Once upon a time there was a young boy who lived in a
tiny house on the side of a small mountain. His family was of modest
means, as were most of the other villagers in the valley below, yet, they
all had enough food to eat and a roof over their heads, enjoying a
satisfying, simple life. The young boy would get up early every morning,
just before sunrise, and gaze out far across the valley where, in the
distance, he would see the sun shining on a golden castle sitting
majestically on the top of the mountain on the other side of the valley.
"Some day," he thought longingly, "Iím going to leave
this house and this village and live over there where everything is golden
and filled with riches."
One morning the young boy couldnít stand it any more.
He packed himself a lunch and headed off on foot in the direction of the
golden castle. He walked and walked all day long, only stopping briefly to
eat. Finally he found himself at the bottom of the mountain and began to
climb excitedly towards the golden castle he saw every morning. It was
almost sunset when he reached a little house, very much like his own, near
the top of the hill. He was sure this was where the castle should have
been. He was puzzled and walked up to a little girl who was sitting on the
"Excuse me, but I am looking for the golden
castle. Could you tell me where it is? I was sure it was on this mountain.
I look at it every morning," asked the tired little boy.
The little girl replied, "Oh, youíre on the
wrong mountain. The golden castle is way over there on that mountain on
the other side of the valley.
The little boy looked to where the girl was pointing.
He couldnít believe his eyes. The girl was looking at the mountain where
he lived. But his tiny, modest little home was no longer there. In its
place was a shiny golden castle, just like the one he had seen every
Valley East Is The Land Of Opportunity!
The little boy in the story above was so busy admiring
the shiny golden castle on the mountain across the valley that he couldnít
see the richness and beauty of his own little world.
Most of us can identify with the little boy in the
story. We have all spent many moments looking elsewhere for something
better. The truth of the matter is that Valley East is filled with
treasures and untapped potential, just waiting to be uncovered. All we
have to do is step back and take a good look with our eyes wide open.
Spend a bit of time searching through the new web site
which has been created to commemorate Valley Eastís Centennial
Visit the Online Pond and Garden Tour where you will
discover the beautiful sites which have been shared by a local residents.
Each of these people have worked extremely hard to create ponds and
gardens which are truly reflective of the image we want to portray in
Valley East. As more and more people step forward to take part in this
Online Tour, the web site will become a place where you can escape the
hustle and bustle of the everyday world to take a virtual walk and enjoy
some wonderful garden scenery. If you are willing to share your special
place with our readers, give Valerie a call at 969-7215.
After you look at the Pond and Garden Tour, take a trip
into the recreation centre and the library. If you havenít been there
for a while, you will be simply amazed at what you see. No one can say
that Valley East is a second class town with facilities such as these.
We will be assembling corporate profiles
of dozens of businesses which have goods and services to offer Valley East
consumers. We have so much to choose from in this community, and yet
thousands of residents are unaware of these "treasures",
choosing instead to shop in the "city" or in Southern Ontario.
Soon you will have an opportunity to discover these local businesses by
looking at photos and taking a virtual tour inside their facility.
A Living History Of Valley East
developed a web site which truly captures the essence and character of
this great community. Each story will be another chapter in our history
and will remain on the site for the benefit of future readers. When it
comes time for people to consider moving to the City of Greater Sudbury,
Valley East will be first and foremost on their minds. Valley East will be
held out as a community where things happen and people make the
difference. Whatís more, by visiting the web site at valleyeasttoday.ca,
a person can actually see photos and stories about "real"
people. When we want to demonstrate all that we have to offer in Valley
East, we wonít just tell you - weíll show you what people of this
community find important in life and show you how they contribute to the
quality of life of their neighbours and friends.
Whether you own a business; participate in a service
group; belong to a sports organization, a church or a school; have a
garden you wish to share ; or if you just want to express your opinions on
Valley East, take action now! Take time to visit valleyeasttoday.ca as
often as you can and see for
yourself the sparkling golden castle we all call home!