[Ontbirds] Onik Arian Warbler Research Fund & Memorial Bench at Pt. Pelee

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Mon Apr 20 21:05:07 EDT 2009

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Onik Arian, a long-time friend of Ontario's birds and birders, was
tragically killed on December 14th 2008 after being swept from a jetty in
Crescent City, CA while participating in his local Del Norte County
Christmas Bird Count (CBC). 

His untimely death at age 61 represents a devastating loss to his family and
to the many friends he made over the last 30 years of annual spring visits
to Pt. Pelee.

Since Onik's death, a number of actions have been undertaken in his memory.

 Among them the following:

1.    An Onik Arian Warbler Research Fund is being set up. We're working
diligently in hopes that this fund will be in place and ready to begin
accepting donations during this spring's migration period. Contact Brock May
directly for details.

In the interim, a Limited Term Personal Tragedy Branch Account has been set
up at RBC (Royal Bank), thereby providing an immediate option, enabling
donations via cash, cheque, Bank Draft or Money Order, with cheques, drafts
and money orders made out to "The Onik Arian Warbler Research Fund". 

By law, this type of account may only be open for a maximum of 30 days.
Therefore, it will open April 30th through May 30th, 2009. 

Please note that RBC has made a rare exception in their standard corporate
policy by agreeing to open a Limited Term Branch Account for this worthy

Bird Studies Canada is the account beneficiary.

Donations may be given directly to either Brock May or Doug Reberg during
the upcoming migration at Pt. Pelee or mailed to the Bank at the address


The Onik Arian Warbler Research Fund

c/o Nikki Voutsilakos, 

      Branch Manager, 

      Broadway & MacDonald Branch, 

      Royal Bank of Canada, 

      2490 MacDonald Street, 

      Vancouver, BC. 

      V6K 3Z1




2.    Pt. Pelee has agreed to inaugurate their new "bench program" with a
memorial bench to be dedicated in Onik's name and placed in the Park this
spring. (dedication date: May 18th). Contact Brock May directly for details.


Brock May, 

Vancouver, BC

Outside_Exposure at telus.net


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