One of the best things about living in a rural community is that you get to know most of the people who reside here. As we go about our daily lives, paths are bound to cross somewhere, conversations started, and many times friendships start to flourish.
Another great thing about rural communities, is that in most instances, people have no fear of rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to help when a volunteer is needed, or a community project is embraced by its residents.
These people are the ones we all count on; they volunteer because they want to, and because they firmly believe that it is the right thing to do.
In our little corner of the British Columbia we are most fortunate to have quite a number of these willing volunteers. They make our lives better, our town safer, and provide a “nice place to grow our children in”. Our volunteers include youths to seniors, and all ages in between. Some work as a group, other quietly work alone behind the scenes; but everyone of them makes a positive difference to our lives.
But community volunteers are not all ‘lifers’; some move on, some find another passion for their attentions, and some just plain find they’ve had enough of helping out.
However, most fortunate for those in this town, some folks just never stop believing in the community where they live, and most importantly they never stop believing that they can, and will, make a difference.
The list of names is long and written in gold. Some are still with us, some are not.
We just want to say thank you to them all for caring about their community, the people who reside here, and for having the passion to leave a positive imprint behind them.
God bless you all.