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Idle Free Team Elva at Reuse Centre Staff 2011
The Idle Free Team talking to drivers stopped at the Abbot St. Bridge. Elva Corless, “Grandmother of Recycling” at the Reuse Centre REAL operated from 1990 until 2006. We love volunteers, but we have paid staff, too! These are staff from the summer of 2011.
20th Anniversary Cake Voyageur Canoe Tour of Swale
Sue, the REAL Deal ED; Tracy, Store Manager and Ed, Receiving Volunteer. The REAL Deal Store is open Thurs – Sat 10 – 4. REAL celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. Yes, we’ve been around since 1989! Rideau Volunteers and Katimavik touring The Swale by Voyageur Canoe, July 2010.
Band Concert Well Aware Workshops
The Central Band of the Canadian Forces performing a benefit concert for REAL. The Well Aware program teaches rural dwellers about maintaining their wells and septic systems. REAL has offered a variety of workshops on climate change and energy issues.
Blower Door Test Bottle Drive Planning Next Steps
Performing the blower door test as part of a home energy effiiency audit. Our first bottle drive ever in July 2010 at The Beer Store raised $600 for our projects. Our board and volunteers work behind the scenes to plan REAL’s activities.

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