HAVE YOUR SAY: Supporters made Old Orchard’s 100th birthday party possible

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Old Orchard!

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Old Orchard! The Old Orchard Neighbourhood Association would like to thank Diana Schroeder for her tireless efforts making it happen, her friends Marcella and Dawn for all their hard work getting things ready, Andrew Clark for the use of his yard, as well as Eve Mark, Peter Merrick, Steve Shoenhoff and everyone else who helped out during the day. Special thanks go out to the entire crew of Pressing Matter Mobile Juicing, and also Grains Bakery, Rob Samsom, Evelyn, Lush Comox Valley, Bonnie Oakes and all the apple tree owners for their generous donations. Lastly, three cheers for Judith Wright and Dan Jackson from École Puntledge Elementary, all the apple harvesters from divisions 10 and 12, and the parent volunteers for doing such an incredible job collecting apples. You all help to make our community great!

A school-sized bouquet to Sunwest Volkswagen for their generous support of Southgate Middle School’s Terry Fox fundraiser. By donating water and oranges you made our event special, and through your incredible offer to match our funds raised, you created excitement among our students and partnered in a significant donation to the Terry Fox Foundation. Thanks again, Sunwest Volkswagen.

My bouquet goes out to the staff at Comox Co-op and especially Lynn. This has been a long time in coming. I was coming back from shopping and started to feel odd. I was still new at this diabetic thing so when I started to feel ill, I decided to go to the Co-op as I know where the washroom is there. I had locked the door behind me and was trying to pull myself together when I realized I was probably having a low blood sugar thing happen. When I could finally get myself to the door and came out, I tried to tell the fella behind the counter what I thought was going on and that I felt like I was going to pass out. Lynn overheard this, grabbed a chair, made me sit and got a slushy for me to drink. Within a very short period of time, I could think better and function more like myself. I did call a friend to come get me as I was exhausted by then and couldn’t drive. I can’t say enough about Lynn’s reaction and how they helped me that day. Crazily enough, I was the second one in that month for them. So to those who manage the Co-op, you’ve got a great bunch of staff there. And, Lynn, thanks soooo much. Not sure what would have happened otherwise.

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