The Long Table

“If you have more than you need… build a longer table, not a higher fence.”
~ Unknown

Welcome to my blog! My purpose and endeavor in this space is to be a light – operating in kindness and generosity, and highlighting some pretty wonderful people along the way!

Community Matters

Community Matters

Kelly Ehalt is the co-owner of Hetherington & Hooper, one of the longest-running retail stores in our little town that has had the privilege of being family owned and operated for almost all of its existence.  Kelly along with her brother Mike, work hard to remain...

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An Open Heart

An Open Heart

Claire Challen is a Bulkley Valley treasure.  She’s an athlete as well as a ski coach/fitness coach.  Many, many, members in our community have benefited from her expertise both on the slopes (not me, I dislike skiing) and in fitness training.  I can...

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Flowers, Anyone?

Flowers, Anyone?

I’m so excited to have my first duo on the blog! Lindsay Heer and Anna Gauthier make up the brilliant and creative team behind Creekside Floral Collective.  These women are special to me because they’re some of the first people I dared to speak my little dream of a...

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Leading Well

Leading Well

I have known Brooke Bandstra for many, many years. We met as teenagers at youth group and I had the pleasure of watching her grow and flourish into the woman she is today. Brooke is the owner and creator of Ink and Grace Paper Co., which is a beautiful and creative...

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Finding Community

Finding Community

Vanita Des Mazes is the newest friendly face you will find at RE/MAX Bulkley Valley, working alongside Sandra Hinchliffe.   Vanita is a new transplant into the Bulkley Valley, having moved here from Alberta at the beginning of the pandemic.  Already versed in...

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She Blossoms

She Blossoms

Kat Stroet is the proud owner & operator of Larkspur Floral & Plants. I don’t know about you (I probably romanticize this) but creating beautiful flower arrangements and being part of peoples live on their happiest day, and sometimes their saddest day – sounds...

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I have so much enjoyed getting to know women in this community through Billie Jean’s blog, “The Long Table.” I strongly believe in the need for women to lift up other women. Billie Jean is taking steps to create a space for women to share their stories of working and living in this area. The questions she asks invite her guests to examine themes that have led to their successes, and their answers are given honestly and in their own words. Here is an opportunity for us to find our common ground in the past and present, and to plan for the future together.
~ Hannah H.

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250.847.9222

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250.847.9257