Joan Nordli, retired school teacher, alderman and local historian, celebrated her 80th birthday – and 50 years in Valemount – at the Golden Years Lodge on Saturday. The cake was from the Swiss Bakery, one of her favorite places to have lunch.

Seen in photos: Joan with Mayor Jeannette Townsend, who she served on Valemount Council with, and Louise McLean, who also recently celebrated her 88th birthday. Joan with her great-grandchildren.