The upcoming municipal elections are here and voting ends on Saturday. To tell you the truth I have never voted for any mayor and council in any city that I have lived in. Why? Well for one, since moving to BC I have moved around nine times in the last 7 and half years . I guess I never felt like I had a community to hold as my own and share with those around me. It took me awhile to figure out a place and community that felt right to invest time and energy in. It will be coming up to a year in December since I moved to Squamish and this is finally the place I know in my heart that I want to raise my family and live and play. This morning I was running along the snowy streets in Brackendale and passed three people along the way. All three either said hi, waved or nodded as I ran by. This put a huge smile on my face as I knew that this was the type of community I’m proud to be apart of. I grew up in a wonderful small suburb outside Ottawa, in which people talked to their neighbours, looked out for each other, there were countless outdoor parks and bike paths and kids could play without a care in the world. Now my tiny hometown has grown ten times since those days, but I have been searching for such a strong and positive vibe that the suburb Barhaven has left on me. The upcoming election is a chance to make positive change right here in my own town where things like, trails, parks, developments, water and schools affect the community that I choose to be a part of. So I hope that everyone who loves thier community and what it stands for will go out and vote this Saturday as I welcome some positive and inspiring leadership that is needed in my community that I love.
Squamish with the chief in the background.