I like to stop and think at this time of year how lucky we are — we live and work in this wonderful community. And isn’t that just the word — community.
We have our army of volunteers.
Having moved here four years ago, I marvel at all the things that happen in Qualicum Beach because of our volunteers. Trail systems to parks. Gardens to palliative care. Support for our youth, families and seniors. Drivers and weeders, and servers and feeders and organizers, fundraiser’s extraordinaire.
Thank you one and all.
We have our elected officials, mayor and council. More an act of volunteerism than paid appointment, they have chosen to be the stewards for our community’s well being. Please remember to appreciate them.
Our business community — so much happens here because of our business community. Donators, supporters, funders, prizes, gifts, sponsorships. Please support your local business community and shop locally.
Their support is irreplaceable.
Our local schools — our youth, and our teachers. They are bright and shiny, helpful, cheerful, musical, fun, joyous, studious and hard working. Appreciate them all.
So in this special season, please take a moment or two to appreciate all of the people that make up this great place that is Qualicum Beach – our community. And from your chamber of commerce, thank you to our business community, our volunteer community and our mayor, council and staff of the town, and our citizens both young and old.
You all make this a great place to be.
Moira Hauk is the chair of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce.