For Thanksgiving we asked local families what are you thankful for this year?


“I am thankful for being born in Canada, and being able to raise my family in this beautiful valley,” says Christine Pelletier. Photo of sunset on Kinbasket Lake.

“I am so thankful for my beautiful, healthy family and friends living in this gorgeous place we are so lucky to call home,” says Sheri Malone. Here friends and family enjoy a day exploring around Kinbasket Lake. Left to right in the photo: Jayme Duerksen, Peyton, Ryan and Sheri Malone, Gwen Barker with daughter Hazel, Justin, and kids Kyleigh, Cedar and Rya.
“I am thankful for my three beautiful kids and to raise them in the beautiful valley I was raised in” says Shay Bernicky. Here her kids enjoy a gorgeous day at Kinney Lake. Left to right: Ivy (7), Ryder (8), Kylie (2).
“I am thankful for my beautiful daughter and the river that feeds us” says Karen Shepard. Her daughter Blake fishes on the Fraser River with Mount Robson in the background.
“I am grateful to have three healthy children and to be able to raise them where my husband and I grew up. I appreciate the small town life more after moving back from the hustle and bustle of the city,” says Jessie McKirdy. Pictured are her and John McKirdy’s three girls Eva, Rachel and Ariana.
“I don’t have much but I’m thankful for everything that I have” says Duska Olson. Left to right in the photo are her four children: Natalie, Angalie, Missy, and Bentley.
“I’m thankful for my family and friends. Friends who support and encourage you to push your limits and experience new challenges and adventures,” says Heather Funk. This fall her friend Amy Pawliuk took Heather out for her first Berg Lake hiking trip.
“I’m thankful for all the friends and family I have in my life,” says Jeannie Dennis. Pictured are her “two favorite Terrys and her grand-dogs”.