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Beefs and Bouquets

A big bouquet and a gold medal to Freeze Frame Photography for all the hard work and support above and beyond the call of duty during the Lynn Hetherington Memorial Competition.Thank you for being you.

A huge bouquet of spring flowers and a heartfelt Thank You to the Nanaimo Kinsmen and the volunteers who served a delicious roast beef dinner to Nanaimo seniors at Bowen Park recently. I understand they have now done so annually for 37 years. Thank you also to the members of the Mood Swing band for their music, which set the toes tapping.

many thanks from our family to Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s engine 1 crew and dispatch for their valiant efforts in rescuing our cat Tony from an abandoned building. Because of your dedication to community service, our family is reunited.

A Huge Balloon Bouquet to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256’s Wednesday morning coffee group for helping to create the greatest surprise 90th birthday celebration for Neville. Joseph, Isabelle, Judy, Les – and everyone at the party – made the surprise event fun and exciting. What a warm, supportive group of people they are.

A couple Purple Rains to Carrie and Kayla for making my grandmother’s last-minute 95th birthday dinner at Kelsey’s a success. You two girls were so friendly, helpful and patient. The food was wonderful and we will be back ... all 30 of us.

A bouquet to the Good Cooking Guys. You are simply the best. The food and service were second to none. Thanks for making the occasion special.

A huge basket of doggie treats to everyone who had their dog on a leash or long line recently at Colliery Dam Park, especially during leash-on hours and in the lower lake section of the park.

A spring flower bouquet to Dallas and Sandra for donating and delivering their deep freezer to me at no charge.

A Huge Basket of Roses to Dr. Kristen Butler, Dana Ellis, and the amazing Moksha Yoga team for creating a successful and fun yoga event recently. More than 200 people gathered at John Barsby Secondary School to participate in a class led by Moksha founder Ted Grand and more than $6,000 was raised for the new emergency wing at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

A big, appreciative thank you to all the first responders, Cranberry firefighters, paramedics and RCMP officers who attended a recent accident. Special thanks to Cole and Const. A.P. Brown for their attentive support and professional attitudes. You all have my utmost admiration and respect. You are my heroes.

Thank you to Elaine Peligren of Dominion Lending. We will always remember you and tell people to come to you for mortgage advice. You went above and beyond our expectations. From H&M.

A delicious breakfast bouquet to the Quality Foods at Northfield and Bowen roads. Your support for the Nanaimo Curling Centre’s ladies’ bonspiel was appreciated.

A bouquet of glass flowers to Todd at Ray’s Windows for the excellent workmanship and all the unasked-for extra finishing. You make a difference.

A huge bouquet to my friends for making my 70-plus birthday so special. I love you all.

A wildflower bouquet to Donna in the classifieds department at the Nanaimo News Bulletin for prepping the amazing 40th birthday photo of our daughter.

A sunny bouquet to Steve and Dale at Future Shop for helping us replace our cameras after they had been stolen. They were extremely helpful and professional.

Many thanks to staff at the Harewood 7-Eleven for their honesty. I forgot to take my cash from the ATM and Cassie retrieved it for me.

a bouquet to Joann Health, community support worker at Project B, for finding a sponsor for my family. The little angels you made for my children at Christmas were joyful.

A special thanks to Aaron Norberg for his generous donation of a computer to Canadian Mental Health Association’s Phoenix Centre. This computer will be given to those in need who have a mental illness here in Nanaimo.

a bouquet. Chivalry lives through Kal-Tire on Old Victoria Road. My daughter, sister and myself have each received professional, courteous service with honesty, integrity and a sense of security from these gentlemen.

Bouquets of smiles to the owners and staff at the Daily Dollar Plus in Chase River. Every time I shop there I am warmly greeted and offered assistance if needed. I admire a business that runs so well and is not a big box store. Hurrah for a good old “mom and pop” business. Smiles back to you.

A huge thank you to the resident of Nanaimo who hosts garage sales. It is the best way to make some goods accessible to single parents and low-income people. Thrift stores are not a solution, they are still too expensive.

a Bouquet to the person who has issues with people in our pools (big and little) who can’t control their bowels. I have witnessed adults relieve themselves in our pools.

A big bouquet of thanks to the folks at West Coast Motor Sport for going above and beyond. We appreciate you.

A charged beef to B.C. Hydro for not including hazardous materials gear with our smart meters. I’m currently dodging two of them.

a beef. How many Canadian children play hockey? Almost all. How many make to the NHL? Almost none. Adults – do the math. Instead of fighting in the stands, bullying the young officials and embarrassing your children with your behaviour, relax and enjoy the game.

a beef to dog walkers in Lantzville. Our family counted more than 30 poop bags thrown in the bushes. It looks awful. Please take them home to your own garbage. Please don’t litter, it’s private property.

A beef to the coward who hit my son-in-law’s car on Stewart Avenue in the middle of the night and took off. Thanks for the $5,000 repair bill.

a beef to companies that promise to include something with your purchase but don’t do so.

a return beef to the person who complained about the 48-bottle limit for returns. Rules are rules.

A Beef to people complaining about liquor stores having limits on bottle returns. There’s a limit because there’s limited space for holding them. They’re a liquor store, not a bottle depot. Get over it.

A beef to the City of Nanaimo for giving the approval to destroy the wetland on Rutherford. A crime against nature. The pond tries to regenerate itself after every rainfall. It can still be saved. Please City of Nanaimo, correct your wrong for the good of the planet.

a Beef to whoever found my cellphone, which I probably left in the Costco parking lot last month. Why didn’t you just return it? The phone is worthless, as the number has been disconnected.

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