Beefs and Bouquets for July

PNR readers write their praises for the great things they experienced this past month

A huge, beautiful and fragrant bouquet to the community for its fantastic support of the Stelly’s 2012 aftergrad. The amazing support of businesses and individuals along with the tireless work of volunteer organizers resulted in a sensational grad night celebration. Please support the organizations that support our community, listed on the aftergrad website ( The students, parents and organizers greatly appreciate the community’s generosity.

The Stelly’s aftergrad executive


We sure do appreciate our Polo Park paper carrier, who cheerfully goes above and beyond his assigned delivery tasks by offering encouragement, sharing a joke, or other random acts of kindness in the neighbourhood. What a guy.

M. Benoit


A big bouquet of sunflowers to the gentleman who bought my groceries the other day. At the end of a rough, tiring day, the last of a challenging week, this knight in shining armour saved me at the Ladysmith Safeway and restored my faith in humanity. His act of kindness (which, fiscally, has been repaid) has inspired me to be more giving in my own life. Thank you, sir. You are a gentleman.

Gina Galwat


A huge bouquet to the community, local vendors, Sidney Volunteer Fire Department and RCMP for their generous support of Sidney elementary’s Spring Fling on June 1. This is Sidney elementary’s biggest fundraiser of the school year and would not be such a success if it weren’t for everyone’s contributions.

Sidney elementary PAC


A very large thank you to all the residents of Sidney, Saanichton and Brentwood Bay who helped make the 2012 Postie food drive such a huge success. We were able to collect over 3,500 pounds of food and $500 in donations.This is the eighth year we have been doing this and each year Peninsula residents have responded with amazing generosity. Also thank you to the volunteers at the Sidney Lions food bank for helping unload all the donations.

The Posties and RSMC at the Sidney delivery depot


Thanks to Sgt. Andy Duke and the other Central Saanich officers who responded to a recent incident in front of my house. What would we do without you and the work you do to keep the peace in our neighbourhoods? I’m grateful we don’t have to find out. I was especially impressed by the concern expressed by Sgt. Duke relating to potential damage to my property and the invitation to call if I had any concerns. You are greatly appreciated and thanks again.

Julie Woloschuk