One of the things I love most about living in a small town is the connection I have with the people in the community. I’ve been in the same town since I was born so many of my friends and neighbours have known me ever since I was a young child. And now, as an adult, many of the people I know from my school days have started their own families and businesses in the community.
The main street of Lumsden is where the vast majority of the town’s businesses are found and most of them are locally owned and operated. It goes without saying that I have a close personal connection to many of them. In fact, my friend Lasha, who was one of the members of my graduating class, owns and operates a fabulous bakery in one of the street’s oldest buildings. And my younger brother’s former classmate Deanna runs a great massage therapy and aesthetics shop just a few steps down the street.