We live in such a great place. On Thursday night, after checking in a couple of great guests, we ran to Courtenay to run errands and grab a bite to eat. Enjoyed some great music from local guitarists/songwriters Anela and Luke while eating at Comox’s newer restaurant, Island Tides, where Kathy works hard to make it all great. And, it’s worth the drive.
We had a bicycling group here from Oregon, a couple from the Netherlands, and then a couple of new Comox friends who got our donated accommodations certificate at a charity auction and chose to celebrate their birthdays here. We also enjoyed the company of Jean Pare, the entrepreneur behind Company’s Coming cookbook series.
On Saturday, we bought Rhododendrons at the Rotary sale, and on Sunday, we visited a friend who just got home from triple bypass surgery, and enjoyed dinner at Horne Lake with other great friends. That’s one you have to check out, too–www.StoneArtAndMosaics.com. What an incredible artist. She is doing a floor mosaic for a retirement home in Edmonton, which has more than 500 hand-cut pieces of stone in a beautiful floral pattern reflective of Alberta flora; and her little “gift” pieces–trivets and candle holders–are just awesome works of natural beauty.
Off to work on projects for SmartBiz clients and looking forward to our Chamber of Commerce BBQ on June 23. Life is good…
It was unbelievable. On Thursday, we were surprised at the Comox Valley Home-Based Business Association’s awards gala by receiving the “2011 Comox Valley Ambassadors of the Year” award; and on Friday, we went to Victoria for another awards event.
At the Vancouver Island Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award gala, we were the recipients of the 2011 Torch Award for the hospitality/tourism/events industry.
We were blown away, since this is our second year to get this coveted award out of thousands of other hospitality/tourism businesses on the island.
We thank our peers for the HBBA award, and our guests for their nominations for the Torch Award. Wow!
What a way to celebrate our fourth anniversary of business!
The Gala’s theme was “Flashback to the 70s” so the tie-dyes and smiley faces reigned!
Another beautiful moment at Two Eagles…As if it’s not enough to be awakened by eagles singing, the whinny of my girls in the field (wishing I wasn’t working so I could play) and then to hummingbirds “swarming” in their pre-dusk frenzy…the geese just add another beautiful dimension.
life is good. I hope all of my friends have such beautiful moments in their days! Life is good!!!
Thanks to Music Fest Megan, we got to hear Pied Pear. What a performance! Not being familiar with many Canadian performers, it was a blank slate for us going in. We were blown away. Their music and facial expressions made me smile so much, my cheeks ached; the sing-alongs were a blast; and their grins were absolutely contagious. Glad Two Eagles Lodge could be a sponsor–thanks Megan!
The talent in the Comox Valley is amazing. Even on a Thursday evening, we had to choose among four or five venues with professional singer-songwriters… Many of the area’s finest also got together on Friday for an all-day concert to benefit of the Japan Relief efforts with more than $9000 going to the Canadian Red Cross from our little Valley. I’m glad we could once again be part of the silent auctions that do so much good for causes near and far.
Just got word yesterday that Two Eagles Lodge is a finalist (one of five from the entire island) for the 2011 Vancouver Island Better Business Bureau Torch Award for business ethics and customer service. That award surely would look nice next to last year’s Torch award and the 2011 Business Excellence award. Cross your fingers and toes…and send those vibes, please! Better yet, just come visit!
Life has a way of getting in the way–good and bad. But, despite the passage of too many weeks without updating the “we’re finalists” blog post, the great news is WE WON!
Two Eagles Lodge is now the 2011 Tourism/Hospitality Business of the Year as recipient of the 2011 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Award. Our beautiful award sits on our mantle right next to the 2010 Torch Award. We are very proud of such recognition and thank our guests for their nominations for these awards.
It’s hard to believe, but 3/13 marked the five-year anniversary of our arrival in Canada. When I think back to the days of living in the travel trailer with 12 acres of mud and the shell of a house under construction, I can’t believe how life has changed…and I can’t believe how fast five years has passed. We filed for citizenship in November, so we’re just waiting for the call and then we’ll be Canucks for real. Life is good!
Just a quick note to mention how excited we are to be a finalist for the 2011 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. We’re also nominated again for another Torch Award, so fingers are crossed!
On Sat, we had the pleasure of again attending the Voices Three concert to benefit Hospice. These three talented singer-songwriters–Judy Wing, Sue Pyper, and Helen Austin–performed to a packed house at the we’re-so-lucky-to-have Sid Williams Theater. They were great, so check out their websites and CDs for a great flavor of the island talent.
Just got the winter edition of the Loyola University Magazine online edition and Two Eagles Lodge was featured in a great story. Check out www.loyola.edu/magazine.