Here's my connection.
My mom and dad semi-retired in the mid 80's.
My dad always wanted to move to the west coast, specifically White Rock (probably because he had one of his closest cousins living there).
They decided they would buy an ice cream shop, close to the beach.
Well, my mom let my dad go to White Rock, to look by himself.
He was there for about a week, when he called my mom to tell her had bought a coffee shop!
(she just about fainted, cause she knew how much work it would be).
They bought the Yucca Tree cafe, and owned it for about 10 years.
Everyone in town knew Warren and Betty.
At the time, I was living in Lloydminster AB. My daughter, Kristen was born in 1987.
When Kristen was young, we used to always travel to White Rock, to visit her grandparents, for summer vacations and other holidays, like Christmas. I always loved it here, and swore one day, that I would live in White Rock.
At the time, I owned a small moving company, and made many trips to the west coast, and always stopped in to see my parents. Visiting meant having breakfasts at the Yucca Tree, and meeting all their regular customers.
Here I am, 30 years later, living in White Rock, only 4 blocks from the Yucca Tree, and it's still looks the same!
Now, I'm a regular there!
Several months ago, our new neighbour, Karen, introduced us the World Serve, White Rock's local thrift shop.
We met the manager, and much of the staff. They accept clothing and furniture, that is in good shape. All donations go towards supporting humanitarian projects around the world.
I've recently donated my time, and our Cargo van, to help pick up donations.
In exchange, they are more than happy to have me promote them, and them promote our service.