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Letters to the Editor for the week of April 12th, 2012

Strangers Saved My Life

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The kids who benefit from his legacy may be experiencing difficulties at home, school or in their communities and this gift helps these teens transform attitudes, behaviours and self-beliefs for the positive. Everyone who has received Neil's scholarship has completed their program and returned to their communities with leadership skills and a renewed sense of their own potential.

This year Neil's legacy will be made available to two more youths, a girl from Mt. Currie and a boy from East Vancouver, bringing the total number of recipients to 17. Neil's family and friends have seen these kids develop strengths and skills in much the same way as Neil did. One of the kids who received the scholarship in 2008 attends the Swing Dance Fundraiser every year and does a hip hop performance. You can see one of Tony's performances on the website — www.neilfalknerlegacy.ca

On Saturday, April 14, Neil's mum, Judy Lynne, brother, Scott, and sister, Lucy will be in Whistler to remember Neil and his passion for his job as a ski patroller. Towards the end of the day, around 4:30 p.m., they will be in Dusty's, his favourite pub, and would love to see some of his friends and Whistler Mountain colleagues. Neil has a nephew now. Connor is just over two-and -a-half and it would be so great for him to meet people and learn about the life of the uncle he never met.

Friends and Family of Neil Faulkner

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