Editorial from Free Fress in the Elk Valley

Editorial opinion

Today was the first day I scraped ice off my windshield. I somehow forgot how fast fall rolls into The Elk Valley and I have been digging out toques, mittens and boots before the snow arrives. I have been resisting the urge to turn my heating on though. I suffer environmental guilt if I resort to turning the thermostat up before trying other options, such as a wooly sweater, UGG boots and a hot cup of tea, but I think I could see my breath when I woke up this morning, so it might be time. I feel sad that summer is gone. No more golf! But every season here brings it’s own fun and adventures to enjoy. So wrap up warm, and get out and enjoy the crisp sunny mornings before the snow arrives!

 

 

Paws for a Cause

 

 

Congratulations to all who took part in the Paws for a Cause walk on Sunday. An amazing amount was raised to help the animal shelter in Cranbrook, which all participants should feel very proud about. I also know a great deal of hard work was put into it by the organizers and they should feel especially proud.

Seeing all those wagging tails and wet noses made me feel nostalgic for my family dog, my best friend when I was a little girl. If only I lived in a house with a big yard so I could adopt one in need of a home. But for now I’ll just have to keep stopping every time I see a furry friend waiting patiently (or not) for it’s owner outside a Second Avenue shop, and enjoy giving it a scratch under it’s chin. One day I’ll be able to adopt!

 

 

Ghostriders

 

 

Of course, this time of year means one big thing… hockey! The Ghostriders will be back in action this week so get down to enjoy their tail gate party on Saturday. There will be plenty of fun for kids, including a bouncy house and the chance to skate with their favourite players, and for the older fans, Fernie Ford will be giving test drives, there is a chance to try to score against the Ghostriders goalies, there is a charity barbecue, then following the opening game against Kimberley, a party at The Pub.

Get out and support your team!