Posted: June 12, 2022
This past Victoria Day long weekend has been memorable for many members of our church who participated in the 2022 Lytton Mayday Events. For many years, this weekend has been an opportunity for families and visitors to gather and share in community. However, due to COVID-19 the event was not held in the last two years. The theme for this year’s event is “Lytton Strong”.
On Friday May 20 a team of 15 arrived at Lytton to prepare for the many activities that weekend. Another 16 members joined on Saturday to participate in a carnival that included games, crafts, and BBQ. On Sunday, we had two hairdressers who provided haircuts, in addition to a technol clinic offering help with computers and smartphones. On Monday, there was a parade, after which we provided a Chinese dim sum lunch to bring the Mayday Events to a close. The events were attended with well over 200 people present on both Saturday and Monday. One of the special moments was a drumming performed by one of the Lytton residents thanking us for our support. All together, a total of 47 members plus a four-legged member from Fraser Lands took part in running the 4-day events. It was truly another incredibly inspiring trip for us.
The food supply situation in Lytton has stabilized with regular Food Bank deliveries. Therefore, there is no need for us to deliver food supplies to them in the foreseeable future. We want to thank you for your generosity in the past months. There may be a need for other items as they rebuild their homes in the coming months.
Our next trip to Lytton will be on Thursday June 30 when the community commemorates the anniversary of the wildfire that destroyed the townsite. It will be a day of reflection and healing. One of the highlights for that day will be a Time Capsule Project documenting personal stories of people who have been impacted by the wildfire. We have been invited to get involved in the planning of the event. If you are available to assist on that day, please contact Nicholas at email@example.com (778-323-3122) or Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org (778-999-1204) as soon as possible. More information will be available as further planning is finalized.
Let us continue to remember Lytton in our prayers. It has been a long recovery journey for the Lyttonites.