I met both these Resident Spotlights even before we moved back to Gold River in 2007. It must have been during our Ahousaht days (2004-06) when we would come back to Muchalaht Lake to camp. They were just dating back then! (Separate tents, I’m sure.)
Thanks so very much Kirsty and Rick for taking the time out of your busy schedules to be my Spotlights!
I hope everyone enjoy this two-for-one Spotlight as much as I did!
How long have you lived in Gold River?
Kirsty – almost 9 years.
Rick – I moved here in 1969, when I was 12 years old.
What brought you here?
Kirsty – The love of my life!
Rick – my Dad worked in the pulp mill.
What do you do for (paid) work?
Kirsty – I own, A lot in the Side/ Sears. And I’m a councillor for our Village.
Rick – I work for Nootka Sound Service, and I’m also the Fire Chief for the Gold River Volunteer Fire Dept.
Please tell us about any volunteer work you do.
Kirsty – I volunteer with the Gold River Community Policing. I try to help any group that needs it. I bake for bake sales, help with bottle drives as well as Gold River Days. I’m also working on the revitalizing of Nimpkish Park.
Rick – I have been a volunteer fire fighter for 18 years, and like Kirsty, I try to help whenever asked.
Please tell us a bit about your family.
Our immediate family is:
Kirsty, – I have 3 children. Tia, my oldest lives here. Shantelle and Anthony both lived here and went to GRSS, then moved down Island . A few years ago my Mommy moved to Gold River also!
Rick – I have 1 daughter, Stephanie who lived in Gold River. She has since moved away and currently lives in Alberta.
Tia has a little boy named Connor who is everything to us. Tia works a lot and we are blessed to have Connor.
Our extended family:
We have our Church family, we are blessed to have all of them! The Fire Dept is another part of our family.
Do you have any pets?
Do we have pets??!! We have 2 horses, Merlin and Aly, and our little dog Tod. We have our cats as well… only Smudge is Ricks, the rest are the kids cats.
We are very happy to say that we are adopting a new dog! We get “Maggie” on August 9th.
What do you like to do for fun?
Kirsty – I love riding. But I don’t have enough time to ride as much as I want. Being with my family and when I have time, I love scrap-booking.
Rick – I golf, and love puttering at the barn.
What do you wish Gold River had that it doesn’t? Is there anything missing for you?
Kirsty – all my kids!
Rick – jobs for young people.
And just for fun – if you had 1 million dollars to donate to the community in any way you wished – what would you do with the money?
Kirsty – either a really cool playground, or a new seniors centre.
Rick – I’d donate it to the golf course
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Kirsty – Gold River is a wonderful community. I’m very lucky to live here and be part of this Village.
Rick – Gold River always steps up and helps out whenever anyone needs it’s a fantastic community to be part of.
Email This Post to a Friend