National Daffodil Day
There was a unique ceremony at Powell’s Supermarket in Bay Roberts on Saturday, April 27 to mark National Daffodil Day, which is held annually to show support for those living with cancer. It was noted that Powell’s was likely the only commercial establishment across Canada to stage a major event, which consisted of a cake-cutting by noted area leaders and cancer survivors, a musical tribute to cancer survivors, and a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. Pictured here are, from left, company president/CEO Dave Powell, Avalon MP Scott Andrews, Darrell Yetman of the Cancer Society, Rosemary Hedderson of Georgetown (cancer survivor), Powell’s manager John Mercer, who donated bone marrow to his brother; Powell’s employee Leroy Curtis of Cupids (cancer survivor); Port de Grave MHA Glenn Littlejohn, assistant manager Marilyn Oates, and Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood, who is also a cancer survivor. It’s been said that in our lifetime, one in three people in our province will be diagnosed with cancer. Daffodil Day was created to let cancer patients know that they are not alone.