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Oct. 21, 2019 | Monday
Editorials and Opinions
EDITORIAL: Soaring examples of community spirit
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Every day in this town there is some reminder of just why we’re so proud to write about it.

Yea to the Chautauqua Residents Association for a successful corn roast on Labour Day. After last year’s was rained out, it was great to see neighbours and community members out enjoying the last day before school.

Yea to students young and old going back to school, and to parents, teachers, principals, bus drivers, yard monitors, and everyone who helps make sure our neighbourhood kids can learn in a safe environment.

Yea to Niagara College for opening its new innovation centre, and to the Marotta family for its generous donation of $1 million toward education in NOTL. It’s great to see businesses supporting our local college.

Yea to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Historical Society & Museum for bringing the Canadian Forces Snowbirds down yet again for a close-up and intimate experience with residents. No doubt some young pilot will be inspired by the experience of meeting some of Canada’s finest pilots.

Yea to Joan King for continuously breathing life and spirit into NOTL’s annual Terry Fox Run. People like King keep our community one of the nicest places to live.

Yea to Sentineal Carriages for opening up its farm for people to come and see how the horses are cared for.

Yea to migrant workers like Rocky McKenzie, who truly are crucial to the area’s tender fruit harvest. These are some of the hardest working people one will meet, having flown across the world to work and provide for their families back home.

Yea to Grape Escape Wine Tours for its campaign to outfit farm workers with lights for their bikes, and to the volunteers who showed up to help install them. Community spirit isn’t lacking in NOTL.

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