Bouquet to all the Phils out there across the land. You are all inspirational

Bouquet to all the Phils out there across the land. You are all inspirational

Beefs & Bouquets, July 21

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BOUQUET From Georgia Avenue School to Mid-Island Tai Chi Club for its continued support and generous donations of food and money for our students. You help to feed hungry students and they delight in the extra snacks.

BOUQUET To my doctor and nurses at the hospital when I had day surgery on my knee. They were friendly and helpful and clean.

BOUQUET To the staff and volunteers who made the opening of the new Nanaimo SPCA building a day to remember. lt is a very functional building which will get a lot of use for years to come.

BOUQUET To the donors, volunteers and buyers who made the recent Friends of the Library Nanaimo Harbourfront Used Book Sale a great success. Twenty six workers picked up, set up, sorted, sold and packed away books raising close to $1,050 for downtown library projects.

BOUQUET To Brent from Telford’s Cremation and Burial Centre for arranging the interment of my mother’s ashes. He was very helpful and patient.

BOUQUET To anonymous folks who pulled the two derelict carts out of the river at Maffeo Sutton Park bridge. Me and friends were going to do it – you beat us to it. We’ll find another project.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Timbermen for hosting a 60-year celebration for the 1956 Mann Cup Lacrosse champions and families. A great event, missed by many.

BOUQUET From my family who enjoyed the Shaw family movie this Saturday. A thank you to all the Shaw personnel who put that together. We had a wonderful time. It was appreciated.

BOUQUET To the front staff at Beban Park pool who are always there to help in a friendly and courteous manner. I am an old guy who swims at the pool.

BOUQUET To the Wildlife Recovery Centre for the free entry on Father’s Day weekend. The place was amazing, loved the animals and crafts. A huge thank you to staff and volunteers from all the people who came out.

BOUQUET To the young couple and their sons at the Granary restaurant who paid for my lunch. What a wonderful surprise. Thank you from Shoppers post office lady.

BOUQUET To Robin at Bell Mobility at Nanaimo North Town Centre. Your outstanding customer service and respectful manner in which you treat your customers is most appreciated.

BOUQUET To the people who annually erect the large deer/fawn awareness signs on Hammond Bay Road. It is heartbreaking to see a doe nudge her dead fawn on the side of the road. Drivers, please heed these signs.

BOUQUET To Jill, John and Laurie at the Kitchen Technician. Especially to Jill for her insight and assistance in planning our kitchen renos and John for his professional installation. Even with a few glitches, they were readily resolved. We love the new look.

BOUQUET To Russell at Shear Agony for cutting my hair again after many years of not being able to. I love the new location and the staff is as friendly and welcoming as ever.

BOUQUET To the staff at Windsor Plywood, thank you for always going above and beyond to help your customers.

BOUQUET To the family-run Cod Squad, an excellent fish and chip seafood restaurant at Pinetree Square on Bowen Road. Quality at a reasonable price.

BOUQUET To all the Phils out there across the land. You are all inspirational, charming athletic and  – may I add – really good looking. Keep it up. Sincerely, Phil.

BOUQUET To all the homestay families who hosted international students from Nanaimo school district this year. Thank you for your wonderful care and support.

BOUQUET To the man who stopped to put my chain back on my bike during the Ride Don’t Hide event as onlookers stared at me, a grown woman, having a meltdown in public. Despite my reaction  (my disorder makes it difficult to regulate emotions) you didn’t hesitate to help.

BOUQUET To the pedestrians who clear storm drains of dirt and debris along their walk so that the rain water can leave the streets as it is meant to. Especially my wonderful husband George – great job, honey.

BOUQUET To a great weekend at the Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival. Music, entertainment, happy smiling faces. Another bouquet to the volunteer at the pier who high-fived practically all the paddlers.

BOUQUET To Miguel and his staff at Driven Performance gym. What a wonderful organization to be associated with. The support provided while you work on your well-being is second to none.

BOUQUET To Brodie at Woodgrove Chrysler. My daughter and l thank you for finding the problem. No noise – wonderful.

BOUQUET To Bill from Dover Bay Construction for his professionalism and integrity. He personally ensured that all details were looked after and left our yard and deck gleaming.

BOUQUET To Promax Automotive for fixing my little sister’s car. Larry is a superhero for not giving up until the job was done properly.

BOUQUET To the person beefing about the habit in some of our otherwise fine restaurants. The staff are wiping the tables with the same soiled cloth as all the seats. Where were the staff trained to work in a food safe industry?

BOUQUET To the Vancouver Canucks prospects team for visiting at the Nanaimo Child Development Centre. Lots of fun and appreciated by all.

BOUQUET To the Nanaimo Harbour Lites Lioness Club, a hard-working and fun group, for raising and donating almost $20,000 to needy organizations within the community this year.

BOUQUET To Karen and associate at Home Outfitters for awesome customer service.

BOUQUET To the proprietor of the resort who will not allow nude swimming in the park this year and wisely enforcing no excess of booze. Those who like to drink and swim in the nude, stay home.

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