Sylvia Sen, just one of the many newspaper carriers employed by the Ponoka News and being recognized during National Carrier Appreciation Week. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Newspaper carriers being recognized this week

Ponoka News carriers among those across the country being honoured for their contributions

Delivering newspapers to people’s homes is often times taken for granted and the people doing the job aren’t often recognized.

However, from Oct. 1 to 7, the ones who deliver the Ponoka News and many other Black Press publications are being acknowledged for their very important job in ensuring everyone in the community can stay abreast on what is happening locally and in the world around them.

As part of National Carrier Appreciation Week, one of this newspaper’s longest serving carriers was interviewed about her job.

Sylvia Sen, who has been delivering the Ponoka News for around eight years, keeps herself busy with numerous routes and once delivered 13 routes a week.

“I continue to do it because I like keeping people happy and I really enjoy being outside,” she said.

“It all started back with my kids as a job and way to help them learn to manage money and it’s just continued from there.”

Sen never thought she would be doing it as long as she has and wants to keep delivering the paper for as long as she can stay healthy enough to do it.

“It helps me stay busy and I like being behind the scenes, ” added Sen.

While only one carrier could be featured in this story, the staff of the Ponoka News and at Black Press want to express their gratitude to all of the newspaper carriers for their work and care in getting the newspaper and all of the information it contains safely into the hands of its readers.

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