The July 1st Saturna Island Lamb BBQ is cancelled for the 2nd year in a row. But this doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate; read on to see what we have planned:
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How to celebrate July 1st Saturna Style during a pandemic:
For the second time in 70 years, the Saturna Lamb Barbeque has been cancelled, a casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic. Just like last year, local organizations, artists and artisans will feel the resultant financial sting; as will local businesses and groups who receive BBQ-related grants.
However, with your help, last year’s fundraiser was a big success, raising over $19,000 for our community through t-shirt sales and donations. While this is not the same revenue the BBQ usually brings in to our community, it was a huge shot in the arm.
This year, we will again hold an ‘un-Barbeque’ fundraiser. We are currently working on three initiatives:
- An Online Silent Auction that will close on July 1st
- An Online Lamb Barbeque ‘Store’ that will offer this year’s collectable t-shirt and other ‘must-have’ items
- A small, drive through, take-out, barbequed lamb, picnic dinner on July 1st (Provincial regulations allowing).
As you can imagine, the Covid situation is constantly changing so keep checking back for updates on the Lamb Picnic Dinner.
And don’t forget to watch this space in late May for the launch of our on-line store and further details of the silent auction.
We thank you for your past support of the Saturna Island Lamb BBQ and any help you can provide now to see our community through 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back in Winter Cove Park on July 1, 2022
Donations to the BBQ can be made online by clicking the button below:
($25 equivalent to purchasing an "un-ticket")
or by forwarding a cheque (in the name of Saturna Lamb Barbeque) to Saturna Lamb BBQ, PO Box 43, Saturna Island, B.C., V0N 2Y0. Please note that the Saturna Community Club, which sponsors the Lamb BBQ, is not a registered charity and cannot, therefore, issue tax receipts for donations.
About the BBQ
The Lamb Barbeque is a joyous celebration of Canada Day, centred around a traditionally prepared barbequed lamb meal, with an old-fashioned country fair flavour.
Our community has hosted the Saturna Lamb Barbeque since July 1st 1950 when it began as a school picnic on the Campbell’s farm at Saturna Beach.