2012 TRU Scholarship Awarded

I have been donating a scholarship to TRU for the past several years to help a student who is in their 4th year of business.

Congratulations to this year’s receipient, Samantha Messaros, finishing her 4th year Economics & Accounting at TRU. I was pleased to present my annual $1000 scholarship to her for excellant achievement.  Samantha comes from 100 Mile House and her plans include her own wedding just a week away, a 5th year at TRU next term and a future in Elementary School teaching.

Good luck Samantha and Congratulations!

2013 Stained Glass CMN Window Underway!

Here I go with this year’s window for the RE/MAX Western Canada convention for 2013.  This year it will be held in Calgary in February.  “Wine Country” is the theme so the RE/MAX and Children’s Miracle Network balloons fly high above lakes and vineyards.  I was pleased to get some rare, one-of-a-kind, glass for this piece and very pleased with the effect it gives.

As promised, here is a picture of the window “in progress” to date with more to come.  For those unfamiliar, this is window #11 and the total raised by my previous 10 windows for the Children’s hospital is $105,500.   It sure makes me feel good to be able to help this way.

Congratulations, Shriners!

Congratulations to the Kamloops Shrine Club, who held their annual fund raising dinner and dance this weekend.  What a successful event but the highlight was the opportunity we had as guests to tour inside the “Care Cruiser”.  This is one of the buses that this magnificent organization uses to transport children, free of charge to their treatment centers in far off cities.  These buses are outfitted with everything needed – including hospital bed and stretcher locks to accommodate a little patient’s needs.   When you see one of these buses on the road, think kindly of the Shriners who volunteer to make this program available enabling so many children a chance for recovery and support them when you can.

Great summer!

After a great summer of selling with overall Kamloops sales up 4%, I had a fantastic break driving the Oregon Coast.  If you get the chance, be sure to make that trip.  It is amazing and the Oregon campsites are deluxe!

Stats for for the past month are down overall so the prediction is that sales for 2012 will be either down a bit or flat.  We are still in recovery from the past few years, but with the economy in Kamloops, we can look forward to continued positive movement.

CMN Telethon a great success!

Thank you to everyone for all your support during the CMN telethon!  On the air alone, I was able to raise $3100 for the kid’s hospital….what a great feeling to know you can be of help to such a needed cause.  With the on-line donations, the total skyrocketed to just over $4100!  Thanks again for your support and if you still want to make a pledge, the on-line center is still available to you.