Joe and Terri have been long time residents of the Mabel Lake Valley. After a logging injury, Joe moved the family to family housing at UBC to pursue a degree in law and returned to Lumby to open Deuling & Company.
Terri managed Mabel Lake Provincial Park and raised their 5 children on the farm. To this day they continue to enjoy country life.
They support the community in various ways through the Senior Citizen Housing Society in Lumby, the Lumby Chamber of Commerce, North Okanagan Parks and are actively involved in the Mabel Lake community. Dancing with the Vernon Stars is an extension to everything they already do for the community.
North Okanagan Hospice Society depends on fundraising to stay open. The service it provides is so important. It wasn't an easy decision to participate in Dancing with the Vernon Stars but after much deliberation and encouragement from others we decided to do it. It's proving to be very fun and as expected, people are very willing to donate to Hospice.