The Power of Friendship!

There’s an old saying that goes “you don’t know what you have until you lose it.” There’s lots of wisdom to that, but it’s not always true. Some things like friendship we can know we have it because we aught to be so forever grateful for it. Having people who love and care about you is the most beautiful thing in this world. It’s true some people can’t see how amazing it is until reflecting in hindsight, but other times you can see the love right in front of you and it’s impossible to deny its existence. My heart just warms up to think of all the amazing friends in my life and I hope yours does too.

In the City of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, it’s not too hard to make powerful friendships. We often see in the local news beautiful stories of how friendship has changed lives. Friendship among politicians, businesses, provincial governments, sports players and the marriage between lovers is such a wonderful thing to read about. The local news in Burnaby can be a great way to find inspiration, but it can also be a great way to find doubt and worry. Here at the Burnaby Community Blog we only wish to share good news. And today we have a bit for you!

British Columbia is one of the friendliest places on Planet Earth!

  1. We wave hello and smile to strangers.
  2. We trust strangers to watch our stuff when we use the public bathroom.
  3. We don’t fear people stealing are cars or breaking into our houses.
  4. People who are sick are considerate and wash their hands.
  5. We have a brilliant future to look forward to as a province together.
  6. We are British Columbians, and to us love matters!

Here in Burnaby BC we just want to take the time to praise all the great friendships around the world. The love you share with others, no matter where you are, impacts all of us for the better, so don’t be afraid to be more open with your love and to share it. The power of friendship is on your side!

Thank you!


Why We Love British Columbia!

It’s not something that can be put into a single inspirational quote. The reasons we love this beautiful province are multifarious and complex. Nowhere else in Canada can you get the kind of spectacular views of nature that we do here, as mountains loom in every direction you look.

We have some of the cleanest running water systems in the world and British Columbians can all agree that, of course depending on where you go, we’d much rather taste our own tap water than American bottled water–it’s that good!

The community of the City of Burnaby is no different. We got nature, water, wildlife and, although because of our do-it-yourself economy there is an expected amount of arrogant rich people, people overall are very polite and truly Canadian in their values. Even the arrogant rich ones get nice around Christmas time…

Now for tourists and people across the world thinking of moving here, consider this list of 5 reasons why British Columbia is the best place in the world!

  1. We’re a Canadian province right next to the Pacific Ocean which means in most cases the beach or a lake is never too far away!
  2. The mountain ranges are practically unlimited and you’ll never see a flat land the same way again after visiting here.
  3. Local food is amazingly delicious with our own local specialties like the Bronut in Tofino, the Nanaimo Bar, Canadian cheeses/wines and, don’t ever forget, CANADIAN LOCAL CRAFT BEER!
  4. We have the best hockey team ever, the Vancouver Canucks! Now before someone from Detroit says the Canucks suck, try saying that to someone who lives in Vancouver!
  5. Our economy is one of the best in the world and with cost of living being high you can be assured that the people who share your community with are ethical and responsible. In other words our housing is to die for!