BEEFS AND BOUQUETS for March

People give thanks to others on the Saanich Peninsula

Wow – Monday, Feb. 11 was unbelievable! Everywhere in Sidney there were kids and families all over town – Legomania overtook Sidney. Congratulations to the organizers, in particular, Peter Garnham and his family at the Sidney Museum. If this is an example of all of us working together, bring  it on. Well done, Sidney!

Clive & Christine Tanner

Beacon Books

 

On Feb. 11 Sidney merchants threw open their doors to the throng of kids taking part in the Lego event in your town. This was no easy task and I’m sure it tried the patience of many, but I would like to reassure the owners who diligently stamped the treasured pamphlets of these youngsters that their willingness to engage was appreciated.

As the grandmother of a six-year-old, I will also be back to shop as I was so impressed with the quality and variety of the merchandise as well as the ambiance of your town. I’m sure I am not alone. Sincere thanks to all.

Nancy Blake

 

We would like to thank our coaches, Larry Green, Ryan Matthews and Brittnie Cossette for their countless hours in the gym and all the support they showed us for the past two (three for some of us) seasons. They took a group of girls who really hadn’t played basketball and taught us how to play.

Heartfelt applause goes to Larry who would open up the gym for any one of us, or all of us, to shoot and scrimmage whenever we wanted. Who else has a coach on call 24/7? To Rick Paquette who helped out this season, it was great to have your post input, very valuable.

We also want to thank Harry Bisjak, our Manager, whose behind-the-scenes organization allowed us to play in some great tournaments this year. It was always good to look over and see Harry in the stands.The friendships that have been made and what a team really is will never be forgotten. Best season ever!

The Parkland Girls Basketball Team

 

Kudos to Beacon Community Services and the Peninsula News Review for their annual Hearts of the Community Awards on Feb. 21. It is heartening to know there are so many volunteers who do so much good work in the community. It’s wonderful that they are recognized in this great way.

Giving of yourself is what volunteering is all about, and is not only satisfying for the volunteer, but therapeutic as well, and sets an example to our families. As a nominee myself, it was certainly gratifying to be honored this way, and hopefully will set an example to many other communities who benefit from volunteers in their area.

Kudos also to Stelly’s Performers who did a great job entertaining us.

Audrey Male

 

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