Cheers & Jeers Sept. 12th

Highs and lows in the Valley this week

Cheers to Dana Bjorkman for taking such good care of the Canal Flats grade 8 students. Going into the school with the kids to make sure they knew where to go on the first day is above and beyond! Dana is an A+ bus driver and we appreciate it.

The biggest of Cheers to BC Highways for paving all of Wilmer. We have finally been invited into the next century! And Cheers for the paving crew from Okanagan Paving – boy you guys work hard!

Cheers to the person who dropped off a tree stump at the entrance way at Sobeys. I removed it and sold the root ball for $150. Much appreciated!

Jeers to whomever in Windermere is starting their chainsaw/lawnmower /leaf blower up at 7:45 a.m. You are shockingly inconsiderate to the people who live around you, and you should be embarrassed by this lack of thought on your part.

Jeers to the red truck who passed us on THE SHOULDER along Athalmere Road, right by Home Hardware, on the morning of the 29th. It was not only dangerous – but dumb. A big JEERS to you…I hope you don’t eventually get into an accident driving like that. Then right after, as we turned right at the lights and slowed to stop at the stop sign by Kicking Horse – ANOTHER car went right through the intersection without stopping. Must have been in the air! Come on people – give your head a shake!

Huge Cheers to the brilliant owner of Columbia Valley Sign Artists who would not let me pay for the sayings on my “champagne” mugs! She stated it was because we are nurses and she believes nurses are special! Wow! a donation has been made to the food bank. What a wonderful place to live!

Cheers to Patty’s Greenhouse for delivering delicious veggies, fruits, eggs, jams, and so much more, all over the valley! Your stuff is awesome and I am so grateful you do what you do so well!

Cheers to the wonderful Landscaping Team who keeps our downtown beautiful with their incredible floral displays in the flower beds. It is a source of pride for all of us – and you folks need to be Cheered in a big way!

Cheers to all the guys at the soaring club for the waves and chats as we watched the action everyday. You made my grandkids very happy.

A shout out of Cheers to the blender/roasters of Stolen Church Coffee. Your espresso blend is divine, smooth as silk with no bitter aftertaste. No sweetening needed. Good work!

Cheers to the Australian rugby player with his 4 mates playing his first round of golf ever at Windermere Valley. His first drive on #1 netted only 10 meters. However, on #8 he scored an ace for his first hole-in-one! Those of us who witnessed the achievement marveled at his innocence. He was awarded a Windermere Valley flag that his mates autographed. Congratulations!

Cheers to Britt for “treating” the staff at Columbia Garden Village. You are the BEST!

Hugs and Cheers to Jess for the Communi-Tea! Everyone had such a lovely time!

Cheers to Dana Harrison of Ontario for stepping forward at Canadian Tire this week to pay for all the cat litter for the ICAN shelter. Dana stepped up to pay for eight boxes of cat litter. A volunteer at her own local shelter in Ontario, Dana understands the need and the costs of shelter life. Cheers Dana, and may we learn to pay your act of kindness forward when visiting other communities.

Cheers to Travel Ubuds for a great summer full of laughs, BBQ, boating, board games, golf, bacon, wine and all of the adventures throughout the last few months! No matter if we’re traveling around the world or just around the sand hill, it’s always a great time with the two of you. The cabin is a special place and I would like to “Cheers” to the memories thus far and the ones yet to be made!

Bouquet of Cheers to Inspire Floral for the beautiful flowers given to Columbia Garden Village. They are very appreciated!

Cheers to Dee Conklin for all the kind, caring things you do for my husband and I. You are a true friend indeed.

Cheers to our wonderful Windermere/ Ixtapa friends, Jack and Yvonne Olson! It was great to visit with you and meet your precious granddaughter, Fehryn. The pizza was delicious, your yard is amazing, and your friendship is cherished. Your Saskatchewan (jam) friends!

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