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Ode to Chilliwack

Bennett R. Coles | July 5, 2011

The moving van came today and packed up all out stuff. We're going home to Victoria, but I just wanted to take a moment to praise the little town we've lived in for the past two and half years.

Chilliwack, BC, is a farming town of about 80,000 people nestled amongst the mountains at the head of the Fraser River Valley on Canada's West Coast. It's far enough away from Vancouver to have its own culture and feel, but close enough that you can still catch Cirque du Soleil downtown and make it home in time to give the chickens their evening feed.

Perched in a beautiful setting surrounded by snowy peaks, Chilliwack is a small town very comfortable in its own skin. It's a close-knit community that is filled with friendly people who are proud to be from here. That's nice to see in this cosmopolitan, cynical world of today.

So today we bid adieu to Chilliwack, and say thank you for more than two years in a place we'd never dreamed we'd end up, but now leave more enriched that when we came.

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