Regina, SkLonnie introduces D'Boot to everyone on the team!
Hello folks! Before I start to ramble on, I want to let you know that there are some odd words and symbols etc. in the blog. I think this is because I copied and pasted from an email. I can't fingure out how to get rid of it without redoing the whole thing. Since I am off to work in 10 minutes, I am just going to ask for your forgiveness! Hope you enjoy the blog and hoping everyone is happy and well. Love as always, Weedie and Jeepa! xoxo
We enjoyed Super Bowl Sunday in Regina. We had a room in the hotel and the whole team came. We started with a moving speech from Lonnie our endurance participant. He told the team about his accident in graphic detail. It was quite moving. I think we were all on the verge of tears. Rick followed with a speech of his own which as usual was very inspiring. He couldn't thank us enough! Tears were shed yet again! We then changed the tone with the start of the game on the big screen. Bets were placed, drinks and food started to flow! We all got to meet D'Boot, Lonnie's
little friend who has a long story of it's own. Won't go into detail, but we all were invited to have a shot of Yagermiester from D'Boot! Was a fun evening and Hank won $40 in the 3rd quarter! The following day was an event day. Six of us went to Jean Vanier school and put on a presentation. We were very well received! We have incorporated more music and dancing in our presentations and the kids and faculty love it! Later that evening we had a girls night in Nath and Dawn's room. Munchies, movies, facials and girlie talk! The next day we were rostered to do some more GAMing.(accessibility rating) We went to the Plains Museum, The Sports Hall of Fame and the Science Centre. At the science centre we toured the Titanic exhibit. Before you enter they give you a boarding pass with your name and why you are traveling on the Titanic. These are the names of real passengers. At the end of the exhibit you find out whether you lived or died! All four of us survived! Our last day in Regina was another day off. We really have too much time on our hands!
Our final night afew of us went out for dinner at O'Hanlens Irish Pub. The next day we finally got back to work on the Relay and headed west to Moose Jaw. Scott and I were a host/driver team for the first time. We had one very enthusiastic MB named Dedean. His mom was with him. This was such a highlight in his life! We had so much fun with him! Our first full day in Moose Jaw was an event day. I went to another school presentation with a different team. We were received very well yet again! The following day we left Moose Jaw and ended in Swift Current. I was teamed up with Russ who has never done a MB meeting. We had an awsome day together. At our first meeting there was a young lady named Stephanie. Stephanie has Downs Syndrome. She has to be one of the happiest people that I have met. She had the whole College Mens Volleyball team join her. What a great bunch of young men! (not too hard to look at either!). Russ emailed me a very nice letter later including the link to some footage he shot of the
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help around my first day of hosting. It was truly a wonderful and memorable experience for me.I was especially impressed with your caring and sensitivity around the MBs. One of the MBs could hardly get words out when she was telling her story, but I could see how your soft words of encouragement got her through it. And your positive and approachable personality made everyone feel very comfortable (even the two 14 year old girls!). And what can we say about Stephanie Mutch. She is a gem. And it wasn’t just her who warmed our hearts yesterday, it was also the Briercrest College Men’s Volleyball Team who has tapped into the power of Stephanie’s spirit and inspiration. Just as Rick says, “look for that inspiration in others” – the volleyball team has certainly done that.It was a double whammy really as we had Stephanie and an entire volleyball team showing how people can make such a positive difference in the lives of others.
Thanks again Wendy for your direction and guidance yesterday. It was a day I will not soon forget. Enjoy
Regina, Sk.Girl Guide cookies were first made in Regina. Oringinal recipe at the Plains Museum.
Our next stop was in Morse. Another very tiny community with big heart. We had our meeting point in the Museum. The ladies were thrilled to have us and fed us a fabulous lunch! They told us that this year was the 100th anniversary for the town. One of their celebrations in August will be the "Biffy Races". Russ and I were each given one of their mugs as a souvenir! At the end of the day, we checked into our hotel in Swift Current which just happened to be right next to a Casino! Sunday was a day off and the weather has been so beautiful. +1 and pure sunshine. I went for a 2 hour walk into the country side! Not a car drove by me the whole time. It was so peaceful and you can see for miles!<input type="hidden" name="m" value="1_258204_AE59v9EAAKMjTzkxEQP7fD6PgPQ,1_257037_AE19v9EAAHBeTzkoLgmc+h9CwZo,1_1444_AE99v9EAATKZTziWVgPgui1uT+4,1_2577_AFJ9v9EAATzITziTTwrW0lk2inU,1_3718_AFN9v9EAAL4rTzhrfQHliikCjjc,1_4896_AFN9v9EAATSGTzgVvQWMZnjjNwo,1_5898_AFF9v9EAAIecTzgVZAKUbUheysc,1_6904_AFN9v9EAAJ0nTzgB4gIW+mH33CA,1_7860_AFB9v9EAAPlyTzf6jwr4l3Y17yc,1_8971_AFN9v9EAAOpeTzfWtAYzC0EW5RQ,1_10133_AFR9v9EAAACzTzbypw4qxRF6vL8," /><input type="hidden" name="sMid"
Regina, SkMarilyn and Lonnie. Battle of the brain waves at the Science Centre.
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