Moms are family heroes

How about a big Heroes high five for moms.

Do we really need to say any more?

After the crazy rush of the holidays, moms are the ones who get the family back on track. With kids activities, school and flu season kicking into high gear, we recognize that moms have some amazing super power to juggle the requests from kids, get to places on time and some how keep calm and cool during the chaos.

For this we salute you and thank you for keeping things normal this time of year when the days are short and cold and we are dreaming of lazy summers by the lake.

Kids, dads and the rest of us love you mom.

Dads are heroes, too

Even though moms are the star of many families, we had to ring in the New Year with a shout out to 2018 and the year of the dad.

From fixing things, to making great dinners and cheering on the kids at their favourite sport, dads may not always get the day-to-day glory in the household, but we know they work hard behind the scenes to keep the family humming along.

Dads are the best for playing a cheesy song from the '80s or '90s and getting the kids to sing along.

So here’s to you Mr. Fix-Its, Mr. Barbecue, Mr. Weekend Shuttle driver....

Cats are heroes, too

Here at Heroes, you may know we love our golden retriever, Buddy the dog.

Lately, we are starting to love cats. It all started with some new neighbours moving in and a cute, new, very vocal kitty started showing up on our porch, a very brave kitty indeed as Buddy the dog is 90 pounds.

The next thing we know dog and cat are friends and I am giving the cat a salmon treat and petting her each morning.

Cats may not be an obvious friend like dogs, sly and purposeful in their movements, but after careful examination, it’s easy to see they love the attention just as much as dogs do.

Here’s to cats and cat owners out there, heroes that crouch around the neighbourhood, waiting for a stroke on the head and a salmon treat.


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About the Author

Richard James Deacon is a passionate philanthropist and volunteer and is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the community. Richard has been a director on a variety of not-for-profit boards across Canada, but is most proud of his role as the founder of 100 Kids Who Care Kelowna, as a co-creator of The Ron+Clair Deacon Leaders Pay It Forward Program, being a Scouts Canada Beaver leader and coaching his son in Central Okanagan youth soccer.

Richard, his beautiful wife, MaryAnn, and their young sons, Reston and Parker, along with golden retriever Buddy live in Kettle Valley and they love to travel the planet extensively. What they love most about Kelowna is that everybody says hi to each other and it still has that small town feel.

Contact Richard at [email protected]

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