Citizen of Year says thanks

letter to the editor from Al Fortin, Barriere - Citizen of Year says thanks

To the editor;

I would like to thank everyone who had a part of putting together the Citizen of the Year award banquet.

The members of that committee that organized everything that goes along with this event.  From the food to the guest speakers and everything in between.  They all deserve an award themselves.

To have both MP Cathy McLeod and MLA Terry Lake attend this event as opposed to the Mayor’s Gala in Kamloops, speaks volumes as to how important this award is.

I would like to congratulate Drew McMartin and Monica Ireland on their nominations as well.

It was truly an honour to receive such praise from the community for doing things in the community that brings so much enjoyment to me.

The signed card I received from all the kids at the elementary school was the icing on the cake.

And last of all a big thank you to the North Thompson Star/Journal for sponsoring the Citizen of the Year award each year.

Thanks to you all.


Al Fortin

Barriere, B.C.