Monday, October 27, 2008

Swift Current and Gramma Bep!

"I skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been."
                                    -Wayne Gretzky

She has lived in Swift Current for 35 years. She has a story about every person in this town.  I don't believe it is any coincidence that the 'Welcome to Swift Current- Where Life Makes Sense Sign' is in her front yard on the east side of town.  After all, she is Gramma Bep!  Whenever CBC Radio wants to know what's going on in Swift Current they call Gramma Bep -  she knows what's going on!  I think she does everything in life except be Mayor of Swift Current, Premier of Saskatchewan and Prime Minister of Canada.  You ask her a question- she tells it like it is and how it should be!
Hello from Swift Current!  Made it into town on Friday, met with councillor Tim Bugera, at City Hall, and spoke with the Southwest Booster and Prairie Post about Run The Dream and the issue of Autism in this country.
Swift Current is also home to the Swift Current Broncos Western Hockey League Team. Councillor Bugera was kind enough to connect me with Keegan Goodrich Public/Media Relations Director for the hockey team. Keegan not only provided Alex and I with tickets to see the Broncos play the Edmonton Oil Kings, but also surprised us during the second period by announcing over the public address system, to a crowd of 5,000 people, about Run The Dream and Autism Awareness. Perhaps this should be a new marketing initiative to spread the awareness?  I'll have to ask Gramma Bep, as I said, she knows everything!
Thank you Gramma Bep for the good food,  warm roof over my head and  great stories.  The weekend in Swift Current was one worth remembering!

The Dream Continues....

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