Dominican re:nourish mission 2011 – Departure Day

Departure Day

Welcome everyone to the first of this year’s posts for the 2011 renourish mission trip.

Firstly, I would like to introduce the members of our group this year. A core team from Nutri-Lawn along with Terry Ormrod from Toro have made the trip down for the third consecutive year. Joining us this year are a couple of Terry’s colleagues, Paulo Munegatto owner of Pronto Enterprise & David Pfortmueller owner of University Sprinklers in Vancouver. Also joining us for the first time is a new Nutri-Lawn recruit, Sue Kemp from Nutri-Lawn Whitby. Finally, with star forward ‘Safety’ Steve Smith on the injury list we drafted rookie Peter Bugden, from the re:nourish farm team in Halifax.

Again this year we received a number of generous donations from our various partners.

Toro has come to the party again with donations of irrigation supplies including the drip tubing seen in the photo below. This tubing will primarily be used in the community garden project the we are working on in conjunction with the Harbourside Rotary in Halifax. Joining us from Habourside Rotary is Gerry Pierce who was in the DR last March to begin the community garden project…more on that to come.

Included in the donation list is approximately 50 baseball bats that were kindly donated by the Woodstock parks department. Also a big thanks to Lordco Auto Parts in British Columbia who donated over 200 new t-shirts! This year we have seen many people step up and donate items, money and time to our efforts and we thank you all.

Before we left we were met at Toronto airport by a reporter from the the Toronto Sun. You can read the article here:http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2011/01/11/16848896.html

The 2011 re:nourish team includes:

Ryan Vincent

Jordan Lavin

Kalon Fairclough

Jesse Montpellier

Sue Kemp

Peter Bugden

Terry Ormrod

Paulo Munegatto

David Pfortmueller and

Gerry Pierce

 

Prior to check-in, from L to R

Paulo Munegatto, Terry Ormrod, David Pfortmueller, Kalon Fairclough, Jordan Lavin & Ryan Vincent