Dear Editor:

As parents of a Merritt Centennials hockey player (No. 2 Billy Marshall) we made numerous trips to your city over the past two years. On each occasion we were very, very impressed with the community support for the Centennials and with the Centennial organization.

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to head coach Luke Pierce, assistant coach Joe Martin, athletic trainer Kyla Knox, to Steve Rose for safely driving 1000’s of kilometres, billet co-ordinator (and Billy’s billet parents) Andrea and Paul Barnes, the many extremely friendly and supportive volunteers for making us feel so welcome, and to all of the Centennials fans for showing such enthusiasm and class (except perhaps one fan).

Although our son is moving on, we will always have very fond memories of Merritt, its people and the hockey. You have much to be proud of Merritt! Thank you,

Rick and Anita Marshall