Friday, August 22, 2008

The World At Large....

From the "Big Nickel" to the "Large Loonie".  As I was running towards it I asked myself why is there a "Large Loonie" in Echo Bay?  The Answer- Robert-Ralph Carmichael, a resident of the municipality, was the designer of Canada's Loon Dollar Coin in 1987.  Remember that fact!  You never know when you might be on Jeopardy and may need to know that fact!  Could be a Daily Double!
So Terry and I continued onto what will be our last major urban area for some time- Sault Ste. Marie! I never realized how close we are again to the United States border.  I can look out our hotel window, at the Water Tower Inn, and see the I-75 Expressway which, if travelled, can take you all the way to Miami, Florida.  That trip will be saved for another year!  Terry and I are heading the opposite direction!
Sault Ste. Marie has been home to Memorial Cup Champions (1993 Junior hockey team), hometown of Roberta Bondar (first Canadian woman in space and a McMaster Alumni), the Esposito family and where Wayne Gretzky played some of his hockey on the way to the NHL.
I'd like to thank the Children's Rehabilitation Centre of Algoma for inviting Terry and I to come and speak about Run The Dream as well as take us on a tour of their facility whose services such a large area of Northern Ontario.

The Dream Continues...And Rolls On....

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