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Reader tips hat to Canada Post volunteer

Posted on December 3, 2015 by Vauxhall Advance

I am sure you are aware of the extra-ordinary service the citizens of Vauxhall receive when they go to pick up their mail. I am referring to the gentleman who goes each day to open and close the door for the patrons of Canada Post.

His name is Alan Wright, and I am proud to call him my friend and my uncle. He goes there as often as possible, usually daily, to greet friends, family, acquaintances and strangers alike. Alan takes great pride in his self-created job, and has made many friends along the way.

This is an unpaid position; a more dedicated volunteer would be hard to find. If he has to miss a day of work, it really bothers him. It doesn’t matter what kind of weather he faces, he shows up for work on time just like the postman used to. When asked why he chose to work there, Mr. Wright said, “I just don’t want anyone to get hit by the door.”

Maybe this happened to him or maybe he saw it happen to someone else when he was gathering his own mail one day; I guess we will never know.

His concern for others is inspiring. For seniors, mothers with toddlers following along or carrying their babies in car seats or for anyone who is busy and in a hurry, his service is so valuable. A friendly smile of appreciation and a “Thank You” is all he ever asks for. I hope he is treated kindly with the same friendly care and attention he gives to young and old alike.

I wish that we could all follow Alan’s example. He makes me proud. I hope the citizens of Vauxhall take pride in him too. I think they get the best service in all of Canada; the Vauxhall branch of Canada Post is the luckiest post office in Alberta, for sure.

SANDY NYGAARD

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