Thank you Smithers

I spent two months in Smithers and want to acknowledge the many kindnesses extended towards me during my stay there.

Editor:

It has been some time since I spent two months in Smithers; however, I want to acknowledge the many kindnesses extended towards me during my stay there.

I would recommend that every town and city send representatives to Smithers to observe the quality of service provided by the various businesses to all who come through their doors.

I encountered only friendly and considerate attention whenever I entered a place.

It was such a delight to meet so many wonderful people in this beautiful town – beautiful with its surrounding scenic majestic snow-covered mountains and beautiful because of its people who were a joy to encounter.

I wish to thank those from whom I received special care, including Dr. Kathy Graham, ND, for chelation treatments and valuable information, her husband Bill for his kind assistance in the office; Audrey and Harry Kruisselbrink for extending warm hospitality in their home.

Pastor Dan Hoogland and the Christian Reformed Church for their prayers on my behalf, as well as the many individuals who were so helpful in directing me to the places I was trying to find; the businesses, including McBike & Sport, who were happy to let me use their phones; the Steakhouse on Main Restaurant for assistance far beyond their duty. I highly recommend their food and service, it is excellent.

I shall never forget the citizens of your town.

They left an indelible impression on me.

To each one I extend a heartfelt thank-you.

Neil Friesen

Prince Rupert