Strong Start News


Good morning everyone,
It is with mixed feelings that I share the message of Cathy Steigleder’s departure from our MVB Strong Start program.  Mixed? Well, on the one hand…”How dare she???” and “How could she???” but there is this other side which causes my admiration for Cathy to grow.  Cathy and Hans have bought a house in 108 Mile and will be moving at the end of the month.  Always up for an adventure, they will now bring their many gifts to the Cariboo region.
While at MVB, Cathy grew our Strong Start program to over 100 children.  We “not-so-quietly cheered” when our numbers surpassed those of Salmon Arm…and we may have even shared that info with the district folks. 😊 Cathy has been the first face of MVB for many of our families – and what good fortune for us that she has been our welcoming committee.  I know that Cathy has had a similar impact on the community of Falkland and she will be missed in her role there as well.
While Cathy will be missed immensely, she leaves behind a legacy of commitment, collaboration and caring.  Our families will be devastated by this news but, like us, will wish her the very best in the next chapter of Cathy and Hans’ Excellent Adventure.
Cathy, thank you for all that you have done for MVB and for the communities that we serve.  You will be missed – but not forgotten.  “Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!”