Bouquet. Thank you Nanaimo for being the kindest city in Canada and maybe the world. Having lived in many cities in Canada and the U.S., Nanaimo is truly a sacred place.

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 3

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BOUQUET To all News Bulletin readers. Today we carry on a tradition of only publishing bouquets in the first Beefs & Bouquets of the new year. If you’re craving beefs, we published our Beefs of the Year online last week. Here’s wishing you positivity in 2019.

BOUQUET To our lovely friend Kim, who hosts our Wednesday evenings. You open your home to lift our spirits every week. Thank you.

BOUQUET To all the wonderful people of Nanaimo who restored a little girl’s Christmas joy after the Grinch of Haliburton Street stole her inflatable Mickey Mouse. It was unbelievable how you paid it forward with selfless donations of new inflatables. We’re going to make sure that the chain keeps going.

BOUQUET To the city for Christmas lighting and decorations downtown.

BOUQUET To the principal, teachers and children of Quarterway School who worked hard to put on a fantastic winter concert this year. Bravo!

BOUQUET Thank you Nanaimo for being the kindest city in Canada and maybe the world. Having lived in many cities in Canada and the U.S., Nanaimo is truly a sacred place. Happy to be here now with all you kind souls. Keep up the love and light.

BOUQUET To Gaetan from Erickson Roofing. Your extreme generosity has overwhelmed me and I am so grateful there are people like you in this world. My son and I are thankful beyond measure. And it couldn’t have come at a better time as this time of year can be so difficult for some.

BOUQUET Kathy S. is a wonderful friend. She never asks for anything from me but is always willing to help. She sewed my grand-daughter’s badges on her sash saying she was happy to do so. I value her friendship.

BOUQUET To the lovely couple who helped us at Home Depot with the outside Christmas decorations. Your kindness and humour made our day. Your neighbours are very lucky to have you in their neighbourhood. The buck and doe you helped us pick out look beautiful. Thanks again.

BOUQUET To Tubber Plumbing and Drainage Services. Roy goes far and above duty.

BOUQUET To organizers of this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony. Special thanks to the veterans and cadets who took part.

BOUQUET To the gals at Subway Woodgrove for patience and kindness after a coffee spillage accident. Also thanks to ladies who helped after my husband’s fall outside Woodgrove.

BOUQUET Thank you to the bus driver for returning to Nanaimo to ensure I did not miss my appointment in Victoria. My apologies to my fellow passengers. Wonderful people.

BOUQUET To organizers and sponsors who put on the recent Vancouver Island Market at the Sears building. The venue was great and it was nice to have food and local products on site.

BOUQUET Thanks so much to Wolfgang for volunteering his time with the seaquariums in some schools in Nanaimo.

BOUQUET To all the nice, fast cashiers at Thrifty Foods Port Place, and a special bouquet to cashier Rita.

BOUQUET To the city, library and regional district for partnering to support the Poetry in Transit program. What a fun idea.

BOUQUET Need honest care for your car? See Nigel M., automotive manager at Canadian Tire. He has saved me thousands when a dealership tried to pressure me into repairs that were not necessary.

BOUQUET To Nakeo Computers in Southgate. Thank you for your kind help to our Japanese friend.

BOUQUET To the AC Taxi driver who had my son call for a ride. He got in and didn’t have enough money to get home. You drove him anyway. Thank you for your angel wings; you kept him safe that night.

BOUQUET Many thanks to the city and those responsible for returning the traffic lights at Bowen and East Wellington roads to their original settings. Very much appreciated by many who daily use this route to get to work.

BOUQUET To the staff at Island Mediquip. You are always so helpful and go out of your way to help your customers. A pleasure to deal with.

BOUQUET To Turley’s Florist for the beautiful bouquet and to the Bulletin for the fun of Beefs & Bouquets. No beef this week. The sun never stops shining.

BOUQUET To Dr. Piemontesi and team. I had cataract surgery last week and the results are phenomenal. I will have the other eye done ASAP.

BOUQUET To a great guy putting up a large reward to find whoever it was breaking into his friends’ home.

BOUQUET To Kyle and Barron’s Home Appliance Centre for your excellent sevice when I accidentally screwed up my washer.

BOUQUET To Rick at Quality Foods meat department. My first time in your store and you went out of your way for me. Customer service at its finest. There are a few people I know could learn from your example.

BOUQUET To all the nice bus drivers in Nanaimo. Your kindness and courtesy are well appreciated. You make a difference with your attitude and helpfulness.

BOUQUET Huge thanks to Delfina at Brooks Landing Staples for her help in sorting out a complicated printing job and ending up with a great product.

BOUQUET Many thanks to Steve in the red pickup truck in the lineup at the Gabriola ferry who gave me a ride when my friend’s car battery died. Hope your appointment went well. I wish some Nanaimo folks had your Gabriolan spirit.

BOUQUET To all nice bus drivers. Thank you for your good driving.

BOUQUET To Elijah and his staff at the friendly and welcoming Medicine Shoppe at Terminal Park Mall. Prices are affordable, especially with the seniors’ discount. Elijah is knowledgeable, efficient, accommodating and always full of good humour.

BOUQUET To the honest person who saw my Alaska purse which I missed in the basket of the grocery cart on a dark and rainy night. Your honesty in turning it in to the store gives hope as all contents were there.

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