Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in our communities! Honestly, with all due respect, love and admiration, we don’t always get you, but we certainly never stop trying. Even though most of the men in our lives are not keen on sharing their feelings, most of us women have come to accept that. And we’ve come to realize that when you do talk, it’s often very direct; you are not subtle creatures. We love the fact that we can depend on you and ask you for advice, and when you still have our back even when we’re wrong, we love you that much more. We recognize the sacrifices you’ve made and your commitment to creating an amazing life for our family, and I for one am very glad dads have their own special day on June 18. Be sure to read Fun, Family, Friends & Fathers on page 6, along with A Good Man on page 45.
Speaking of fathers – what could be more memorable than a father walking his daughter down the aisle? If you’re engaged, you won’t want to miss Down the Aisle, beginning on page 10. Have you started planning your wedding? Are you a bit worried or stressed out? Whether you’re on the hunt for a creative photographer, a cool venue, or delicious food, we can help.
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When your children attend summer camp, they learn how to work with others, build meaningful relationships, accept guidance, and develop decision-making skills. These life skills nurture independence and confidence, creating a foundation that will serve them throughout their life. And just as every child is different, so is every camp. We wanted to know what camps would keep kids entertained, inspired, and active. Where could they go to learn to ride a horse, showcase their music skills, immerse themselves in their sport, or learn to appreciate the outdoors? WestCoast readers nominated 15 camps every parent should know about, and we’ve shared the list with you. Don’t miss Top Summer Camps for Kids on page 24. We hope you enroll your child in a camp that provides wonderful lifetime memories.
Graduates – congratulations! You’ve worked hard to reach this milestone, and you deserve to celebrate – safely! Now that you’ve graduated, may I remind you: set your life goals high, and don’t be afraid to stretch and challenge yourself! You’ve done a great job so far with the love and support of your parents. Please remember to be strong, happy, and to always be grateful and kind. And no matter where you go, never forget where you came from or who you are. Be sure to catch You Can Fly on page 58.
We have so many reasons to celebrate this month. There’s nothing better than getting together with family and close friends to laugh, love, and reminisce. It’s a known fact that life is so much sweeter when we share it with others.
Wishing you a wonderful month of memorable celebrations!