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Sidewalk supervisor keeps people smiling

For years, Vance Dancy could be seen waving at drivers near Charlie Lake on Highway 97 and picking up garbage, doing what he could to help out and bring a smile to people's faces.
Vance Dancy
Vance Dancy flashes his signature smile while enjoying the morning on the corner of 100 St. and 108 Ave, on June 25, 2020.

For years, Vance Dancy could be seen waving at drivers near Charlie Lake on Highway 97 and picking up garbage, doing what he could to help out and bring a smile to people's faces.

Now a resident of the Peace Lutheran Apartments, Dancy has been seen the last two months waving and smiling to motorists and pedestrians from the corner of 100 Street and 108 Avenue, and walking around the block. 

"I've gone from clean-up supervisor to being the Fort St. John sidewalk supervisor," Dancy said with a big smile. 

Dancy loves to make people smile, and he tries to get outside a couple times a day if the weather is nice, just to be a friendly face and make people happy. 

It's been hard for Dancy to see family and friends as much as he'd like due to the COVID-19 virus and pandemic. However, he's not letting that get him down. 

"It's too bad, but that's a part of life I guess," Dancy said. 

When asked about his good moods, Dancy replied, "Well, there's no reason why a person can't."

Brenda Baumeister, Dancy's daughter, shared word her dad's daily walks on a Facebook post. 

"If you see him, please feel free to honk at him and wave. He enjoys making people smile," she said. 

Email reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.