When I came here in 1969
we had 2 salesmen, located in the
back corner of the old Phone Mart,
at 3236 Kalum St.
Where the Coffee Room was located later.
They were Don Johnson (or Johnston?)
and Wally Nowik
and then Brian Allen joined the list.
Brian Allen was a BTE person in Terrace,
when he bid on the job of salesman.
Don Johnson was the first salesman in BC Tel
to sell $1,000,000.00 worth of equipment
in one year I think it was too.
He was a dapper dresser and I remember we had
a going away buy out in the Skeena Hotel one night,
for an I&R guy, whose name I have forgotten.
But regardless of the names, the night progressed,
into the throwing the beer stage, which was quite common
in the early 70's. But Don didn't know about the ritual.
He sat close enough to the rest of us, that he was fair game.
He was sitting with another person at the time, but that didn't
stop the attacker. He ended up with a full glass of beer,
all over his nice new suede sport coat.
Needless to say, he wasn't impressed.
The attacker might have been Jack Greaves,
as that was the night of the disappearing glass
full of "Jack's recycled beer?"
I remember Wally Nowik, for 2 things,
great homemade Ukrainian garlic sausage,
and he used to join us in the fun Floor hockey league
we had at the time.
Wally worked his way up in the Supervisor ranks in Vancouver.
We know Wally and his wife Susan (nee Arthur) were at Pender Harbour
on the sunshine coast of BC,
operating the Fisherman's Resort & Marina there until Apr 2005.
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