Compliments to city for great service; and to those who make life better

I am an avid reader of all things “newspaper-ish” and an inveterate clipper/sharer. I would use this letter to give some compliments to a variety of city and community developers and workers.

I am an avid reader of all things “newspaper-ish” and an inveterate clipper/sharer.

I would use this letter to give some compliments to a variety of city and community developers and workers.

My compliments to:

— The city for a smooth, albeit slow, traffic flow on Taylor Drive, either direction. Almost everyone curbs their impatience with the 30 km/h limit. It’s a well designed construction tool. I drive this twice daily.

— The Little Gaetz development, patio, Veterans Park, shop owners, gardeners, artists, musicians, and all who have refurbished the city centre and downtown. It’s wonderful and exciting.

— A super thanks for the seniors services — Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre, Senior Citizens Downtown House, lending services, transit needs awareness.

— Another thanks for the family areas — water parks on 52nd Avenue and 47th Avenue. It is such a delight to see groups, towels and food in hand, enjoying these venues. Sometimes we forget that not everyone has means or transport to leave the city.

— To the city churches and charities that make life more tolerable for folks and critters of our community.

— A tip of the hat to the Advocate for printing the words of Gwynne Dyer, Greg Neiman, Chris Salomons and Harley Hay to encourage my clippings and sharing.

As a senior with mobility issues, I love the efficiency of downtown.

I recently invited my friends to share coffee on Ross Street while I waited for service on my car’s transmission.

What an awesome opportunity for us to enjoy a sense of community.

We even took a slow walk to enjoy the history markers.

Thank you, Red Deer.

Betty Allen

Red Deer

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