The Reverend David Edgerton, rector of St. George's, Maple Ridge is running in the BMO Marathon on May 7 and he is running for the Bird's Nest's current fundraising initiative to buy a truck.
From the January 25, 2017 story on this website:
The Bird’s Nest is a non-profit organization founded in January 2016, with a mission to bring First Nations youth out from remote Canadian reserves to Maple Ridge BC. Once in Maple Ridge they are enrolled either in a post-secondary preparation program where they can upgrade their high school diplomas in preparation for college or university, or enrolled directly into post-secondary if their High School diploma is already strong. The Bird’s Nest organization also provides access to numerous trades programs.
There are currently (as of January 2017) eight young First Nations people living at The Bird’s Nest and two others living with co-founders Denise and Natasha in their homes. All of these are either studying, working or in most cases both.
The vision of The Bird’s Nest is:
It is our bold vision to enlighten, educate and inform Canada’s First Nations youth to their unlimited potential as productive and self-empowered members of both their culture and society as a whole through the love, help and encouragement of The Bird’s Nest.
The Bird’s Nest is developing a relationship with the parish of St. George. Andy is from the Montreal Lake Reserve in Northern Saskatchewan and relocated a few years ago to the lower mainland to pursue his career as a professional wrestler.
Please click this link to access the gofundme page and participate in the fundraising.
St. George's will be producing a Spring Fair at the church on June 10 so with the proceeds from that event and funds raised via the marathon they are hopeful that they will achieve the $5,000.00 goal, however all contributions will be gratefully accepted.