Goldstar is Cleaning for a Reason

By Rebecca Edwards

Women undergoing cancer treatment are being offered free house cleaning during the course of their treatment through the Cleaning for a Reason Foundation.

Goldstar Cleaning Services is only the second cleaning company in B.C. to join the not-for-profit foundation, and the first outside the Lower Mainland.

This week is Cleaning for a Reason Week in Canada and the United States and the Fernie and Sparwood-based company has committed to giving two women from the V0B postal code area a clean of their home once a month for four months.

Owner Jill Barclay said she was inspired to join the foundation by a former client, who was undergoing cancer treatment.

“She put together a team of people to help her get through it – one of the things she needed was to have the house cleaned so she could focus on the treatment.

“It got me thinking, and I found out about the foundation, which was formed in Texas in 2006 and has now helped over 9,000 women across the United States and Canada.”

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Fernie at the Olympics

With the 2010 Winter Olympics about to start in Vancouver Fernie will be temporarily losing some of its residents as they head to the coast to become a part of history.

Catching the limelight will be our very own Olympian – Emily Brydon – going for gold in the women’s Super Combined, Downhill and Super-G. Joining Emily behind the scenes will be a host of Fernie residents, all Olympians in their own field of work, having been hand picked from thousands of applicants or invited to work for their professional expertise.

Jill Barclay – Goldstar Cleaning Services
Jill has been in Vancouver since November 30, 2009 and is the ‘Housekeeping Coordinator’ for the athlete’s village in Vancouver.

When you talk to Jill two things are clear. She loves her job and she is very excited about the Olympics!

“The Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Village is going to be home to 2800 residents including athletes and team officials from over 80 countries during the Olympic games and 350 residents from over 40 countries during the Paralympic Games. We are hosting athletes involved in most sports; hockey, speed skating, snowboarding, freestyle, figure skating, curling, everyone except the alpine events, who will be living at the Whistler Village. On peak days we will have 130 housekeepers in action.”

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