"Wholesome living” is an individual experience. We each have our own ideas of what that entails. Here you will observe it being demonstrated through: the growing of one's own food, processing that food, the honour system at work, stewardship for the environment, caring to know one's neighbours, getting involved in the community, attending locally created events (i.e. Blossom Festival, CV Bird Fest, Starbelly Jam, Yahk Summer Fest, Wine Art Bus Tour) meeting at coffee shops, jamming at a coffee house night, making your own fun activities, family and friends' gatherings, volunteering, and lots of outdoor recreation.
You will likely find the people who live here to be mostly "down to earth", compassionate, worldly, educated, positive, resourceful, creative and independent. The character of the people who live here are a great match for the lifestyle. There are some recent articles about retiring in the Creston Valley written by the online Globe and Mail Newspaper in the Investment section Jan 12/15 and another on Feb 9/15. When you arrive you may notice that those people who are not retired, or employed locally or who are not operating businesses are in fact teleworkers or mobile workers. These people enhance the culture with their worldly perspective.
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