Thank you so much

The electoral contests in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and the regional district are starting to really heat up as more and more candidates put both their names and their platforms forward.

The electoral contests in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and the regional district are starting to really heat up as more and more candidates put both their names and their platforms forward.

However, before we get too wrapped up in the excitement of electoral fever, let’s take a moment or two now, while we are still able to remain calm and give a great big fat vote of thanks to everyone who takes any part in the municipal election process.

First, hats off to all the outgoing municipal representatives who have made the decision, for whatever reason, to bow out after serving their time.

We know, or at least have a pretty good idea, of just how hard these people have worked. Whether you love them or think of them as little more than a useless waste of skin, there’s no denying that, while many of us were kicking back and watching television or working on some sort of hobby, these men and women were putting on their coats and heading out the door to take part in some meeting or other.

It’s a thankless task, most often, so we want to make sure, right now, that these dedicated public servants get at least one thank-you before they head off into private life again.

Thank you so much.

Thank you also to the current crop of eager candidates who are putting their private lives somewhat on hold in order to serve their community. Whether they end up being front runners, also rans or just the electoral comedy relief, all of these people deserve our thanks and appreciation. Well done, all.