- The 17th is going to be at Boundary (silent auction, sugar sugar sugar, ladies of the night, and the all nighters) ,
- the 18th at Nightlight (slideshow, raffle, the trucks, a gun that shoots knives, the daffodills, and maybe me doing some beck covers)
- the 19th at the skatepark (skate jam and raffle with dj's).
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Lets get back out there!!! Week 3 and 4 are really important. If there is any hope left out there, now is the time to act on it...
I am planning on getting on the water this weekend. Sun. for sure and Sat. if I finish my work on the island in time. I was on Orcas today and am going back tomorrow till?. There was a lot of boat traffic today, as well as, a bunch of sea junk due to the high tide. I have room for three maybe four.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
it's monday now, i hope people are still checking this part of the blog. i live in mud bay, not far from where their boat washed up. today i found a pair of blue old navy boxer shorts in a size large. they have a twisted rope design throughout the short and the main color is navy blue.
let me know what i should do with these.
3604212157 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Myself and Sarah Tisdale were talking about getting together and working on setting up an event here in Portland. Of course we want to make sure that we don't overlap the Bellingham event.
If anyone in Portland is interested in working on this with us, please feel free to contact me via email: Rachael @ Glamemail@example.com or Sarah @ firstname.lastname@example.org
I've emailed Michelle Schutte about this, but I know she is a busy lady, in hopes to have a direct Bellingham contact. If anyone in Bellingham would like to be involved in a Portland event, I would love that as well.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
In addition to the photobucket account, we are working on compiling photos and video footage of Sean and Gunther, to be used in some of the memorial events, and ultimately to be given to the families.
Please send all Sean-related stuff to Michelle Schutte- email@example.com
And all Gunther-related stuff to Nora Hughes- firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have access to scanners, so if you have any film or negatives, we would love that to be included.
Thank you so much.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
The username is DonnkieandGunther Password is ScumDinger. If you can't figure how to add pictures feel free to email them to Jessica at DonnkieandGunther@Gmail.com
Again thank you to everyone for their continuing efforts and support to the family and friends. It still amazes me how many people have been touched by these two guys and how many people have com forward with help in so many different ways.
Thank you to all of the local stores and resturaunts that have helped feed us and sustain us throughout the last week. Without you it would have been much more difficult.
Thank you everyone.......you are amazing!!!
I'll be at the art installation in the ally by the Wild Buffalo for a while & then over to the Nightlight later with a sign up sheet for the T-shirts. You can get all the details about the shirt under that heading on this blog. An account has been set up, email@example.com is the contact for that) for the funds raised by different activities.
Also, for anybody wanting to get involved in the big July commemoration event, the meeting is tonight at 6pm at JINX artspace. I encourage people to get involved, it does help to have an avenue for all the emotions this sad event has created. We can celebrate their love of life by remembering them joyfully.
...about 9:30 or so head to the Nightlight to see some bands. Flann has set up a raffle with some tickets to see the Roller Betties and some gift certificates to Casa...
Friday, June 12, 2009
SEAN MANSFIELD AND GUNTHER FRANK MEMORIAL An open community memorial will be constructed as a part of the Urban Music Festival this weekend in Bellingham to remember 2 dear friends. Sean's art will be on display from last year's UMF. Please bring items that you would like to contribute. It will be located in the alley outside Boundary on Friday and outside of the Buffalo on Saturday.
Ladies of the Night are playing at the Rogue Hero... I don't know of any specific fundraising attempts there but I am sure friends will be there...
Important change for Friday, for those who want to keep searching, our meet point is now at the Squalicum Marina, Gate 9 (close to Bayside Cafe), 10am. This is due to the Alaska Ferry loading up in Fairhaven & generating lots of traffice etc. in the area.
There will be food & water, generously donated by lots of eateries here in town, today Trader Joe's pitched in, THANK YOU ALL!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
There will be a meeting for the July celebration of Sean and Gunther show at Jinx on Saturday at 6pm. Anyone who is interested in helping with the event, please come to the meeting. We won't be covering any other fundraising events that have been talked about, necessarily, just the July show.
Also, there are several folks who are ready to go with getting the event(s) organized. If everyone could please hold off till we all meet and come up with a plan, that would be fantastic. There are people going in different directions and we need to be on the same page before we proceed.
That being said, thank you to all who have expressed interest - it's been overwhelming. I'm amazed and in awe of the energy everyone has... Thank you.
Finally, and I might be speaking out of turn, but tomorrow could be a good day to just breath. Everyone searching should obviously continue (which has been amazing). But, it has been an incredible week - intense and awful beyond many of our imaginations. Please take some time to take care of yourself, love of your family, love your friends, and breath. And think good thoughts (or pray) for the guys and their families.
