Here are a few of the numerous recognition messages we received following our community involvement.

April 2010 - Spud! Teacher's pet - Local Hero Winner Kathy Matak

Here is the email nomination received for Kathy - "She is a private investigator, single mom, takes in cats and dogs that need homes, feeds the birds and grows her own organic food in her 33' lot! In fact she has started planting on her street boulevard in Burnaby (which is a new idea in her area) due to the avaiable sun in that area. I find her an amazing woman. She found gardening one way in which to find solace and calm in her chaotic world. Oh did I mention that she also volunteers in the community and is a local moderator for SFU Philosophers Cafe? But the best thing about her gardening is that every year those of us lucky enough to know her get marvelous and tasty Christmas gifts. This was blueberry jam, fig jam, cherry jam, and spicy herbed vinegars - her logo is handpicked, handpeeled, and handmade! She is a great lady and really deserves some recognition for her attempt to convert all of us into healty eating."

Congrats Kathy for everything you do for your community! You are an inspiration to those around you, keep up the good work.

"Thank you so much for sponsoring Abby through the Biscuit Fund. It's thanks to your help that a sweek kitty like Abby will get another chance at Life!"


"Thanks for your openness and genuine presentation of self. Our students learned from you! Peace to you and with it, my respect."

Moscrop School

"A note of thanks for donating the most precious of gifts - your time and expertise - in support of the enrichment of our Moscrop School Community. With our gratitude and very best wishes for your new endeavours in new arenas."

Moscrop Parent Advisory Council

"Our Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team would like to extend a sincere 'Thank you' for your recent support on this special occasion of our 30th birthday ."

"On behalf of the faculty and our fellow Broadcast students, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to appear on CFML."

J. Benson and T. Ciprian
Broadcast Communications

British Columbia Institute of Technology

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