Aid For Ca­naries Baker

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Ca­naries Im­prove­ment As­so­ci­a­tion, for­merly the Ca­naries Am­bu­lance & Im­prove­ment Com­mit­tee - a group that was formed in re­sponse to an iden­ti­fied need of pro­vid­ing an am­bu­lance ser­vice for Ca­naries, which was suc­cess­fully achieved in 1995 in part­ner­ship with the Ca­naries UK As­so­ci­a­tion - is now em­bark­ing on another am­bi­tious project. This en­tails achiev­ing the re­open­ing of one of the best known es­tab­lish­ments in Ca­naries.

Spring’s Bak­ery, the popular bak­ery es­tab­lished just past the Ca­naries bridge and mak­ers of the popular Ca­naries bread, suf­fered com­plete dev­as­ta­tion dur­ing the pas­sage of the Christ­mas Eve trough. This loss oc­curred at a point when the business was just get­ting back on its feet after sim­i­lar losses dur­ing hur­ri­cane To­mas.

De­spite the owner’s best ef­forts at re­cov­ery, it has not been pos­si­ble for Mr. Cyprian Al­tenor (Spring) to re­sume op­er­a­tions close to one year after the dis­as­ter. The owner has been able to re­pair some of his ovens and other items which were dam­aged dur­ing the event as well as se­cur­ing a new lo­ca­tion for his op­er­a­tion. How­ever, there is one last hur­dle to cross: that of the ac­qui­si­tion of dough mix­ers.

Con­sid­er­ing the bak­ery’s suc­cess at putting Ca­naries “on the map”, it be­ing a must-stop spot for both lo­cals and vis­i­tors, the Ca­naries Im­prove­ment As­so­ci­a­tion be­lieves it a worth­while project to as­sist the owner in his re­cov­ery ef­forts, bear­ing in mind his di­rect em­ploy­ment of eight work­ers as well as the other busi­nesses which sprung up around the bak­ery pro­vid­ing self-em­ploy­ment to a num­ber of res­i­dents.

Ca­naries Im­prove­ment As­so­ci­a­tion has de­cided to make a mon­e­tary con­tri­bu­tion from ex­ist­ing funds as well as putting to­gether a fund rais­ing Bar-B-Que and Dance on Satur­day 13th De­cem­ber, 2014, the en­tire pro­ceeds from which will be do­nated to the bak­ery dur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion on Wed­nes­day 24th De­cem­ber, 2014, the first an­niver­sary of the trough’s pas­sage.

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