Cheers & Jeers February 1st

Highs and lows in the Valley this week

• Many Cheers to the “lifties” on the Discovery Chair at Panorama for their patience and accommodating the sit skiers every Sunday. Much appreciated and it’s something like that which makes it easier to get around and enjoy Panorama.

• Cheers to John and Linda Blakley for getting me out of the hospital and making it to Calgary. You are cherished friends.

• A big Cheers to the District of Invermere crew for making the day for EMP Grade 1s! We had a blast checking out your cool equipment and learning more about your jobs. Your time and kindness is much appreciated.

• Cheers to Catrien DeRuyter and the PASS volunteers at Panorama for all their hard work. You guys all go the extra mile and make Sundays such a wonderful and fulfilling experience for myself. Without you and your amazing program, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the sport I love. You are all amazing people with a ton of patience and positivity.

• Jeers to all the people complaining about the wildlife. It’s either the sheep droppings or the deer eating the shrubs. Now it is the turkeys. A simple flood light under your trees or strings of light, will stop them from roosting in your trees. If people want to live in a sanitary environment, they should move to the city.

• CHEERS to Carole Seghers, Bob Krocker and Ron Schnider for their contributions to the success of the Hard Times event and CHEERS to all who came out in support.

• Cheers to Brenda and Todd Mitchell, owners of Pizzeria Mercato, for donating all of their bottles and cans to the Windermere Elementary School Leadership Club. With your help we are closer to achieving our goal!

• Enthusiastic Cheers to the SD6 Operations and Maintenance crew. The EMP Grade 1s loved the interesting tour, learning about what you do, and of course the cookies! Your thoughtfulness and time is much appreciated.

• Cheers to FHSR for their wonderful exercise and fitness facilities. When the weather is rotten or roads are icy there is no better place to keep fit. State of the art equipment, hot and cold pools, dry and steam saunas; ‘ya can’t ask for more than that. You’ve saved my knees, lowered my blood pressure and sugar levels and helped to keep one old guy from sinking into the living room sofa. Immerse yourself boys and girls! The cure is in your hands and right in your own back yard!

• Cheers to Janice Mitchell, Kent Kebe, Julia Blakley and all others that offered their services, BCAmbulance, First responders and the young man that I stopped on the highway after my hit and run on Jan 9th, just past the Radium tunnel. Your keeping me warm and calm is much appreciated.

• Cheers to the lovely lady from Palliser Printing who paid for my coffee and cookie the morning of January 31st in the Tim Horton’s Drive-Thru. You put a big smile on my face!

• Cheers Anne Marie, Nick and all the Snowbird instructors at the Fairmont ski hill. You guys have so much patience and are awesome instructors.

• Cheers to all the volunteers that helped make the CV Rockies Pond Hockey a great success!

• Special Cheers to the ice-makers for their late nights getting therinks ready! Huge Cheers to Graeme and Noelene Anderson for everything they do for the Rockies organization.

• Cheers to Penny and Max from Columbia River Paddle for lending your popcorn machine to the Leadership Club at Windermere Elementary. The club truly appreciates your generosity!

• Cheers to the YPC moving crew that helped us move our offices in lightening speed and minimal downtime. You were friendly, helpful and took care too while being efficient and fast. Much appreciated!

• Cheers to the 9 out of 10 drivers who “share the road” and give me lots of clearance when I am running along Westside Road in winter. I appreciate the consideration. My wave shows my appreciation!

• Jeers to the person who complained about the Pioneer being late to get the paper online fast enough. I want to know your secret and I am sure I am not the only person who would like to know: How have you lived your life with never being late for anything? You must be the only person who has the right to complain about anyone or something else being late.

• Huge Cheers to Mr. Tire for assisting me during my accident in the Park. You know who I am, much appreciated!

• Cheers to the volunteers who organized a wonderful Family Skating Party at the new Frank’s Rink in Edgewater. Everyone who was not there missed a great day. Food and skating ice was the best.

• Cheers to Editor Lorene of this paper. I had a question about something that was in the Cheers section a couple of weeks ago and emailed her about it. She said she was also interested in the same thing and was going to follow up and maybe put a story about it in the paper. She said she would get back to me after she followed up with this person. She got back to me two days later and unfortunately the person we were interested in did not want to put the story in the paper. This is in response to the person who was complaining about the paper being late and I wanted to show you all that sometimes things are out of a person’s control and things happen but when something is in a person’s control things happen quickly. Much appreciated Lorene.

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