So, what would you do if you won $30 million? It's an interesting question. We're sure many of us would splurge on ourselves buy a new car, go on a major shopping spree, purchase a dream home.
A couple from England were faced with this question. The first thing they thought about was going on a trip of a lifetime to beautiful B.C. and the Sunshine Coast.
And they weren't going alone.
Thea and Paul Bristow spent $1 million of their winnings to take 88 Scouts and their leaders and parents on the trip.It's an amazing, heartwarming story.
The group surfed the Internet and found a listing for West Coast Wilderness Lodge in Egmont. They fell in love with the venue and booked the whole resort. Talk about positive PR for the Coast!
While enjoying the Coast, the group has hiked to Skookumchuck Rapids and participated in activities that many of the group had only dreamed about before.
Instead of splurging only on themselves, the Bristows have shared their good fortune with others.
Another Scout group visiting from Germany also left their mark.
A new gateway was constructed and erected at Camp Byng by the Venturer aged Scouts another wonderful example of people giving back to others.
It makes you feel good inside knowing that despite all the ills of the world, there are still special people doing special things.
A loss for the CoastThe Sechelt Chamber is losing a talented individual.
This week we learned that executive director Melinda Konings is stepping down to pursue other endeavours off the Sunshine Coast.
Konings has been with the Chamber for the past five years, working tirelessly for business and tourism on the Coast. She has been a pleasure to deal with and a great supporter of this newspaper.
We're sad to see her go and wish her all the best in whatever she does. We know she'll be successful in whatever challenges come her way.