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Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 2

BOUQUET to Milano’s Ristorante for their beautiful Christmas decorations.

BOUQUET A huge bouquet to Broco auto glass. While they installed a new windshield, I received free of charge a rental vehicle, and an interior shampoo.  Great job Budget car rentals and Broco auto glass.

BOUQUET to my new manager. Your iridescent smile and bubbly personality make it easy to come to work every day.

BOUQUET to all the vendors, customers and members who participated in the Fraternal Order of Eagles First Annual Ladies Nite. We were able to purchase some much-needed bus passes and food cards for the Haven Society.

BOUQUET to my neighbours on Twiggly Wiggly who put up with all the dust and noise over the past several months as our retaining wall was built. Hopefully you’ll agree much nicer than the blackberry brambles it replaced.

BOUQUET To V.I. Outdoor Maintenance. Your workers are so efficient. No matter what job they do they do it quickly and happily. I’m impressed with how hard these guys work.

BOUQUET A bouquet to Ali Baba pizza for handing out delicious pizza during the Santa Claus parade downtown. Made a great event even better.

BOUQUET A bouquet to the kind lady in the movie line-up who gave us a free movie ticket. This good deed will go forward to a Salvation Army Christmas kettle.

BOUQUET to the lady who held a table for me in the Wal Mart McDonalds. With two month-old twin girls it made things so much easier and really made my day.

BOUQUET Special recognition to the sweet young girl who visited the palliative care unit offering home baked happy face cookies and muffins as a “just because”  random act of kindness.

BOUQUET To Ed and Sandy Bacon who do such a wonderful job of enhancing our neighborhood with their beautiful yard and all the effort they put into decorating it for Halloween and Christmas.

BOUQUET To all of our neighbors in the area of Howard Avenue and Fourth Street for making such an effort to decorate and participate in Halloween this year.

BOUQUET to the extraordinary staff of Malaspina Gardens Franklyn first floor for all the compassion, dignity and respect they show to their residents and their families.

BOUQUET to the staff and management of the Wallace Street Tim Hortons, who treated serving members of the military with such courtesy and kindness on Remembrance Day this year. They greatly appreciated it and so did I. Your consideration will be paid forward many times over.

BOUQUET to my dad, Armand, for his positive energy and bringing joy to so many every season with his crazy outfits. Also to my mom, Lorraine, for being my rock with a listening ear and constant unconditional love and listening ear for our family. I love and adore you both.

BOUQUET To all those who reached out to us during my husband’s recent cardiac bypass surgery. Your thoughts, prayers, acts of kindness and support meant so much to the both of us.

BOUQUET To the owners of the A-frame on College Drive. Not only are your Christmas lights beautiful but the giant Christmas tree in your window is wonderful too. I smile every time I drive by.

BOUQUET To all the volunteer organizers and canvassers who were out in the rain, snow, sun, and cold collecting signatures for the Sensible B.C. campaign. Their dedication to forward a cause that many people strongly believe in shows their willingness to “go the extra mile” to bring change to an outdated Police Act.

BOUQUET To the Hope Lutheran Church for two very generous, anonymous donations, totalling $1,535, toward the Thursday Community Lunch at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

BOUQUET To Save On Foods Woodgrove Centre for ensuring their shopping carts stay on their premises and are not all over the neighborhood. This is being a good neighbor and is greatly appreciated.

BOUQUET To the person who took my purse to Quality Foods’ service counter after I left it in the grocery cart. I am an 83-year- old senior and I had gone home before I missed it. You hear so many bad things these days its shows there are good things too.

BOUQUET To the gentleman holding the door at Woodgrove Centre’s Tim Hortons entrance. It was freezing cold but he was there holding doors for others for at least half an hour.

BOUQUET To the woman who paid for my parking pass at the Port Theatre on Dec. 6. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and all the best in the new year.

BOUQUET To all the many wonderful Angels who signed up with Volunteer Nanaimo to adopt a family this Christmas.  We were able to help 63 families in the community – an all time high.

BOUQUET To the Good Samaritan who loaned me her car blanket when I fell in Terminal Park Mall to keep warm while waiting for the ambulance.  Your blanket is at the Service desk at Save on Foods, whose associates were also very kind to me.

BOUQUET To Darin at AA Vacuum Doctor on Turner Road for his knowledge, kindness and compassion in getting repairs on a wall vacuum and attachments delivered to my home. After a difficult time his kindness was heartfelt.

BOUQUET To Mike Gogo and family up at the tree farm, we got our tree a week ago and it’s awesome.

BOUQUET To Dr. Barnsley and staff at the pediatric ambulatory ward for making my four-year-old daughter’s visit to the hospital for day surgery pleasant and stress free. You all cared for her as if she was your own, and her mom is very appreciative.

BOUQUET To Nanaimo Sausage House for letting people park in your parking lot on Sunday so we could enjoy Christmas Dinner with family at Long Lake Chateau.

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