"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
I love Regina! Friday afternoon, life-long resident, and now long time Mayor Pat Fiacco welcomed Run The Dream to the City of Regina. As a marathon runner, boxer, and Olympic boxing referee, Mayor Fiacco was quite knowledgeable about what it takes to commit to this undertaking. Very impressed by how personable he was!
Theresa Savaria, Executive Director of the Regina Autism Resource Centre was there as well to greet the dream. A lot of challenges exist in this province for those who live with Autism Spectrum Disorders and I thank Theresa for sharing some experiences with me. I also thank Pamela Cowan of the Regina Leader Post for making her deadline and publishing the story in Saturday's paper!
I'd like to introduce everyone to Leland Kreklewich, a 24 year old resident of Saskatoon, who was diagnosed with Aspergers (a form of ASD) at a young age and whose parents sought out whatever supports and services were available so that Leland could live an independent lifestyle. Leland e-mailed me earlier last week, and coincidentally I was visiting Saskatoon (250kms north of Regina) on another matter, so we met up and shared stories. Meyers Norris Penny (MNP) is very lucky to have an employee who loves his job of auditing companies.
One last special thanks to the individual who wished to remain anonymous, but wanted Run The Dream to experience some Saskatchewan Roughrider football, by giving us two tickets to Sunday's game against the Hamilton Tiger Cats. It was a game full of excitement and came down to 55-yard field goal miss by Hamilton for Saskatchewan to hold onto a 30-29 victory! Could definitely feel the Green Pride!
The Dream Continues....