Golfing, a shopper’s kindness and government hypocrisy

River Bend offers warm welcome to golfers

In this time of stress and frustration, it helps ease the tension a bit when we see what Red Deer and area has to offer.

One treasure to mention of many is the River Bend Golf Course: to many, the finest golf course in central Alberta.

The sign reading Welcome Back to River Bend is so significant, as it tells you what to expect: a friendly welcome from a helpful management and staff and a golf course that offers challenge and enjoyment, whether a beginner or veteran.

The staff and the spirit displayed at River Bend is an example for other courses to follow.

The City of Red Deer is very proud of that example and the people there who extend that welcome.

Another note and a tribute to Mr. Personality, Bob Petrash, from so many of us golfers who have been and are members of River Bend.

Your kindness, genuine concern for each golfer who called in, or signed for a round, was always greeted with that famous smile and welcome.

Thanks, Bob, from all of us.

Linus Westberg, Red Deer

Kind stranger makes shopper’s day

Today, after I had finished my shopping in the downtown Safeway, I decided to treat myself to a latte.

So I ordered one and the lady who served me told me that a gentleman just before me had left instructions to give the first person she served after him a free latte, as he paid for it.

I was wonderfully surprised, and needless to say, he made my day.

I have no idea who this person is, but I would like him to know I will never forget this.

Christina Hogerwaard, Red Deer

Tax federation calls out poor judgment

Re: “Kenney’s party doesn’t need taxpayer handouts,” Franco Terrazzano, Opinion, June 4.

It is refreshing to see that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation can report on the hypocrisy of the United Conservative government with respect to them using the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.

Although it will take more than this one column to redeem the federation in my eyes, it is a good start.

It appears the UCP have not chosen to reverse this decision.

I guess this kind of welfare is acceptable in their definition of being “fiscally conservative.”

John Dickin, Red Deer

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