Tell everyone why you love Summerland

Those of you who enjoy living in Summerland, raise your hand.

Dear Editor:

Those of you who enjoy living in Summerland, raise your hand.

It was a warm summer evening as I drove down North Victoria Road shortly after moving to Summerland in 1998. It was after 6 p.m. so nothing was open and the street was bare except for two random people at the side of the road.

There sat an elderly gentleman side-saddle on his scooter with one arm draped over the handle, all leaned back in a very relaxed position. He was shooting the breeze with a biker all decked out in a leather jacket and chaps standing beside his shiny chrome Harley Davidson motorcycle.

“This,” I thought to myself, “is Summerland,” as I snapshot that moment deep in my memory bank.

I still absolutely love it here and I always tell people that.

When I am talking to tourists and customers in my restaurant, I share that same memory with them before expanding on all the other great things I love about Summerland. My partner and I easily rattle off the many unique things to do, why we enjoy living here so much and why we love owning and operating a business here in town. We’ve done that for 11 years now.

Who knows, maybe that same person we talk to will move here, start up a business, or better yet, even bring a much-needed industry into Summerland.

Talk is cheap. So next time you’re speaking with people and have the opportunity to tell them about where you live, make sure you showcase the many reasons why you enjoy living here in Summerland.

Oh, and by the way, you can put your hands down now.

Pam Johnson



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