Hi, my name is Sam and I play in Acorn Project. We are hosting our Urban Music Festival this weekend at Boundary Bay Brewery/The Wild Buffalo on Friday, and at the Wild Buffalo on 2 stages on Saturday.
Donkey and Gunther were both friends of ours, Gunther has photographed us several times in the past, and Donkey created an art installation piece at the Urban Music Festival last year. We have that piece still and are going to set it up outside of Boundary Bay in the alley on Friday, and in the alley outside of the Buffalo on Saturday. We would like to welcome those who are interested to contribute anything that reminds them of Sean and Gunther to what will become an evolving memorial over the weekend. This will be accessible to the entire community, and you don't need to pay admission to contribute to the memorial.
We will photograph the memorial as it evolves over the weekend, and will decide what to do with it at the end of the weekend (maybe just leave it set up).
Sean and Gunther were dear to many in our community, and what happened is a tragedy. This will be one of many ways for people to connect through their loss and remember Sean and Gunther for the fabulous people they are. Please spread this information if you would like to.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Kara -- looks fantastic! This is exactly what we need. Maybe the best thing is to invite others who've been searching to input their info directly into the map.
One suggestion -- please include AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE (date searched, who searched, mode of travel, etc).
Here's a link to the map:
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
WE NEED SOMEONE WITH TOOLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO CHANGE THE OIL IN TWO WAVE RUNNERS!!!! WILL SUPPLY FILTERS AND OIL, JUST NEED THE PUMP (I THINK) AND A LIL "HOW TO". These craft are very important to our search efforts. Contact Jeff 223-2327 Wed. morning. 7-9 am. WE ARE ALSO SHY ON BOATS FOR WED.
Tomorrow please meet same place, same time. Greyhound parking at 10am. Lea will be there to coordinate. The poor woman needs a break from the sun so she will send folks off and then head for shade. Thanks for the hard work Lea!
Monday, June 8, 2009
TUESDAY SEARCH PARTY UPDATE:
We will be meeting at 10 am Greyhound Parking Lot (Same Place)
Next to the ferry terminal in Fairhaven.
If you cannot be there at 10:00am and arrive later, look for a Burgundy Dodge Truck.
The back of the truck will be open and you will find maps, water, and the phone numbers of Lea or Jeff to let you know where to go.
We have found debris from the boat and are forming an idea of other places to focus our search according to the tides and currents.
Things to bring:
The things some of you have found
Charged cell phones
Thank you for all the searchers today and also to the second group this evening.
We will keep at it.
Search Party Update:
Today we covered the entire coastal part of the Bay from Fairhaven to the Lummi on Foot.
Jeff is still out with the boats.
Orange Life Jacket spotted on Portage Island turned out to be a can.
There is a search plane up right now and will be up again tomorrow.
Jeff and Joel are going back to Chuckanut with the boat this evening.
Day Search Party Has just handed off the Baton to the Evening Search Party— contact Elena to volunteer.
Thank you Boundary Bay and Skagit Co-op for the food and water and coffee. We appreciated it so much.
Leftovers have been donated to the family.
If folks would like to regroup again tomorrow call Lea at 360-510-3658
A wonderful group of people worked very hard today at Searching.
Thank you all so much.
I am a friend and pilot looking for some support to fund aircraft rental to help the search from the air. anything would help. my cell is 360-961-7474. my friend jamie has been trying to round up some air support too, and the more the better. we can really cover some ground, so your support will pay off. please call with any ideas, we need binocs too and extra eyes. so you could get a plane ride out of it if that stokes you out, whatever it takes! positivity and thanks
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Today Gunthers family removed the Scumdinger and everything else washed ashore. If anything else is found please try and get it to Pieter Vanzanden. Gunther's mom would really like to have any/all posessions found which belong to him and I am sure the same goes for Donkee's family.
Any information about the survivors and their story would be very welcome as it seems that near everyone has had no contact with any of them. Names I have heard thrown around are a guy named Kelly; a girl named Mara and another maybe Angela?
The most recent story I heard is that Gunther, Donkee and two girls began swimming to shore shortly after the boat capsised. The other guy and the last girl stayed with the boat for at least an hour after the rest begain swimming. Possibly to try and rescue the dog but I am not sure. During that time apparently they heard both distressed yells as well as "victorious" yells which led them to believe the others had made it. I believe that is the point at which they swam to shore and got there safely.
If this is a close account of what happened it would be great to hear from the girls who began swimming with Donkee and Gunther.
I just want them home.