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Posted: December 24, 2015

Desire to help speaks to best of the human spirit

macdonaldnormChristmas and New Year celebrations are a wonderful part of winter here in Columbia River-Revelstoke. And the early snow we are experiencing this year means that we have plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy this holiday season.

Many of us will also take the opportunity to gather with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues; it is a time when generosity of spirit is very apparent in our communities.

It is important that we work together to make sure that everyone has food and company. We need to be generous with those around us.

We also have many people in the region who are working hard to welcome refugees to our country. Whether it is a community group that is sponsoring a family, or groups of neighbours that are gathering supplies to be shared with families arriving in larger centers, this is something we can all be part of. It is this desire to help people that we’ve never met that speaks to what is best about the human spirit.

I want to wish you all the best for the holiday season. Enjoy the great outdoors, travel safely, and share whatever you are able.

Norm Macdonald,

MLA Columbia River-Revelstoke


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