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Monday, October 7, 2013

2013 Resident of the Year Winner

Once a year BC Seniors Living Association for all of British Columbia, Canada award a senior who meets the standard of LEAP "Let's Embrace Aging Passionately". This year I was awarded to honor and travelled to Whistler, BC to recieve the Certificate at the BCSLA Conference Banquet. I had the pleasure and honor of sitting at the head table with the Mayor of Whistler, Nancy Wilhelm-Morden

The Banquet was held at The Fairmont Chateau in Whistler

Here is a group photograph of the dignitaries at our Head Table....
Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden with husband Ted Morden
Jerilyn Lee - GM of Terraces on 7th
MLA Linda Larson with husband Larry Larson
Dave Sinclair - President of BCSLA
Thanks for a great evening!

Linda Larson presented me with the Certificate. Linda Larson was elected MLA for Boundary-Similkameen on May 14, 2013. Linda is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors, and a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow. She is also a member of the Select Standing Committees on Health and Legislative Initiatives.
Here is the video my son recorded of her speech.
Barbara Vance BC Senior of the year Introduction Speech by Linda Larson MLA

Barbara Vance Acceptance/Thank You Speech, Winning BC Senior of the year, at the Fairmont Whistler Hotel. Sept 30th 2013

Barbara Vance's story is featured on the Retirement Concepts web site. Terraces on 7th Retirement Residence
Nancy the Mayor has been sent GramaBarb's Lemon Recipe Postcard.
Linda Larson - MLA, has been sent GramaBarb's Carrot Pineapple Cake Recipe Postcard

October 1, 2013
I attended the National Seniors Day 90 second dance at Whistler, BC
Read about the short fun event in the Pique News, Whistler
British Columbians Living Longer by John French

I am at the 90 second dance waiting for Chantilly Lace by the Big Bopper to start playing so I can "cut a rug".

Thank you!
Photography by Mark Vance
Whistler Panorama source

A Bubblews article about Senior GramaBarb Winner of the LEAP Award for 2013

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