As I write this, I am entering my 9th month with Coril, and what a time to join the Group! I feel that I joined the company at a very special time, as these stories began trickling in mere weeks after my start date, and the Canada 150 initiative has been a part of my day-to-day ever since. The stories provide such wonderful insight into the lives of the people I am lucky enough to call co-workers. There is such a range of personalities and interests represented in these pages, but all of them paint a picture of a group of people dedicated to their families, communities, and careers. They are creative, fun-loving, active, and caring; true Canadians one and all. It’s a real treat to get a small snapshot into the personal lives and passions of people I may not get to interact with personally every day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you who wrote stories, for letting me get to know you a little better, and I can’t wait to read the ones still to come!

To those of you reading this 50 years from now, I hope that you find these pieces of our lives heart-warming and nostalgic, and I hope they make you proud to work for the same organization. To those of you who are still with the group 50 years from now, re-reading stories you wrote in your youth, I hope they bring a smile to your face remembering bygone years, and I hope to count myself among you. Though I will be 80 that year, I can’t see myself not wanting to be present when these letters and stories are once again read.

Happy 150th Canada, I look forward to seeing what another 50 years will bring!

Mindy M – Coril Holdings Ltd.

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