Peachland to Victoria and back..

Kathryn and I participated in the Wounded Warriors Canada Highway of Heroes bike ride this past weekend which ran from Fort Langley to Victoria. This event ran in conjunction with the Ontario ride which meant there were over 200 riders involved at the same time. All in over $200,000 was raised to help provide solid programming from WWC. It was great to see so many familiar faces as well as to meet several new folks. We were joined by Trevor Guthrie, Canadian singer songwriter with several awards to his name. He performed a song as well as played one of his videos that was made to honour Canadian veterans. Thanks so much for your support Trevor!

A special shout out goes to Colin who was participating in his first group bike ride. It took a great deal of courage to step into that light as well as speak publicly about your journey. You and Kathleen are setting a terrific example of how if one does the hard work, one can get through this and live live with happiness and purpose. Both Kathryn and I are so proud of you and Kathleen.

We are presently residing in Peachland and will be here until 7 Sept when we will head to  Penticton to take part in a “Wheels and Wine” tour with a few other couples. This should be great fun but the designated driver issue will have to be managed…

Kath now has her cast off and started physiology yesterday. The wrist and hand are very stiff as it hasn’t been used much in the past month or so. The good news is that she is on the mend and will soon be swinging a golf club; by Christmas we hope.

Today marks the last day of the second running of an all French language COPE program at the NAV Centre in Cornwall ON. Kath and I are really enjoying the fact that we no longer have to attend every program delivery. We have several couples who graduated COPE some time ago who take our place. This has allowed Kath and I to step back and focus on planning and evolution of our programming. We are so excited about the future teamed up with WWC and others who are stepping up to assist. We hope everyone has a safe and fun Labour Day Weekend.  C

 

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