I am writing in response to Bob Barnett's column dated Feb. 16 th entitled "Food for thought for the soul." Pythia Peay's discussion on how to find the soul of a town evoked much contemplation and self reflection. After exploring her six recommended tasks, I felt there was something missing from this mental journey.
The WAG Way animal shelter has been a part of Whistler since 1982. If you can think deeply about what WAG represents; if you can consider WAG's employees, its volunteers, its customers, its community partners and the unique way in which these people care for animals, you will find that they are prominent clues in this town-defining and soul-searching puzzle.
I feel proud to be a part of Whistler. I am honoured to be involved with WAG and its way. A year and a half ago, at the age of 31, I took a chance, packed up the contents of my Toronto Annex apartment, said goodbye to my bank job, my friends and my family and somehow found myself in Whistler.
Whistler has led me to my true path in life and has helped me find my soul. I am grateful to Whistler for this. I am grateful to Whistler for its landscape, its history, its culture, its people AND its animals. Gandhi once stated that "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
Executive Director & Coordinator
Whistler Animals Galore (WAG)