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Tom DeMarco

Whistler

 

Whistler’s Toria

It is really very nice that you used the sports headline “Whistler’s Victoria Whitney turns heads with a fourth place finish”. We keep getting congratulated, but we know deep down that while Toria does it herself, she really has had the support of much of the town.

Real congratulations are directed at the Triathlon Club, the Whistler Bike Team, to the Kid’s Camp crew of her early years, and to the fabulous group of coaches at WMSC who have always helped motivate Toria. All of these supporting adults nurtured and encouraged the competitive spirit she shows.

Congratulations can also be directed to the Sports School program at Whistler Secondary School, where Rod Thompson has always found a moment for Toria even when she has so seldom been at school. Toria has a big heart, she is happy to be “Whistler’s”.

Thanks to a great town.

Al and Irene Whitney

Whistler

 

Community support amazing

We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the support shown to our son, Todd, after his recent biking accident and subsequent hospitalization in Vancouver. We are amazed at the outpouring of concern expressed through visits, phone calls, e-mails, hospitality for our family, and assistance offered in innumerable other ways. The generosity and care of the Whistler/Pemberton community have been so phenomenal that words cannot express the depth of our gratitude. It was much easier for us to return home knowing that Todd continues to have the understanding support of his community while he recuperates.

With sincere thanks.

Peter and Sharon Hellinga

St. Catharines, Ontario

 

Proud to be a part

If there is one thing that I have learned living in Whistler over the last six years it is that this is the most generous and genuine town I have ever lived in.

Once again this year we ran the “Loonies 4 Leukemia” campaign that collects change for leukemia and lymphoma research. Our daughter was diagnosed two years ago and is living in remission on state-of-the-art medication, so really the research is where we would like to see some money go. With all the varied campaigns for all the great causes supported in the community it was touching to receive the response we did.

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