Letters to the editor 

Whistler’s spirit shows

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Linda McGaw

Whistler

True spirit shown

I would like to express my thanks to the wonderful people of Whistler who helped my husband Brian on the 16 th of December, when he was injured in the gondola accident.

To the guys who were first on scene, got him out and kept him warm until the ambulance arrived. To the fabulous staff at the Whistler Health Care Clinic who took great care of him. And especially to those who took control when I couldn't think straight and organized last minute childcare and dogcare — better friends one couldn't wish for.

Thanks also to the staff at Whistler Blackcomb for checking in and for their ongoing support. Also to the guys at Sachi Sushi who covered my shifts for the past couple of weeks so that I could play nurse. And to everyone who has called with offers of help or dropped by to say hi.

On this day the people of Whistler showed their true spirit and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful community.

Abbie Finestone

Whistler

Overwhelmed by support

RE: Thursday Night Fundraiser for Neil and Heidi

Thursday night's event was nothing short of unbelievable. Neil has been battling cancer since 2004 and we have been through many ups and downs along the journey. Recent events have kept us from working and in light of this our Blackcomb Ski Patrol family and friends decided to organize a fundraiser to help us in our time of crisis.

The fundraiser was beyond an amazing success. It showed such an outpouring of support, love, and generosity and was a great night to visit with old friends. We are absolutely overwhelmed by the incredible response to help us in this difficult time.

As we struggle to put into words how much this means to us, we are left with two simple words: thank you. Thank you to all the individuals who donated to our cause, many of whom we have not met, and to those who put in so much time and effort to make it all happen.

Neil, Heidi and Reese Voelker

Garibaldi Highlands

Thankful for donations

I much appreciated Lisa Richardson’s article (Under the Tree, Dec. 22, 2008) reflecting the forthcoming generosity of Whistlerites during uncertain economic times. I wholeheartedly agree, charity begins at home and I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of Whistler Community Services Society and our many clients, to thank this wonderful community for coming through in spades with donations to our Food Bank and Santa’s Helper Christmas Hamper programs.

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