A Reflection on Light

We can spread light throughout our lives and community by sharing love and creating a unique place to live.

The dictionary has many definitions of light, so I will pick the first one I read. Light, a noun, means simply “to shine.”

I will reflect on some personal family lights in my life, starting with my dad. He left us Dec. 14, 2004. He was a huge light in the life of my brothers and I. He didn’t just tell us he loved our mother and us, he showed it. We miss him, but his light still shines in our lives.I sometimes hear his voice or see his light showing me some meaningful words, or just a reflection of his face in my mind and I see his smile.

I hope I can be a light to my son, and to be a part of the light that the Boyle Street Community League board and staff have shone here in Boyle Street – to show others what a great community this is, to show others the little treasures, the amazing buildings, the artistry that youth and adults have left on some of the buildings in the community. That would be their light to us, and the light the local residents and business people have shown by their giving and sharing.

All of these “lights” make Boyle Street the unique community it has become over the years. What is your reflection of light?

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Teresa Spinelli Receives Alumni Award  – Italian Centre owner and McCauley resident Teresa Spinelli received an Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta on September 25. She is pictured receiving the award from University of Alberta President and Vice Chancellor David H. Turpin. Akemi Matsubuchi Photography

  • Viphalay Celebrates 10 Years in McCauley – Lily Mounma of Viphalay cuts a cake during the restaurant’s celebration of its tenth anniversary of its McCauley location at the end of September. The restaurant is located at 10724 95 Street. Janis Irwin

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

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