Letters to the editor for the week of May 9th 

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GoPro search continues

Editor's note: In February of this year Matt Lorraway and his partner Rebecca Ware were visiting Whistler when they lost their GoPro camera — normally not a newsworthy event. But the night they arrived back in Australia from their Whistler vacation Ware was rushed to hospital where she was diagnosed with leukemia. She died five days later from complications. The author of this letter, Amy McArthur, wrote at that time in the hopes someone might have found the lost camera — she hoped that it could be returned as it had the last pictures of the couple on it. The hunt for the camera continues.

Thanks to everyone who has helped get this story out...We haven't had any luck with finding the camera... we did have a false alarm but that just reassures me that there are truly beautiful people out there and that the word is out!

There is a camera hunt event on Facebook by Daniel Grandja (https://www.facebook.com/events/496318810405307) who has organized it on his own accord, which is amazing in itself as he is total stranger, but now a friend with a heart of gold... (and as we can't be there to search for it). It is to be held in July (in Whistler).

A massive, massive thanks to CWA and Coast Mountain Photography for the professional photos of Matty and Bec — they are breathtaking and another memory for Matty and the Ware family to hold onto.

Rebecca's family and friends also entered into this years World's Greatest Shave for Leukemia and Warey's Warriors raised over $40,000 in honour of Bec.

Please, please don't forget about us, as we haven't forgotten everyone's hard efforts to reunite Matty with his memories...

Amy McArthur

Walkerston, Australia

The Point says thanks

Thanks to everyone who helped make The Point Artist-Run Centre's annual fundraiser at Creekbread such a great success. To the musicians who kept the tunes rolling out all night long: The K-Band, Susan Holden, Jono Reichardt, Michael Faiella, Sean Rose, Peter Vogler, Lauri Lyster, Simon Stribling, Scott Mitchell, Aude Ray, Rajan Das and more.

To the painters Christina Nick, Lisa Geddes and Vincent Massey who worked on three canvases while guest painters, ranging from three-year-olds to seniors had the opportunity to put brush to canvas.

To the artists, artisans and local businesses who generously donated items for the silent auction: Affinity Sports, Alpine Esthetics, Armchair Books, Ascent Wellness, Bounce Trampoline, Canadian Wilderness Adventures, Escape Route, Home Hardware, Hoppin' Mad (jazz band), Lisa Geddes, Leslie Anthony, Michael Faiella Hair, Nibz, Nita Lake Lodge, Oracle, Peak Performance, Prior Skis, Purebread, Shannon Berrow, SMD Automotive, Starbucks Coffee, Sugar Mama Pastries, Tadasana Yoga Studio, The Brewhouse, Vincent Massey Pottery, Wedgeview Plumbing & Heating, Whistler Alterations, Whistler Arts Council, Whistler Brewing Company, Whistler Film Festival, White Dog Studio and Ziptrek Ecotours.

Thanks also to The Point's Board of Directors and volunteers who made it all happen, to Creekbread for hosting and donating part of their proceeds, and to so many in the community who showed up and made it a great evening.

We also presented the winners of the 2013 Alta Lake Ice-Break Raffle. This year the barrel floated past The Point at 7:27 p.m. on April 2. Congratulations to Tyler Massey, this year's winner, Kristy La Mantia, and Allison Schneider. The wonderful prizes were donated by the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Scandinave Spa, and Backroads Whistler.

The funds raised will go a long way toward another summer of events at The Point on Alta Lake including children's and adult's workshops in a variety of arts, Saturdays at The Point open houses, our new Works-in-Progress performance series, and the Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival, August 16-17.

We look forward to seeing you at the lake!

Stephen Vogler

The Point Artist-Run Centre Society

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