Shredded bill an act of holiday kindness

Peter MacLeod and Peggy Tucker celebrate with Algonquin Resort GM Tim Ostrem

Peter MacLeod and Peggy Tucker celebrate with Algonquin Resort GM Tim Ostrem

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THE SEA, NB—Peter MacLeod and Peggy Tucker, a New Brunswick bride and groom, received
a totally unexpected, one-of-a-kind gift from The Algonquin Resort. In a surprise moment at the
guests’ wedding rehearsal Friday evening, Algonquin general manager Tim Ostrem
presented the couple with a wedding-inspired, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gift
sculpted by local artist Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder from the hotel's repurposed
cutlery. The gift included a wedding card, along with a Ganong
Chocolate Milk Martini, created for the local, fourth-generation
dairy farmer and his bride-to-be. When the couple opened the card, they
discovered that Ostrem had shredded the bill for their wedding, turning it into

Watch this video for  the couple's reaction:

“Weddings and holidays
are times of great joy, and we wanted to find a special way to celebrate the
season and inspire kindness in others,” said Ostrem. “Peter and
Peggy are sincere people of good will, so we decided to celebrate their
kind-hearted natures with a gift of our own. Hopefully this little
gesture will help others capture the spirit of the season and find their own
ways to share the love.”

The Algonquin Resort is
nearing completion on a $35-million restoration and will officially open early
next year as the first Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in Canada.