HEROES & ZEROS
HEROES – It has been almost a year since you saved my life. I want to thank each every one of the doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital who assisted in my recovery. – Norman Bolton
HEROES – CR Friendship Quilters for your generous donation to Yucalta Lodge of your handi crafts- QUILTS they will warm and brighten the seniors days. Thank you. – Joanne Amberson Activity Supervisor Yucalta Lodge
HEROES – Mckay’s home theatre centres for their quality workmanship, and excellent service, going the extra mile to please as a customer. Thanks for your efforts. – Gerard Andruschak.
ZERO – The woman who grooms her big, black dog near Willow Point School. What are you thinking? On several occasions I’ve walked by the school on Eardley and seen large piles of black dog hair just outside the chainlink fence adjacent to the playground swings! I thought you would be embarrassed the Sunday I caught you in the act of brushing your dog and tossing the piles of hair on the grass. Apparently not, because the following day, and again this past Sunday, you’ve left the evidence of your inconsiderate actions. Any responsible dog owner would never leave home without a plastic bag. Why aren’t you using one to clean up this mess and take it with you? Why leave it so close to where children play – some of whom may have allergies? It’s apparent you don’t want this mess in your own yard – or even in your own garbage! Just another lazy, negligent owner who thinks the rest of us enjoy “gifts” from your dogs. Time to give your head a shake, girl. - Darlyne Shane
HEROES – Campbell River is a wonderful community filled with people who are always there to support an important cause. On International Women’s Day, the Tidemark Theatre was filled with people supporting our C.R. Women’s Centre. A hilarious and sobering Vagina Monologues was presented by a local cast and crew to raise funds for an often forgotten or minimized service that is provided by our Women’s Centre. It was a wonderful evening. Congratulations to Margaret Keane who directed the VM and to the brilliant cast and crew who put themselves out there to tell stories usually kept secret. We laughed and cried and loved every minute of it. Thank you. – Lia Grundle
HEROES – On Feb. 25, while visiting family in beautiful Campbell River, my husband became ill and required emergency surgery at Campbell River Hospital. The care he received at CRH’s emergency room and subsequently in the OR, recovery room and on the 2nd floor was exemplary – he could not have been in better hands. Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and all the other staff who took such good care of him. – Adriana M. James, Lake Cowichan, B.C.
HEROES – The Museum at Campbell River’s 8th Annual Book Sale and Fundraiser was a huge success with record sales and attendance. We can’t thank our volunteer coordinator Deb Willis enough. Although busy with the Food Bank, she again devoted her time and expertise to making our event run smoothly, and it was beautifully orchestrated from start to finish. Our volunteers spent many hours organizing the books during the week, and were even there to help out on the days of the sale. And a special thanks to trustees Norm Fair and Bruce Izard for both picking up books and helping with their distribution after the sale. We also wish to thank the community who supported our fundraiser by donating so many wonderful books before the sale, and buying books the days of the sale. This fundraiser enables us to continue providing quality school and public programming, while keeping the costs low. – Catherine Gilbert, Museum at Campbell River
HEROES – The Campbell River Storm players who showed up to the rink on Monday the 18th. When they showed up at 6 a.m. and found out they had no ice, instead of going back home, they put on their gear and came out on the ice with all of our girls. You made their day and made getting out of bed so early in the morning, a cheery experience. – Deanna Kowalko CR Hurricanes
HEROES – Each and every one of you. You know who you are. We did it. We made over $3,000 for the Heart and Stroke. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Have a good summer. Take care and God Bless. – Bea Duquette