Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 2

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, please e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com.

BOUQUET To Bowen Road Country Grocer bakery department for helping with my husband’s 65th birthday party. I was very impressed with Alicia who took my order. All was made to order and baked the same day as pick up.

BOUQUET To Meldy Wilton and the Dam Poets for all the great presentations. Thanks for your support in saving the Colliery dams for future generations.

BOUQUET To my veterinarian Ken Langelier of Island Veterinary. You are the kindest, most compassionate, caring and thorough veterinarian. You went above and beyond with your care of my guinea pig. Your receptionist Terry D. is equally caring and wonderful.

BOUQUET To Joel at Black and Blue Tattoo for fixing my dragonfly tattoo and making it look amazing. Your artistry and professionalism went way beyond my expectations.

BOUQUET To the man and his wife, in the white car, who drove from Nanaimo to Duncan to pick me up from the hospital and bring me back home to Nanaimo. You know who you are.

BOUQUET To all who participated in the Moonlight Madness Ride which raised more than $100 in donations that will help the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition continue its work advocating for better transportation options in Nanaimo.

BOUQUET To Nanaimo Concert Band and Malaspina Choir. What a great performance in front of 500-600 people for a worthy cause to help out the Salvation Army.

BOUQUET To the manager and staff at A&W off Turner Road. I had a bad tumble, and they were quick to respond. The cup of tea brought to me was the best.

BOUQUET To Solomon and Jackson Ali. What generous young guys you are. The season’s best to both of you.

BOUQUET To the Knights of Columbus Council 9990. Thank you for all the hard work and your community support, especially of our young people who are pursuing a post-secondary education with the help of one of your bursaries.

BOUQUET To the friendly workers at the Salvation Army near Costco who always go out of their way to help you and for their great pricing for those who are in need.

BOUQUET To Ann at Acme Food Co. for the best yam fries in the city. I’ve been taste-testing and no one makes them as great as Ann.

BOUQUET To dedicated parents who support their children to levels of excellence in their chosen sport or talent. Juliana and Chad Green have been ‘the wind beneath the wings’ of daughter Hannah Green, age 10, Canadian national BMX champion. Hannah is joining the Diablos American national team in January.

BOUQUET To Danielle and Myles Wassbauer for their years of service helping and preparing the hot dogs on Nov. 11 and the Hurford District Guides for serving them.

BOUQUET To Sheila and Jon for producing and directing the show for Harbour City Seniors at Bowen Park. Also many thanks to the sound crew and the cast for a successful show. Thanks also to the kitchen crew for producing a delicious tea.

BOUQUET To Save-on Foods at Country Club, Quality Foods at Turner Road, the hair stylist at Nanaimo North Town Centre for their donations for the Tea and Show for Harbour City Seniors.

BOUQUET To Nick’s Pizza for truly pleasant service always and extra bouquet to the very nice young delivery driver who just finished his exams. Good luck.

BOUQUET To Steve of Alpha Doors. You not only fixed by door but also gave me a keypad. Your service is top-notch.

BOUQUET To the woman with her young girl who gave me a bouquet of beautiful flowers as I was leaving Brickyard clinic. It was dark and wet and I was not feeling well. You made my day, brought a tear to my eye.

BOUQUET To the man who bought my meal at Pizza Hut. Your kindness has not gone unnoticed.

BOUQUET To the kind lady parked by Toys R Us for waiting until I turned around so she could give me her parking spot. You made my day.

BOUQUET To Mitch at Mobile Centre in Superstore. His patience and expertise helped two seniors move into the world of technology and his centre will make a welcome and competitive addition.

BOUQUET To the lady who paid for my coffee at Serious Coffee in Beaufort Centre. She let me go ahead of her in the queue as she knew I had a bus to catch.

BOUQUET To Dr. Lam and staff at Vision Arts Eyecare for quickly diagnosing my vision problem and arranging immediate treatment.

BOUQUET To Holly Wright of Serious Coffee on Hammond Bay Road for organizing an amazing evening of local musical talent. An energetic and unforgettable evening on a very stormy December night.

BOUQUET To Woodgrove Centre. I had an unfortunate accident on a Saturday and they went above and beyond to make me comfortable. I will never forget it.

BOUQUET To Rebecca and Anna who held a fundraiser for our family at Slice Resto. Thank you to Yeosmith Studio, One After Eight Design, Landmark Cinemas, Slice Resto, Epicure from Tanya Erickson, 49th Parallel Grocery and Trevor’s mom for silent auction donations.

BOUQUET To my colleagues in medical imaging at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. To all of the staff who supported Jeans Day, participated in the photo contest and continue to make contributions in support of Ethan’s Tumour Recover Fund.

BOUQUET To the volunteers at Paradise Isle Seniors, including Betty, Joan, Lucille, James, Gay, Karen, Dawn, Randy, Kyle, Vera and Hazel Smith, our president/cook/organizer.

BOUQUET To Jan at Coast Optical on Bowen Road for excellent service. First time in three years I could put on a pair of glasses and need no adjustments and I’m still 100 per cent satisfied with my choice.

BOUQUET To Nanaimo’s finest for all the nasty things they have to deal with each and every day – half of which one would never think about.

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, please e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com.

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