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A great read helping a great cause

You can help the Children’s Hospital by purchasing a copy of Voices from Two Rivers. - Photo submitted
You can help the Children’s Hospital by purchasing a copy of Voices from Two Rivers.
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If you are looking for a great gift idea that will also benefit sick children, consider purchasing a copy of Voices from Two Rivers, written by Meg Stanley.

This book was financed by BC Hydro and given to high schools, public libraries and other community organizations with surplus books being sold by local BC Power Pioneers. The proceeds from the Power Pioneer sales go directly to the Vancouver Children’s Hospital.

“The hospital uses these funds wherever needed,” said Ron Tarr, local Power Pioneer. “In the past, we managed to put in a huge aquarium and we are looking to put in another. The kids love to look at the fish and the aquarium is both for amusement and educational purposes.”

Over the years, the Power Pioneers have been able to donate around $850,000 and are looking to reach what Tarr calls the “Miracle Million” by 2015.

The book itself was written in 2012 and studies with excellent writing and brilliant pictures the history of BC Hydro. It is not only a great educational resource but it is also a lot of fun to read.

The book costs $50, and is sold without taxes, with the entire purchase price going to the Children’s Hospital. Tarr is arranging the sales of Voices from Two Rivers and can be reached at 250-426-8159 or by email at

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