Letters to the editor 

This week's letters

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Paul Beswetherick, Landscape Maintenance Supervisor

Randy Symons, Parks & Trails Maintenance Supervisor

Ted Pryce-Jones, Village Maintenance Supervisor


Re: A Very Generous Community

Once again I am overwhelmed by our generous, supportive community. From Oct. 8 to 10 the BC/YT Section of Skate Canada hosted a competitive freeskate competition at Meadow Park Sports Centre. The event was a tremendous success. Skaters, coaches, judges, organizers, parents and friends were welcomed in style. Whistler Skating Club provided volunteers throughout the three long days. Jhan and Ken Derpak deserve a special thanks for organizing the volunteers and picking up every piece that was not ready for 5 a.m. on Friday.

Pulling an event together on short notice means asking for many last minute favours. An awards podium (lent by Whistler Mountain Ski Club) needed to be decorated and Inspired Group said, "Yes, you may borrow some fabric". Neither WSC nor Meadow Park Sports Centre had risers for the judges, so Bob Baker built one and Vision Pacific donated the material. WSC needed display material and products to sell for fundraising and were generously and unhesitatingly supported by Bear Pause, Mountain Blooms, Roger’s Chocolates and The Whistler Real Estate Company.

Thank you everyone (named and unnamed) for your gifts of time, labour, materials and products. It makes me very proud to be a resident of Whistler and a volunteer in such a supportive club as WSC.

Thank you, too, to the staff at Meadow Park Sports Centre. Never hosting a skating competition before, this was a steep learning curve for both the hosts and the event co-ordinators. Your patience and co-operation has not gone unnoticed.

Lastly, to the only member of Whistler Skating Club who is competing at a high enough level to have received an invitation to compete this past weekend, you are an inspiration to every skater in our club. Congratulations, CJ!

Susan Shrimpton



Hot dogs full of thanks

As we begin our first full school year at Spring Creek Community School, thanks go out once again to this fabulous community we live in which continues to help support the SCPAC’s fund-raising efforts.

Firstly, we could not even get off the ground without the amazing support of all the parents, staff and teachers of Spring Creek. You are all truly amazing! We kicked off September with a magazine and gift catalogue fundraiser, and then added the Scholastic Book Fair.

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