Jerry Chakowski – Spring Creek’s Biggest Heart
It’s hard to talk about ‘character’ without thinking of Jerry – a member of Spring Creek’s maintenance team, and someone who embodies the true spirit and the heart of Spring Creek.
In fact, a few months after Spring Creek launched its new Heart of Canmore campaign – Jerry took it upon himself to create a huge red heart wrapped with Christmas lights … a heart-warming act that says a lot about the kind of guy Jerry is.
True to character – quiet, humble and hardworking – Jerry downplays the gesture. “I was putting up Christmas lights around the neighbourhood and thought, ‘It would be nice to make a heart out of lights.’ I was going to make a small one, but then I figured ‘Why not make a really big one?’ So I did.”
Jerry’s big heart is an apt symbol for well, Jerry’s big heart. As any member of the Spring Creek team will tell you, he’s always ready to lend a hand and help out in any way he can.