People give thanks (or not) to others in the community

A Bouquet to Andrew and his golden retriever in Sidney for the gift of a coffee card.

You are welcome to use our ladder anytime. We hope your Christmas lights are glorious!

J & B Bergunder



A sincere thank you to the Sidney resident who found my purse in her elevator and hired a taxi to return it to me.

She wouldn’t allow me to pay for the cab and said that it was an early Christmas present.

Joan Dear



I wanted to take a moment to thank the Town of Sidney and especially the Department of Parks and Public Works for doing such a spectacular job of the Town’s Christmas Decorations.

As soon as you turn off the Pat Bay Highway onto Beacon Avenue you are welcomed by an impressive view. This year’s additions of larger Christmas trees and twinkling lights make Sidney a really super place to be during the holiday season.

Thank you for the fabulous efforts of the Town of Sidney staff who invest such a personal effort in making our community look beautiful at this time of year.

Michele Holmes

Holmes Realty


To all the staff, volunteers and float participants that assisted in putting on this year’s Sidney Sparkles Parade, you did a magnificent job.

Not only were we treated to an amazing parade but this year’s lighted sail past was also stunning.

Thanks also to the Town of Sidney workers who do such a superb job of lighting up Beacon Avenue, especially the big tree at the bottom.

My suggestion to the community is if you haven’t been downtown during the evening yet, make time to do so. It will certainly put you in the spirit of Christmas.

Russ and Anna Hudson


On Dec. 1 I had a fall in the Safeway parking lot. Three men on their way to the B.C. Liquor Store passed me by.

Bouquets to the group of young people who picked up my things and got me on my feet!

Nancy McMillan


I would like to thank the staff and patrons of the Prairie Inn pub for making our recent Silent Auction such a success.

Their warmth and generosity made it possible to raise over $1,500 for the Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefitting the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

I would also like to thank all the local businesses that contributed items and a special thanks goes to the manager, Jamie Day, who put a lot of his own time and effort, as well as donations, into making the evening work. The customers and staff bought all of the available items for generous prices and we were able to sell out on the 50/50 tickets.

Dave White and Mahlia Jaroch

Bouquets to the local merchants, restaurants and services that donated to the Army Navy and Air Force silent auction and pool tourney on Dec. 2.

The Ladies Auxiliary and so many individuals donated gifts, cash and time to this great event.

Four thousand dollars was presented to the Sidney Lions Food Bank and a huge box of toys was also topped up that day.

Thank you everyone for making this day a huge success. What a great community we live in!

The executive of ANAF Unit 302


The skippers and crews of the Sidney Lighted Sailpast wish to extend their thanks to the community for its support, including all the local businesses that generously donated prizes, space and time and to the Sidney Rotary members who both judged and provided trophies for specific categories. A special thanks to the Canadian Coast Guard and the Canadian Royal Marine Search and Rescue whose vessels shepherded us safely around the course.

A big thank you also goes out to all the people who toughed out the cold after the Sidney Sparkles parade to cheer us on as we sailed past. This is truly what lighting up our boats is all about. We hope that it has helped bring a little Christmas spirit to the Peninsula.

Warren Franklin

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