Friday, May 23, 2008

Cloud Number Nine....

Another dream week completed and what a week it was!  The running continued but the most important progress made away from the road.

Tuesday night, I had the opportunity to join the Special Olympics outdoor practice, at St. Mary's University.  It was a nice occasion to spend some time with a group of athletes who focus on having fun and truly embody the spirit of team success.

Wednesday, for only the second time, in the Nova Scotia Legislative history, a special resolution was passed by all parties, endorsing Run The Dream and working towards providing greater services and support to children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Special thanks to the Premier Honourable Rodney MacDonald; Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, Darrell Dexter; and Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil on their leadership for this cause. For more info about this event you can visit .

There was also a rally outside the Province House. With the permission of the city we were able to shut down Granville St and enjoy some music (thanks to Telfer, Faded Blue, Cathy Hutch and BJ McKelvie) as well as enjoy some food (thanks to M&M Meat Shops).  The whole day was a great success and special thanks to all those who travelled from Cape Breton and other far destinations to join us!
So it is now time to carry on.  Today I finished up running to New Ross and am only 169 kms from the Digby Ferry (the end of the Nova Scotia leg).

Thank you to:

City Councillor, Partrick Murphy, for welcoming Run The Dream, to Halifax, on behalf of Mayor Peter Kelly; Vicki Harvey, President of the Nova Scotia Autism Society; the Quality Inn Mic Mac, in Dartmouth, for 7 complimentary nights and excellent customer service; Jessica Roy, Dartmouth, for being my run partner into the city; and Audrey Ellsworth-Williams (Nova Physio Message Therapy, Timberlea)

The Dream Continues....

1 comment:

Georgina said...

Hi Jonathan: It certainly sounds like you are on "Cloud Nine". Wow, what a week. Eric goes to Special Olympics swimming, and track and field. He loves it. Just remember, you maybe running away from us in Newfoundland, but we all have our eyes on you. I am running in spirit next to you. I pray that the weather is good and that you continue your dream. You are an inspritation to me. To take on such a task for others and not your own gain. Especially for Eric and all persons with Autism - God Bless you always Jonathan.