Letters

Memories of the first kiss at China Beach

Editor: I am writing in response to the demolition of the former nightclub China Beach (The Times, July 29).

I would like to tell you our story, as it’s a good memory of the former nightclub. It was July 1991. I was out at China Beach with a few girlfriends, dancing the night away to the band Trooper.

A guy I hadn’t really met before, but knew of through other people, asked me to dance. It was a slow one. I said sure. We danced. The song ended, he looked into my eyes, I looked into his, and we kissed.

There is such a thing as love at first sight. We felt it and we saw the fireworks.We went our separate ways that evening, only to reconnect that December. We have been together ever since.

He asked me to marry him two years later. In June, 1994, we were married. We just celebrated our 20th anniversary. Reading the story about the fall of the former nightclub with the “storied” past made us reminisce about our first kiss.Thank you for that.

Karen and Gord Perrin,

Langley

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Meet Qualicum First Nation chief and council and open house Oct. 29
 
Emission limits set for B.C. LNG producers
 
Surrey enforcer killed on the weekend
The importance of bees
 
Canada Day in Alberni
 
Search and rescue veteran in Alberni retires after 47 years
Caregiver reaches out to help autistic adult
 
The Week — Jan. 19
 
The Week — Oct. 13