COLUMN: Expect a great night at the Business Excellence Awards

I suspect the city will be happy with no more snow this winter (wishful thinking).

I suspect the city will be happy with no more snow this winter (wishful thinking).

Not only will it save them some dollars down the road but it will also give them some time to sort out the business of how they will be keeping the roads and sidewalks later this year when winter comes again.

There were some complaints this season about how the process was handled when we got a big dump of the white stuff all at once.

Nice to see the warm weather here this early.

I have quite a few herbs that are now consumable, and while there is nothing wrong with dried herbs, fresh always seems to taste a little different.

I did my first weeding in the garden this week pulling some chickweed and a little grass.

I can’t remember when I have been pulling weeds in February.

Last year I planted a bunch of garlic and the little sprouts are now three to four inches in height.

There are other plants just starting to stick their noses out of the warm soil, at least for this time of the year.

One of my favorite garden flowers is the Saskatchewan Lilly. But that will be a few months away.

I just love this early spring and  enjoy watching mother nature slowly develop, from a small seed in the ground, planted in the fall, and watch it develop through its adolescence period of small tiny blooms by late spring, then magnificent flowers or tasty herbs.

This is also the time of year for the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards at the Elks Hall.

A salute to the businesses and individuals who work for excellence and accomplishment.  That’s what the awards are all about — the customer service award always receives lots of nominations, as does the food services..

I am glad I don’t have to be a judge for any of the categories. The theme this year is Discover China.

The food, hall decorations and the comedian, Graham Clark, will surely create a great time for everyone in a memorable evening.

Community Futures is the Business of the Year Sponsor, they have been doing good work with business over the years.

I’m looking to see who picks up the big trophies tomorrow night at the Business Excellence Awards.

And now more snow, right Walt?

Ken Wilson is a freelance columnist with the Tribune/Weekend Advisor.

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