Monday, July 28, 2008

Burlington to Hamilton to Ancaster.....

"Young is when your coefficient of dreams to memories is greater than one."
-Pierre Lassonde
Entering Ontario, the challenge is no longer- Can the body handle the 6 days of running 42 kms each day, but rather can it handle the action packed days of events as well? The rough count over the past week has been at least 20 events. Running towards Hamilton, my former university stomping grounds of McMaster, the fun never stops! So lets recap....

Marchese Health Care sponsored the entire Autism Awareness Weekend, in the Golden Horseshoe, as well as making a contribution of $6,000 to Run The Dream!
By the way, thank you to all the Police forces along the way for serving and protecting the dream!

Saturday- 9am Spencer Smith Park (Burlington), thank you to Joyce Savoline, MPP Burlington, Peter Theom, Deputy Mayor, Burlington, Rick Goldring, Burlington Councillor, Chuck Learn and Robert Plaschka, Co-Presidents of Autism Ontario (Halton Region) and Sally Luke!

Then Terry and I ran with Jen Bittner, Chris Oliver and a contigent of supporters to the next event....
12pm Pier 4 Park (Hamilton), thank you to Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Vicky Wilson-Sheyr, President, Autism Ontario (Hamilton Wentworth) and the Starlite Steel Band.
That evening at 5:30pm Ryerson United Church (Ancaster), thank you to the Rev. Paul Rodey for hosting Run The Dream and letting Terry and I share our experiences with the congregation and the many family members that surprised me!
And the weekend would not be complete without a Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bill and Olivia Robertson's house, with the Honourary Patron Lincoln Alexander (a fellow McMaster alumni). Special thanks to the Yvonne Roberts Jazz Quartet for their great music!

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