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Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Kind of Town

Lloyd Coverdale, Letter to the Editor

Oh yes ! This is my kinda of town, no I am not talking about New York or Las Vegas. Oh no I am talking about good old Pincher Creek. That's right Pincher Creek. The town of friendly people, breath taking scenery, and lovable canines. I have only been a resident of this amazing town since April 2011, and proud to say this is now my home. To think a little over a year ago I had never heard of Pincher Creek. Growing up in southern Ontario, which make no mistake is a beautiful place to live, with so much to see and do, you would think I would find a quieter lifestyle a bit boring. Not at all, in fact I am so taken back with the lifestyle here it almost feels like a dream.


To start with I have never met such a caring community who are willing to help complete strangers. I have seen this first hand because when I was a complete stranger I had so many good folks reach out and offer me anything I needed. I have grown such respect for the people of Pincher Creek that I cannot wait to return my helping hand in appreciation. When I needed someone to talk to, they took time for me, when I was home sick for my family I was offered air miles for a plane ticket home. When I needed a ride I was offered a vehicle for the weekend. I needed a place to live I was offered a house for rent at a great rate. At Thanksgiving I was invited to have dinner with some wonderful folks. Recently I went out on a Saturday night to have a cool drink, I sat down at a table by myself and it wasn't long before I was invited to sit at the bar with everyone else and before the night was over I knew everyone's name as we shared a few laughs. I was given a hearty welcome to come back anytime and join in with their friendship. I have never felt more welcomed in a community and I must say I have been overwhelmed with everyone’s kindness and generosity.

Secondly what has impressed me is the amazing scenery which surrounds Pincher Creek. It is so breath taking and I have looked out in awe many times. I have taken my camera on trips around the local area and the photographs I have been taking almost seem surreal. It amazes me when I see the wild life walking down Main Street as if they own the place. I still cannot get used to this but it is so inspiring for me to see this spectacle. The rodeo and parade this year were spectacular as I was so glad I got to see it all. I am anxious to somehow be a part of it next year. I have enjoyed watching the local football and hockey teams play and I look forward to every game. Not just the games themselves but the community support for these activities is so huge. It is very refreshing to see the kids being backed by their fans, friends and neighbours. I have enjoyed many walks down town looking at all the murals which form a great reminder of our towns history. There is just so much to see and do in Pincher Creek as I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Thirdly what has impressed me is all the friendly lovable dogs I come in contact with on a daily basis. I have started a new ritual, which I would have never done in Ontario, I now carry doggy treats in my coat pocket. My little tail wagging friend Joey loves em, as he gladly shakes a paw for one almost every morning.

There is only one thing missing in this beautiful small Alberta town called Pincher Creek is the rest of my family. Someday my prayer is to have my whole family living here because in my opinion it is one of the greatest places on earth.

Lloyd Coverdale

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1 comment:

  1. Tim Coverdale17/12/11

    Good article dad! Glad to see you're happy out there. I'll try to come by soon. You can introduce me to all your friends.

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