I am writing with great pleasure to support the establishment of the new micro brewery, Gladstone Brewing Co, in downtown Courtenay. I have high hopes that small and medium sized businesses, like Daniel and Alexandra’s, will help strengthen downtown Courtenay’s appeal and help grow the City of Courtenay’s overall economic diversity. I am not surprised to hear that the brewery’s entrepreneurs “love the culture” and “ love the outdoors” and look forward to welcoming more investors for whom our culture and connection to the outdoors is revered. Best of luck!