Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (June 5, 2014)


  • Many bouquets of dark pink roses to the automatic professionalism of nurses in the orange section of E3 at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Special shout out to Rumen, TJ, Jason, David, Alyson, Kamal, Edgar, Mandeep, Laura and a few on E5, a porter and a scan technician.

  • A beautiful pink rose to the gentleman who was in front of me in the Starbucks line-up on May 29. After placing my order I drove up to the window to pay for my drink but I was told that my drink had been paid for by the "gentleman" who was in front of me. I was absolutely touched that someone I did not know could be so kind as to brighten my day with such a lovely gesture. I tried to catch up to you to say thank you but obviously to no avail, so I say it to you now. Thank you for the cup of coffee and the smile you put on my face. I am looking forward to the opportunity to do the same for someone I don’t know.

  • Armfuls of red roses to the person who left a trail of single red roses against trees in Tynehead Park. They were surely for someone very special but they gave all of us smiles, conversation, and wonder about the story behind them. Thank you!

  • Many roses to all the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway volunteers for the great showing in promoting the Cloverdale Station on May 24 and 25. There was no track access for Car 1225 to run from Cloverdale to Sullivan station that weekend. However, the station was open with car barn tours, speeder rides, 1225 tours, museum information and friendly informative volunteers. Well done! We’ll be back to ride car 1225.

  • Roses to the talented drama students at North Surrey Secondary school for their amazing production of "Grease." It was clear from the play how hard everyone worked! Well done!

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  • Rotten tomatoes to the Corporation of Delta for not mowing the grass at the dog park on Westview Drive. It is so high that my dog disappears into the grass jungle. I can no longer throw a ball or give my pooch the exercise he needs. Why bother setting up these dog parks if you’re not prepared to maintain them?

  • Rotten tomatoes to the City of Surrey for prohibiting dogs on the walkway at Crescent Beach from May 15 to Sept. 15 each year. The City of Vancouver allows dogs on the seawall and beach walkways year round. Surrey should follow Vancouver’s lead and be more dog friendly.

  • Rotten tomatoes to the young guy who walked in to our car port and stole two large jerry cans full of gas. Our neighbour watched and yelled at him but he would not stop. We go to Blaine for gas to save money. If you need gas, get a job and buy it, not steal it.

  • Rotten tomatoes and festering apples to picketing teachers who dive out into traffic lanes with their signs, trying to coerce a honk out of me. Grow up, you’re going to kill someone.

  • Rotten tomatoes to all the longboard haters! "No longboarding" signs have been posted on low-traffic streets. If children aren’t allowed to take risks early on in life, how can we expect them to become creative risk-taking innovators? Participaction recently released a report indicating the rate of inactivity and obesity in Canadian children is at an all-time high. Some people believe longboarding is a dangerous activity but do you know what else is dangerous? Sitting around playing on an iPad until you’re 12. Is longboarding really any more of a hazard than a kid or adult riding down a hill on a bike? Let’s not shut down the longboarders. Roses to the kids who longboard!

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