It doesn’t just happen by itself

Another incredible Filomi Days celebration has come and gone and frankly, we’re amazed.

Another incredible Filomi Days celebration has come and gone and frankly, we’re amazed.

We know there must have been an army of unheralded volunteers who made the event happen.

From the opening parade to the fireworks on the final day, everything seemed to go off without a hitch.

OK, that sound many of you hear is the behind-the-hand-snickers of the people responsible for Filomi Days.

Sure, we’d be less than intelligent to believe for a single moment that nothing went wrong, but the point is we didn’t see anything happen, nor did we hear of anything that went awry.

Folks mingled and talked and laughed and simply had a good time.

And that’s the beauty of the job the Filomi Days people and their volunteers did.

The only things that marred an otherwise perfect weekend — not including the weather — were the inconsiderate litterbugs who, for some reason, were unable to locate the many trash containers set about the two parks.

But even that mess was quickly cleaned and by midday Monday, there was not a single trace of the strewn mess the slobs left in their wake.

We say well done.

Well done to the organizers and the many people who stepped up to make sure everyone had a blast.

We didn’t hear about any nasty fights, any acts of crazy drunkenness or other childish behaviour that seems to be present at so many of these events.

There’s one more thing we didn’t hear, so let us be among the first: Thank you.

 

 

Just Posted

Mt. Waddington’s Salvation Army releases eye-opening statistics report for 2017

Shelter overnight stays saw a 431 per cent increase since 2014.

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s third quarterly report of 2018

PHFR had 13 practice nights and 11 other training events this quarter.

VIDEOS: North Island Mall continues to thrive with local events, shops opening up

The Diroms continue their hard work as the North Island Mall revitalizes.

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Student arrested at Vancouver Island elementary school

Pupils never in danger, incident unrelated to the school

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Most Read