversary celebration held at the Creston Museum on June 27 was a HUGE success with wonderful food, costumes and personal anecdotes. We are so grateful to all who helped to make this event happen. Stay tuned for pictures and bulletin board writings coming soon!
Manure Sale-(aged manure for your garden) Saturday, May 11, 2019. $5 per bag or $30 per pickup load Wiebetter Holsteins at 1235 Wilson Road Wynndel (off Lower Wynndel Road) Call Randy Terpstra at 604-793-5258 for manure sales earlier of later than sale date. Proceeds to Creston Refugee Committee. Thanks, Randy and Carla!
We are supporting the Kurdish Syrian refugee family of 6 that came in June and are expecting a Burmese Kechin family of 7 within two years. Proceeds from these upcoming events go towards helping these families. Thankyou so much.
Pie Bee 2019 held at the Trinity United Church was very worthwhile! A big THANK YOU to everyone who worked so hard making our pie sale a success. Saturday, we had over 20 volunteers and made 283 pies. THANK YOU to the people who got apples, donations, picked up boxes and to those who worked hard Friday and/or Saturday. "Thank you's to Faraman Farms, Pealows, Save on Foods, and Trinity United. The only thing that we had to buy were the pie plates so it has been a really good money maker. This is an annual fundraiser so stay tuned for another next November!
Donations can be made by mail to: Trinity United Church
Please write "for Creston Refugee Committee" on memo line on your cheque.
If you wish to be sent an income tax receipt, please include your mailing address. Thankyou!