Cheers & Jeers November 23rd

Reader’s best and worst of the week

• Cheers to Martin Caldwell for all CHEERS to Mitch and Kerry Jopp you’ve done for this community. We miss you.

•Cheers to Mitch and Kerry Jopp for letting VFC borrow your traile to use in the Santa Claus parade! Much appreciated!

•Cheers to Steve Fehr for once again coming to our rescue when a local contractor let us down. Steve, you are probably the busiest man in the Valley but you are never too busy to help us. You deserve a gold medal for all your kindness to us.

•Cheers to the RCMP for the prompt response to the alarm at our retail store Friday night. Love this small town!

•Jeers to the local contractor who did not fix our leaky roof after waiting 3 months for you to come to our house and do the repair.

•Cheers to Mr. Mac for donating your 50/50 winnings back to the female girl’s hockey team that you won at our game last weekend. Much appreciated! Our next win is for you!

• Cheers to Eric and Shelly at Valley Foods for going above and beyond.

• Cheers to Vi Whitman and her capable team of volunteers who served the most delicious roast beef dinner with all the trimmings following the Edgewater Legion Service at the Edgewater Cenotaph. Vi you are a wonderful asset to the community.

• Jeers to the “No Dog” trail. Tell me you’re kidding!

• Cheers to Toril Wilder, the Phantom Plough person who has been anonymously clearing snow and ice from the Fairmont Community footpath. Cheers Toril. We all appreciate your random acts of kindness!

• CHEERS to all that stopped to assist me but mostly the gentleman that stopped, near Brisco, to help me after I hit a deer on Remembrance Day. He went above and beyond by pulling the deer o the highway and helping me pick up debris on the road. I truly appreciated his act of kindness.

• CHEERS to Sandra and Brandon at OK Tire for your incredible kindness towards me and my tires when I had a family emergency and had to get to Calgary. You made the scary trip just a little less scary with your prompt attention. Much appreciated!!

•Cheers to Karen Hatalcik Arif. Yourkindwordsreallymademy day and warmed my heart.

• Cheers to a nice, friendly gentleman by the name of Ernie who carried a large mirror into La Petite Spa for us on Saturday, November 11th. Cheers for being so kind. There should be more people in the world like you. Much appreciated!

• Cheers to Barbie Vinson at Selkirk Cellular. You are an amazing person, so caring and helpful. You have saved us when we don’t understand our phones and helped us when we have abused our phones! You take the worry of not understanding all the technology and make us feel special when we leave your store… we appreciate all you do in our community, you truly are a special person.

• Cheers to the awesome gal at the Red Apple who helped me out when I was short on cash to pay for my purchases! Cheers also to the cashier at Red Apple for also chipping in! I have always had a “pay it forward” attitude and it was great to be the recipient this time around! Have to love the small town we live in!

• JEERS to the banning dogs on the Legacy Trail!! This is a great trail that is super long and would be a great trail to be out on with our canine friends. Some of us walk, run, and bike alone and like to have our dog with us. If they are on a leash then it is not a problem for anyone else. The majority of dog owners DO pick up after dogs and shouldn’t be punished for the odd one who doesn’t! If I had known that they would ban dogs I wouldn’t have donated.

• Climate change and evolution are scientific facts! Cheers to our Governor General for calling out the naysayers.

• Jeers to the lack of parking at the new Columbia Valley Centre. Whoever designed the parking area did not think of big functions because there is nowhere to park. There is a lot of space wasted with big rocks, bushes and grass. Also they should have lled in the big hole and extended the parking area.

• Cheers to A&W for their support of the Windermere Sac Race. Greatly appreciated.

• JEERS to the mean father in the camo sweater at the hockey arena on Saturday November 18th. After your son nished his Bantam hockey game you yelled at him for not playing good enough. You should be ashamed of yourself. Everyone in the arena heard you. Next time I will report you to the board. It’s just a GAME!

• Huge Cheers to Chester Allen for making an absolutely gorgeous coat rack for the new location of La Petite Spa Boutique. It looks fantastic! Cheers to Pat Allen for being our fairy godmother!

• Jeer to the person that wrote a Jeers to the trades people in the valley. Do you realize that the trades people also have families and their weekends may be spent spending time with their kids who are home on weekends. They are busy enough during the week, why should they have to work weekends to accommodate you? How about YOU taking a day o and being out during the week to get your services done instead of slandering with insulting threats of not “buying local”. I too am a past Calgarian who have seen the trades go out of their way to get things done! Cheers to all of the trades in the Valley! Most of us appreciate you!

• Cheers to the fabulous light up events, great to see the Christmas spirit!

• Cheers to the wonderful person who found my abandoned purse at Sobeys around 1 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 16th and turned it in. Talk about saving my kiester sparing me a whole lot of heartache and trouble. I am most grateful to you!

Cheers & Jeers

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