Visitor recognizes an outstanding Similkameen resident

Colleen Christensen acknowledged for her helpful role in return of visitor's wallet

To the Editor:

Hello,

I just wanted to take a moment to recognize one of your outstanding employees, Colleen Christensen. On Monday, August 26th when I arrived home in Kamloops after a long day of traveling, I realized that I had left my wallet at a fruit stand while passing through Keremeos.

Not knowing the name of the fruit stand, and realizing that most retail locations had likely closed for the day, I happened across the Keremeos Visitor Centre website and called the number listed. Although closed, there was a cell phone number offered on the voicemail. I crossed my fingers and called the cell phone, knowing that I was bothering someone at home. When Colleen answered, not only was she not bothered, she offered to drive to the potential fruit stand to see if anyone was still around. Unfortunately, everyone had gone home by that point; however she ensured that I had all of the contact information required to follow up with them in the morning.  The good news is that a kind employee at Sanderson Farms fruit stand found my wallet in the parking lot and I was able to successfully recover it.  This is in no small part due to the assistance offered by Colleen who went above and beyond. The kindness of strangers in Keremeos is commendable and I hope that you will help me to recognize Colleen.

Thank you!

Kim Christiansen