Seniors’ power coming

Editorial comment addresses the value of visitors - the win-win of treating people well.

We found out a couple of years ago what kind of positive impact a massive influx of silver manes can have on a community.

With our municipal cousins to the south and northeast we in the West Kootenays staged a thorgoughly successful BC Seniors’ Games.

The economic fallout was a tonic for our region and so were the many great personal connections made with visitors from the length and breadth of our huge province.

It’s not known, here at least, how these things are figured out, but we likely got a good reference from the games because another provincial seniors event is about to be held here in Castlegar.

This is the B.C. Seniors Citizens Association provincial conference (see story on next page) and again there will be representatives from all across the province spending some time and seeing some sights.

Here’s another chance to hone our hosting skills, making sure we do our part  in making Castlegar as appealing as it can be.

Here’s where we can again take our cue from outfits like our service clubs, Communities in Bloom, Sculpturewalk, etc.

What better time of year? What better geographical location… who better than us to help make these great people feel welcome?