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The Starting Line

I was about to entitle this post “The Finish Line”. This long journey, at times, has felt like a marathon and with construction wrapping up it feels like things are somehow drawing to a close. It takes me only a second to come to my senses and realize that this is only the beginning. We’ve created the back-drop and now the real, good stuff is about to start.
Last week we had the opportunity to thank our volunteers and contractors – whose hard work made so much of this possible.  The following evening we hosted a “Sneak Peak” event where we opened our doors and tested out our new espresso machines on our friends and neighbours. It was such an encouraging night for our team and to catch a glimpse of what real life will be once our doors are open for good. Countless people donated home-baked pies for these evenings and we are SO appreciative of their delicious contributions.
These next couple weeks will see lots of finishing touches fall into place.

Friends and neighbours checking us out for a 'Sneak Peak'

Friends and neighbours checking us out for a ‘Sneak Peak’