A Fond Farewell to the City of Bridges

A Fond Farewell to the City of Bridges | Christies Bakery

Well, it happened.

After 5 years of life on the prairies I decided to make the great trek out west. It was a plan years in the making, and despite COVID’s many attempts to stop me, it finally came to fruition. Don’t worry, while my role is changing as I go back to school, I will still be a part of Christies Bakery. After all, it is my family bakery and I don’t think I will ever truly leave it, or should I say it will never leave me.

Now that I’m more or less settled in Vancouver I figured I might as well write my goodbye to the city I called home for the last five years. I’ll try to avoid getting sappy, but I can make no promises.

To the people of Saskatoon, you are what makes the city what it is. I had the pleasure of serving thousands of you over my time working at both our locations. I know there were days I wasn’t feeling my best, but it was great to get to know some of you and build genuine connections. That is one part of the job I will miss. One of the wildest things was seeing babies grow into toddlers, and being a part of that, even from a distance was truly special. I’ve never been one to go out of my comfort zone and meet new people, but that didn’t matter. I formed friendships and connections that I didn’t expect, and am truly grateful for everyone that made my experience in Saskatoon a unique and special one.

To the Christies Bakery staff. I’ve lost count of how many of you have blessed our family and business with your presence over the years, but I will always remember the experiences we’ve created and shared together. Through the highs and lows, your hard work, dedication and hustle has helped this little family business provide an entire city with delicious bread and pastries. Everyone of you has given us something new and exciting. I know that even though I’m no longer there to say hi, you will continue to create a warm and welcoming environment for our lovely customers and of course, yourselves.

To my family, I’ll keep this brief. We’ve spent years discussing this move, months preparing for it, and weeks saying our goodbyes. This experience has taken ⅕ of my life, and it has been so rewarding to be able to work with some of you and spend time with all of you. Spending my childhood and adolescence in a different country was quite a different experience. I missed out on birthdays, gatherings, and lots and lots of food. I hope the last five years have been as amazing for you as they have been for me.

That’s all I have to say. Well, I have plenty more to say, but you’ll have to keep reading every week to find out just what that is!

Take care, Saskatoon, I’ll be back before you know it.

-Gabe

Comments

Tracey 1 day ago

Truly amazing Gabe! We miss you and love you and wish you the best out west!

E &L Thera 7 days ago

All the best to you Gabe in all your studies! we will miss you! till we meet again

Virginia 7 days ago

All the best to you on the west coast! Enjoy the adventure!

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