Letters to the editor 

Whistler’s spirit shows

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As many are aware, our Food Bank was lagging coming into the busy December months, only to be flooded with donations from the many businesses and community groups that chose to host Food Bank fundraisers at their Christmas Parties and a Foundation that saw fit to fund an important local safety net. A very special thank you goes out to The Fairmont Chateau, The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, The Whistler Housing Authority, Nicklaus North Golf Course, Whistler The Magazine, The Whistler Question, Spring Creek and Myrtle Philip Community School, Whistler Secondary School, Innovation Building, the RMOW and Bands Against Hunger.

Furthermore, our Santa’s Helpers Program had a willing list of individuals and businesses who took the time to thoughtfully put together wrapped gifts and gift baskets for the some 20 recipient families. Two things were particularly touching; one, the children of Spring Creek Community School who took the time to hand wrap Christmas crackers for the hampers and second, the sheer joy and appreciation on the faces of the families when the hampers were delivered. This delivery comes from you the community and therefore you deserve to share in this joy.

I would also like to recognize The Fairmont Chateau, The Hilton Resort, The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, CUPE #779, Beth Shaw, BC Liquor Stores, The Howe Sound Teachers Association, The Hilton and Club Intrawest for their donations. Leftover gifts were donated to families in Mt. Currie and the Squamish Christmas hamper program to help them deal with their holiday theft.

Thank you all once again for making the holiday season a little more warm for many locals

Greg McDonnell

Executive Director

Whistler Community Services Society

Christmas arrived early this year

On Dec. 21st at approximately 7:45 p.m. we had a car accident south of Daisy Lake. The two cars that stopped at the scene belonged to Brad, Jason, Heather and Karen. We would like to express our gratitude to all four of them for their selfless act. They checked us out for injuries, made sure we were warm and took complete charge of the situation by calling ambulance, police and tow-truck, leaving only after the ambulance arrived.

It is hard to find words that would convey our appreciation of your help on that Sunday evening. We can only say "Thank you" but your generosity will stay with us forever.

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