Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thunder Bay...

Thursday morning the alarm went off at 6:30am.  Terry and I planned to start at the corner of Highway 17 and Lakeshore at 9am.  Our weatherman reported that lots of rain was in the mid-morning forecast.  Would we beat the rain or would we enjoy a nice drenching? Well, the last two hours was WET!  Terry and I still enjoyed the police escort into town with people wondering why two individuals were running and rolling in the rain.  I thought it made good publicity!
Friday was a rare mid-week day off because of three separate events in the city.  First stop was the George Jeffrey Children's Treatment Centre.  Special thanks to the entire staff for welcoming Run The Dream and touring us around the facility.  Thank you to Zachary (picture above) and Colin for the wheelchair races, floor hockey and soccer game!Next stop was a lunch hour welcome from the Ken Boshcoff, MP and Brian McKinnon, City Councillor.  A nice surprise was seeing Joy and Gerry Seig, from Mississauga, who happened to be traveling home from a two month western Canada camping trip and made an appearance at the civic welcome!Our final Run The Dream Autism Awareness event was held at Lakehead University.  The event was attended by about 100 people in the community and was a nice way to complete the week. The final count of the money raised is still being tallied! 

Special thanks to the organizing committee Barb Ceresino, Frank Pollari, Margie Bettiol, Denise Larouche, Jodi Graham, Ingrid Lingman (Local Chapter President Thunder Bay), Jeff Howie (from Confederation College), Bill Keeler (Lakehead University).

Also, more thank yous to the Airport Travelodge and Memorial Travelodge for being our accommodation hosts while in Thunder Bay!

Other noteworthy events of the week......

We made the FRONT PAGE of the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal today!

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

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