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Jamie Sproule celebration and potluck supper

Jamie Sproule - Submitted
Jamie Sproule
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A “Jamie Sproule is Found” celebration will take place at the Cultural Centre in Cumberland on Saturday July 26 at 5 p.m . It will be an opportunity to share stories, songs and poems about the search. There will also be a potluck supper. Proceeds from donations at the bar will go to the Cumberland Community Forest Society (cumberlandforest.com), which is seeking to buy forest land around Cumberland to protect as parkland.

Jamie survived six days in the bush near his home in Cumberland before being found alive on May 27.  He is recovering well in hospital and is expected to be home soon.

The successful search involved a huge amount of community support, from volunteer searchers and meal providers to those who prayed and sent well wishes for Jamie and his family. The volunteer team of eight that found him were using the tight grid pattern learned from Search and Rescue and were working in a confined area of old logging slash covered in low bush. It was 5 p.m. in the evening and the group planned to keep working till they had covered all the area. It was a moment of surprise and great joy. People are hailing it as “a miracle”.

Please come and wish Jamie well.

 

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