Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Post from Sally Mole

Hello Tofino.  November 30, 2012, marked a very black day for my family and I.   Through the shell shocked days that followed, we were continually amazed and buoyed by the community support.  I have never publicly thanked you and I feel bad about that.  While I don't know that this is the most appropriate site to say my thanks, it was this site that my family went to, to see the voices of the community, and to dig me out of the hole I was tending to crawl in to.  Thank you Ralph, and thank you friends.
My son attended the council meeting where you turned out in huge numbers.  The rest of our family stole a car (borrowed) and did a drive by.  My girlfriends were there...  We all regrouped after at the usual place we go to in times of crisis, and while my family was elated, I was in tears, so grateful and humbled by the support.  This community served me and my family well, and we have done our best to pay it back.  I am a better person for having lived there and having gone through the experiences I have had.  I am especially grateful for the people I have connected with that I may not have without my job connections.  Thank you!
I write this now, as I will forever remember November 30 as a day when your world can just fall apart, through no doing of your own.  It is a reminder to not take things for granted, and to be grateful for what you have.  Sounds cliche, yes, but lying on the couch the Saturday following, with the family, with total lock down on phones and internet, in breeze the girls, Wicked Witches of Eastwick style on their broomsticks, and man was I grateful for them!  And of course my lovely family, who maybe took it harder than me.  My family, my girlfriends, strong backbone support..  And then we felt the community voice.  We heard you and felt you.  We are grateful, thank you!
It took me a while to accept what had happened.  This time last year I wanted to post a thanks, but I was still angry, bitter, sad, and we had been through a lot as a family through the year.  I felt I couldn't post something genuine without losing those feelings.  Today, I could for sure still conjure up those feelings if I chose to dwell on them, so I choose not to dwell on them.  To be honest, today, I'm too busy to dwell on anything but getting things done!  Today, I say thank you for letting me have the opportunity to play a part in so many people's lives.  I have so many great memories of coaching soccer and t-ball, hilarious stories with staff and volunteers, and hug moments from day care to "older" people.  I'm proud of all the rec facilities we built together which my kids will use into the future.  I really can't account for all those who touched my/our life in this brief post, but please know, your support and love is valued and not unnoticed.  THANK YOU!!!


Anonymous said...


You're an amazing woman and one hell of a class act! Meeting you was one of the highlights of my time in Tofino, and as I've said to you privately so many times before, any community would be damned lucky to have you focus your talents, passion and commitment on it.

I hope you're enjoying Ukee, and congrats again on your recent re-election.

Roberta Martell

mike papuc said...

Thank you Sally a lot of what you have said is what I felt heart and soul I to wanted to give the same message back.but just couldn't give up the past to say what you have.thank you girl I feel the same way .
Mike Papuc

Anonymous said...

Good to know that you were able to move on and build a new life for yourself in Ucluelet after the inexcusable treatment you received by your employer. Tofino lost a genuinely good, honest and beneficial district employee and model citizen. Ucluelet is the winner here. I hope you did not let the District Tofino get away with it though. A wrongful dismissal suit would go a long way towards not having people treated this way again by the District of Tofino.
Congratulation on your re-election!

Anonymous said...


Congratulations for getting this bad experience finally out of your system. I know that you are a much better elected representative on Ucluelet Council than Tofino's council of 2 years ago.

Why does Tofino attract such weird councile members?

A former member of Tofino council.

Frank V E