Every once in a while I have a conversation that inspires me - and confirms what we're doing with LIFT Comox Valley. That's what happened today with Nick Ward, over lunch at The White Whale. Nick is the kind of talent I want more of in our region. He's a serial entrepreneur who thinks BIGger, a guy from away who's investing himself and his family in the social, cultural, and economic future of the Comox Valley, specifically (but not limited to) Cumby. Watch for a LIFT Show & Tell with Nick later in 2017.
Nick, thanks for the jobs and economic growth your entrepreneurial chutzpah is bringing to our community. Thanks for your supporting our work at LIFT, as a LIFT Ambassador subscriber. #WeAreYQQ#entrepreneur
Collecting prizes for our #WeAreYQQ Winter Party fun & games. Thanks to Chantelle at Courtenay Appliances for contributing cookbooks to the mix! Tickets to the event are by "suggested donation" at http://WeAreYQQParty.ca. You can also donate at the door at 7pm NIC Stan Hagen Theatre (the Dr. Sean Wise presentation), or at Prime Chophouse at 8:30pm (our LIFT after party). Net proceeds go to Startup Comox Valley. #WeAreYQQ#party#fundraiser #yqq#comoxvalley#entrepreneurs#startups#fun
We don't usually get winter here in paradise (aka the Comox Valley). But when we do it looks like this. Time for me to shovel a wee bit of white at our place and at Mom's, before it gets too heavy. #winter
Wow. We thoroughly enjoyed the "$20 for 20 days" 3-course promo at Toscano's this evening! Thanks to LIFT Champ and local food hero Chef Kevin Frisch and his crew for this evening's dinner. Highly recommended. #yqqEATS#WeAreYQQ.
Today's experience at Mary's prompted my father to exclaim that this Christmas season was "the best" he's ever had. A crowning moment for him was today's lunch at Mary's (very social - conversations with numerous other Mary's customers).
I thought that was interesting conment, given that our "Christmas" was limited to today's luncheon date, that he didn't get to see his grandkids or me for our special family Christmas Eve (most of us were out of town). But Dad still managed to enjoy himself.
As some of you know, it's been a hard year for Peter Meyer. But his attitude is amazing. Always looking on the bright side.
Anyone who's spent much time with my Dad knows he's not "easy." He's a survivor of a truly "challenging" childhood and young adulthood. That's made life difficult for anyone who's been in a relationship with him - family, work, play. But he's persisted in enjoying life. And these days he's in a very happy place. I'm very glad for that, and I continue to be inspired by his example of persistently smiling and laughing about what life brings his way. Thanks Dad! Merry Christmas to you. Wishing you an easier year in 2017! #family#gratitude