Cheers & Jeers February 1st

Highs and lows in the Valley this week

• Cheers to John and his sta at Fairmont Pizza! Not only the best pizza in the Valley but the best staff as well.

• Huge Cheers to Natalie Forrest for helping me gain mobility in my body. Life is fun again.

• Cheer to Larry Newman who took a day o work to volunteer his cooking skills for the Hard Times Dinner, a very tasty meal. Not only did Larry cook for the crowd, he then helped to entertain them.

• Cheers to The Lost Bell Singers and The Hard Timers who entertained at the recent Hard Times event in Edgewater. They truly sang for their supper which helped our fundraising effort immensely. Special Cheers to Kevin who stepped up as MC!

• Cheers to the ladies who came to my rescue last Tuesday, the icy morning. I was going to pick up my dry cleaning when I slipped and fell face-first, hitting the ground hard. Two lovely ladies

came to my rescue. They got me to my feet. Linda paid for my dry cleaning and put it in my car with no hesitation. Greatly appreciated Linda! The second lady (Barb) took me to emergency. Greatly appreciated Barb! What wonderful people! I’m so grateful to you both! The PEOPLE. Another reason why I love Invermere!

• Santé, Cheers to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his brilliant delivery of the keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on 01/23/2018. Our PM called on the leadership of all governments and the world’s most progressive corporations to address the “rights, equality and power dynamics of gender”. PM Trudeau challenged everyone to “hire women and tackle sexual harassment”. In 1968, Pierre Elliott Trudeau successfully campaigned for the leadership of the Liberal Party by inspiring a generation to strive for a “Just Society”.

• CHEERS cheers cheers to Allium Restaurant located at Pynelogs – YOU’RE A JEWEL. Set in a Currier Ives print – majestic mountains, beautiful food, homemade pie, soups, varied menu. Excellent service. Temperature of the room cozy. Beautiful art on the walls.

• Cheers to all of the Great Peoplewho work at the Brisco General Store, notably the “Brisco Mayor“ Mariena, and all of her fantastic staff including Edana, Dawn, Claire and Joy, who make you feel like a part of the Family.

• Jeers to the C.V.P. FOR NOT BEING ONLINE ON TIME! It’s Sunday, and still can’t see the E-Edition.

• HUGE Cheers to Lusti at Panorama Mountain Resort for donating the annual ski rental to one of our Invermere Special Olympic Athletes for the alpine ski program! You, along with your entire staff, are so incredibly supportive of our program every year and our athletes just love to warm up every Sunday with a hot cup of cocoa after their practice on the hill. You guys rock!

• Jeers to the Pioneer Newspaper for their dismal coverage of this year’s Bonspiel on the Lake. This is a huge event for Invermere which has been running for 35 years involving 256 curlers in 64 teams. Very disappointing.

• A huge Cheers to the volunteers working on Frank’s Rink in Edgewater. Your hard work is appreciated. The rink is looking awesome!

• Big Cheers to Mark, Ralph, and the gentleman whose name I didn’t catch, for helping me off the ice when I slipped and hurt myself on Friday afternoon. I really appreciate you helping me pack up and get to my car safely, and Cheers Ralph for following me to the hospital to make sure I got there okay. I can’t say enough good things about you three, I so much appreciate you for your help!

• Cheers to the following businesses whose generosity contributed to the success of the Hard Times fundraiser: Horsethief Pub, Mountainside Market, No Frills and Invermere Bakery. Cheers also to Margaret Feldman for special pricing on beef.

• Cheers to all the volunteers, participants and sponsors who made this year’s Nipika Toby Creek Loppet weekend such a success. And double Cheers to Toby Creek Nordic for being such great partners in the event! Looking forward to next year!

• A BIG CHEERS to our bylaw enforcement offcer. His guiding flashlight aided many happy walkers through the parking area at the Snow ake Festival. Also Cheers for your presence at the school crosswalks in the morning.

• Cheers to Mani and Benny for making the olympic team . Congrats Granpa.

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