Walking through Suterbrook Square on Wednesday, we came across groups of local students with teachers – all wearing ‘Real Acts of Kindness’ tee shirts – followed by the delightful experience of receiving a chocolate from a smiling young girl. February 9-15 is Rare Acts of Kindness Week and has evolved from the movement started by District 43 students committed to doing something kind for another expecting nothing in return. Thanks to our young people who are leaders in so many important ways!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! This is the day dedicated to all kinds of love – quite different from its origins in 3rd century Rome celebrating Saint Valentine – a Catholic priest. Fast forward to that more recent poet Chaucer who was the first to link the saint to romantic love – he would be shocked if he could return today to see all the flowers, chocolates and cards! Enjoy all your beloved ones – spouses, family and friends – love does make our world go round.
The huge LEGACY left for us by the winter Olympic & Paralympic Games is being celebrated and remembered this week. Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the opening ceremony in Vancouver with the lighting the Olympic Cauldron. Aside from firmly placing Vancouver on the world map, we have the valuable legacy of significant infrastructure and well used venues. John Furlong’s Olympic planning team had the foresight to make as a priority to consider how infrastructure could fit into a Community’s long range vision.
So now we enjoy the vibrant Olympic Village neighborhood, Canada Line SkyTrain, athletic facilities currently valued as community recreation centres and of course, the amazing Sea to Sky Highway, literally paving the way to increased tourism north of the city. Vancouver’s brand was significantly increased as international events booked our convention centre. So many host cities have been left with useless empty, crumbling stadiums and buildings while we can be proud of the truly amazing legacy we now take for granted.
Happy FAMILY DAY weekend. Remember – “All you need is Love”.
Best wishes from our small ‘family business’ to your families – celebrating the decades & generations of families who have made us a part of their significant moves resulting in valued warm relationships. We are grateful.
Generations Real Estate Partners:- Michelle Hawthorne, Scott Johnson, Sheila Francis, Ray Harris and Shane Goutsis.