Beefs & Bouquets, June 11

NANAIMO – Send your Beefs and Bouquets to

BOUQUET To Darren. He is a fast, nice, lovely cashier at customer service at the London Drugs store at Port Place shopping centre.

BOUQUET To Mustafa at Kebap for bringing authentic rotisserie donair to Nanaimo. Your seasonings and marinade were so delicious and you were so friendly. I hope your new business does as well as you deserve.

BEEF To the young nurse who managed WCB every summer for the past seven years. Way to go.

BOUQUET To Woodgrove’s Hallmark store. Thank you for your generosity. Love the colours.

BEEF To the snitch in our mobile home park. He goes up and down the park all day to find a problem and then the manager comes to question a situation the snitch reported. Not nice.

BOUQUET To Ken and staff at Island veterinary hospital for the way I was treated when I took Scrapy Doo in when he was sick and found out that he was shot with a pellet gun.

BEEF To dog owners who smoke while at off-leash dog parks. I go there to exercise my dog and breathe fresh air. Please indulge your habit elsewhere.

BOUQUET To the young woman and her mother who were walking their little dog on a trail near Seafort and Boundary. They were instrumental in assisting our surveyor in getting our valuable instrument back after a thief took off with it down the trail and disappeared. Sorry we didn’t get your names, but thank you. BEEF To the person who stole our survey instrument while our surveyor had his back to you.

BOUQUET To Ms. Adelborg at Randerson Ridge Elementary School for arranging the Grade 6 Camp Quanoes field trip and to parents and chaperones who accompanied. The children had a great time.

BEEF To the continuing Colliery dams soap opera. The script is weak, the acting is lacklustre and the drama has been overplayed. It’s time to cancel it.

BOUQUET To the wonderful lady at the recycling bottle depot on Hayes Road who is always friendly.

BEEF to the Nanaimo B.C. SPCA for promoting its residents to adopt a cat and let it be an indoor-outdoor kitty. If our cats are kept inside, they would not only be healthier, but wouldn’t get lost and put back in the SPCA system.

BOUQUET To all the sponsors and volunteers for organizing and supporting Bike to Work Week.

BEEF To the family restaurant in the north end. This location has consistently bad service and undertrained staff. We won’t be back.

BOUQUET To Ro Bi and Yale at Walmart for exceptional customer service.

BOUQUET To the City of Nanaimo for replacing the netting at the basketball court at Maffeo Sutton Park. It looks great. Swish.

BOUQUET A mega thank you for a job well done at the Nanaimo 315C cadets bottle drive. Your generous donations, time and efforts from the cadets and families, St. John Ambulance members, Branch 10 Royal Canadian Legion members and the community for its support helped make this venture a great success.

BOUQUET A heartfelt thank you to a lady in McDonald’s. She saw that I needed help, and came right over to assist me. Not a word was spoken. Only genuine smiles between us.

BOUQUET To Bill Merriman, his wife and their three sons for their coaching deeds in local soccer.

BOUQUET To the theatre group at John Barsby Secondary School for its amazing performance of The Outsiders – we thoroughly enjoyed the passionate and talented gifts of these young people and their esteemed teacher.

BOUQUET To the members of the Departure Bay Bridge Club for your thoughtfulness. Once again due to your generosity, our garden has a spectacular floral display which we are sure to enjoy all summer long.

BOUQUET Profound gratitude to the staff of the ICU at Nanaimo Regional Hospital for their unconditional dedication, care and expertise in saving my best friend’s life this past February. You never gave up and now we celebrate life thanks to the ICU.

BOUQUET To the students of the council at Woodlands Secondary School. You put on a beautiful tea for the Mid-Island Abilities and Independent Living Society. The music provided by the three students was great.

BOUQUET Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for your incredible help at the Park Avenue fun fair. More bouquets to the Sunrisers and the Ladies of the Moose for their help. And thanks to all the fabulous volunteers that made the event happen.

BOUQUET To Camella at Superette when I had a dreadful cough she purchased ingredients and gave me a recipe for tea. Yucky, but it worked.

BOUQUET To Deryn at Woodlands Secondary School. Four ladies arrived too early for the tea. They let us sit in an empty classroom. You were so pleasant.

BOUQUET To Peter at the Running Room. Your customer service was excellent. You dealt with a shoe problem in a professional and considerate manner.

BOUQUET To Feathers B.C. A family emergency came upon us and one phone call to Feathers settled my problem with 20 birds of various sizes. Homes were found for my babies until the emergency eases.

BOUQUET To the three ladies and one gentleman who tried to retrieve my keys locked in my little green car, especially the one who drove me home to get a coat hanger and the other who turned my change purse in to the service desk.

BOUQUET To Dr. Kirily Park who works long hours and yet never fails to smile, reassure and comfort her patients. You are amazing.

BOUQUET To caring staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Everyone from emergency, ICU and CCU were kind, helpful and had a smile on their faces at all times.

BOUQUET To Deb at Dickinson Tim Hortons for your sweet and kind manner and friendly attitude.

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