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!

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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The Beauty of Dance

The Beauty of Dance

Amanda Dorscht is the owner of Creative Roots Performing Arts. She has spent the last 10 years pouring her time, talents and treasures into many young boys and girls, creating a ripple effect in families and encouraging the wonder of dance.  Personally, all of my...

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Family Ties

Family Ties

It’s my pleasure to introduce Danielle Boissevain.  Danielle is strength defined. Beauty and grace embodied. Slightly clumsy.  She has a big laugh and an even bigger heart. I might be a little biased because she’s actually my cousin but I think the world...

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A Shining Light

A Shining Light

Alana Butler is a local piano teacher, operating Broadway Music Studio. More than that, her kindness and sweet demeanor spill over into everything she does.  Alana is the type of person who seemingly is always looking for the best in people, places and...

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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