Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Bus travel to Ian and Julia's wedding celebration

Thank you for considering taking a fun bus ride to and from Ian and Julia's wedding celebration and festival on July 7th.
The cost for this coach bus (comfy seats), complete with a washroom, is only $20 per person. The usual cost for such a bus trip is double this. Bonus! By taking the bus you are saving the earth from a much higher cost while you are also increasing your safety. Double bonus: the bus will take you directly to where the events will take place (no having to walk up the hill).

The bus will pick up passengers at noon from the lower Bowen Park (gravel) parking lot, located off of Wall street. It will leave by 12:15. If you have not purchased a ticket(s) ahead of time then you take your chances!  😅

Please choose the number of tickets you need and click on the "Buy Now" button. The payment will go through my energy company as Paypal requires that I use a business account.

Quantity of tickets

We look forward to seeing you there!
Julia and Ian

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Thank you for your donation!

This post serves the purpose of thanking those who donated funds for fruit or nut trees to OUR Ecovillage or to Young Leaders Uganda.

Thank you SO much for your donation! A receipt will be given to you if your contact information was left at the time of making the donation.

You have just made a difference to the world.

Fruit/nut trees gifts

What is one of the best ways to reduce Greenhouse Gases, improve local food reliance and improve local economies?

Plant trees, especially ones that produce edible food or other valuable resources.

As a wedding gift to Ian and Julia you and others can donate funds used to plan trees in either the non-profit eco-educational OUR Ecovillage near Shawnigan Lake (Vancouver Island) or to schools and communities in Uganda.

OUR Ecovillage has a charitable arm that will issue you an income tax receipt. You can buy seedlings in $10 increments. These will be nut trees, part of creating their Zero Mile Eatery. They will care for the trees. To donate to this project do click on this nut symbol:


Trees in Uganda will help improve nutritional levels of school children with healthy fruit, a food they often lack. While your donation to Young Leaders Uganda (Yolou; will not give you a tax receipt it will provide far more trees per dollar and have a bigger impact on their community.

Either gift is wonderful to us!

I have had a relationship with Yolou for quite a few years, led by Moses Ochole, a very dedicated community leader. The trees this man (above) is carrying were purchased by Moses' family as a wedding gift to Julia and I.  Such joy for us, and for the children and community there!

Pictured to the right is a picture of children planting some of the trees that his family donated.

If you want to contribute to the planting of more of these trees then click on the donate button below. Funds have to be channeled through Ian's energy company (to satisfy Paypal's rules). Every dollar will go to Uganda. Ian will donate the transfer fee.

Thank you very much!  Ian & Julia