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I do a range of volunteer work with WAG, working specifically with their stressed shelter dogs and I know for sure that WAG has a very comprehensive screening process for adoptions – this is for the sake of the dog first, and the owner second! While WAG has all manner of dogs with all types of personalities, we do work with them on an individual basis and recommend any follow-up training that may be necessary.

Sandy Yates

Squamish

 

Record Terry Fox Run

On behalf of the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer patients and their families, we would like to extend a heart felt thanks to the Whistler community for making the 2004 Whistler Terry Fox Run such a huge success. We raised a record breaking $11,127 and close to 300 people came out to honour Terry and his dream. No question the glorious sunshine played in our favour!

Most importantly, the day was filled with laughter, a true celebration of life and all that Terry stood for. We had the chance to stand still for just one moment on Sunday, to look around and to absorb the magical atmosphere. It was filled with so much hope and happiness, Terry would have been incredibly proud.

The dedicated volunteers were out in full force on Sunday making sure that participants were registered, on the right path, well nourished, adequately massaged, decorated with face paints and generally in good spirits. A toast is in order to each and every one of these special volunteers.

The Riverside Resort and Café were incredible hosts as they have been for the last three years. The Hair Farmers rocked despite the very early hour. The fire department sweated through the whole 10 km in full uniform (and after attending not one but two weddings the nights before). And the Four Seasons Resort Whistler definitely brought the event up to a whole new level.

In addition to the above, we would also like to thank all of our other generous Whistler supporters.

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope. We look forward to an extra special celebration with Whistler in 2005 but until then, thanks for helping to make this a cancer free world.

Joanne and Bernd Petak

North Vancouver/Whistler

 

Over the past five months the community in the Upper Squamish Valley has been very vocal about opposition to the application by Ledcor to develop the Ashlu into a hydro project. The amount of support our small community has received from the rest of Squamish and beyond has been truly fabulous.

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