Sunday night everyone turns off the light early to sleep

For it jumpstarts the week, we got a ton to sweep

5 days packed with different places to conquer

Armed with brooms, buckets and of course a picker

Every team mate knows his own responsibility

We take pride in our job and do it thoroughly

We scour the sites in search of litter

And make each place shine and glitter

May I have the honor of presenting one by one

David, Aaron, Cameron, Sachin, Tanja, Gary and John

The proud members of the Semiahmoo’s #1 crew

Who are all out to merrily finish what they are tasked to do

It’s all your fault!” that’s what David would holler

This phrase is quite an effective conversation starter

What the fault is we will never figure out

What ever happened we really don’t know what it is about

After the long chit chat and banter

We all go to McDonald’s to order

Cameron’s favorite breakfast platter

Bacon egg bagel, multi-grain and a cup of water

Held in the big hands of Gary,

is fresh newspaper that he reads daily

He’s checking how the day’s weather will be

Whether it’ll be rainy or sunny

Mr. Barlow is the crew’s next member,

You know you can rely on him whenever

When things start to fall apart and breakdown,

With his big voice, he is the sheriff of the town

Of course we won’t forget about Aaron

Who has a lot of ideas and a big imagination

He might be silent at first glance

But he is quite a conversationalist if he has a chance

Out of the blue comes Sachin

He carries with him the biggest grin

He makes everyone in the crew happy,

That’s if ever he is not that sleepy

However not all in the crew are men

For we also have our only woman

Her name is Tanja and she has such poise

But watch out for she knows how to be one of the boys

Ordinary men and women doing extraordinary feats

Living our lives to the fullest as we clean the streets

Making vivid memories of our daily routine

We all work together as one great team

Undeniably, the ground maintenance crew is not only our vocation

But more so, an outlet of our passion

We work here not to gain dimes and pennies

But to earn millions of priceless memories

Semiahmoo House Society is the place to be

For it fosters oneness and equality

We can be whoever we want to be

And not wear masks to get a yes from the community

Every day is a constant adventure

What tomorrow will bring we are never sure

But one thing we believe is known

In the Treehouse our hearts have found a home

By: Jasper Christian D. Macabulos, Grounds Maintenance Crew

Semiahmoo House Society, a non-profit organization located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to provide quality services and supports to people with disabilities and their families in the community. 

The Semiahmoo Foundation, located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to fund, support and enhance the programs and services delivered by Semiahmoo House Society.

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