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Another year of Relay has wrapped up. This year the goal for Woodstock was $300,00; when we left Saturday morning we had collective raised $297,000 with further funds to be tallied. The Committee believes they will hit $310,000 for the 2012 Relay for Life, in support of the Canadian Cancer Society!
How amazing! I am honoured to be a part of this amazing event each year.
I wanted to thank the organizers, committee and everyone involved in making this event possible each year.
I want to thank the amazing ladies who join me each year; without them I would not a team to enter so I thank them from the bottom of my heart!
And I want to thank each and every single person who donated to myself, my team or anyone who participated in the Relay! You are the ones that make this $310,000 possible!!!
We're already working on Relay - Girlz Night Out 2013!
As many of you have probably heard over the past two days, I am going to try my best to raise at least $4500 by Friday for the Woodstock Relay for Life, in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
On Friday, a very dear friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer; hearing this news has motivated me to continue and go on further. I want to do it for her; for everyone who is facing cancer; for the survivors and for our loved ones lost.
If you are able to help me get there, that would be fabulous! Right now, I am sitting at $4040.00. I need to raise $460 in the next three days to get to the $4500 mark!
You can donate in person here at the station or by online; click here to connect with my online pledging form!
Each year I walk in the Relay for Life, in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
November 28th will be 15 years since my Nana lost her short, but courageous battle with cancer.
She was my inspiration to start participating but I have unfortunately seen many other family members, friends and even community members battle this horrible disease.
We honour those who have survived, stand up to cancer with those who are facing it as we speak and remember those who we have lost
This year I am hoping to raise a minimum $3000! It's a big number; I know that!
Last year I cut my hair to help raise funds and since I didn't grow my hair out, I can't really cut it again. And yes I could shave my head but I kind of wanted to do something different...and something different is in the works.
But in the meantime, here is a link to my personal online pledge form.
And don't forget about the 5th Annual Drive Thru Pledge A Thon Friday June 8th at Heart FM from 6-9 am.
Drop by with a donation, have a coffee courtesy of Tim Horton’s and fill out a ballot to win awesome prizes from
Giant Tiger - Woodstock
Maya Health Food Centre and Dutch Shop
Eden Bella Boutique
The Wealthy Barber
Boston Pizza - Woodstock
Wismer’s of Woodstock
Body Kinetics Registered Massage Therapy
DVD and CD gift packs
And for every $20 you donate, you’ll get a separate ballot for a chance to win an overnight stay in the Junior Executive Suite at the Quality Hotel and Suites, complete with a full hot buffet breakfast!
Thank you for your support; it is greatly appreciated!
Here I am with my cousin Angela, my Nana and that's me in the yellow! Love you Nana! xoxo
I have returned from Disney, perhaps more tired than before I left, but none the less, I have returned! I, like most parents, snapped a few photos. I have tonnes of photos I could put up here but I will just post a few random ones. Though I am still kicking myself for not videoing taping my daughter's reaction when she first saw Cinderella’s Castle!!!
My kids have asked every day since we left when we are going back to Disney – I keep telling them hopefully in a couple of year. I guess of couple of years is a couple of hours to them because they ask me again two hours later!
Addi and Quinn at Daytona Beach - he's sporting his best beach wear!
The happiest moment for Quinn - he met Lightning McQueen - aka "Ka-chow"
I’ve had a few people email me asking for more details about Pastor Steve Boctor’s book; “The ABCs of Parenting”.
If you are looking for a copy, there are a few local businesses that have copies – The Christian Armoury, Merrifield Book Shop and Gospel Lighthouse stores are selling the book. Pastor Boctor also has copies available through Huron Park Baptist Church.
You can also find it on Amazon.com.
Check out Pastor Boctor's Facebook fan page by clicking here.
On Friday I had the privilege of attending WCI's Concert For A Cure.
The WCI Red Players hold this concert annual to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society, in honour of a teacher her lost her life to cancer when she was only 30 years old. In fact, she was part of the team that created the the Musical Theatre program at WCI.
Again Friday night, these students impressed me beyond words with their talents and professionalism.
Do yourself a favour, when the WCI Red Players present "We Will Rock You" later this year, go and check it out! You will not be disappointed; that I can guarantee.
Here are two of my favourite pieces from Friday night; they were all amazing but I can't post 20 videos on one blog! Some of the performances are posted on You Tube so you can check them out there.
Can you imagine 9 year old girls playing 12 periods of overtime hockey ?
That's what happened on Saturday at Canlan York Arenas during the Atom A Provincial round robin game between
The Stratford Aces and the Chatham Outlaws.
A total of 120 minutes of O.T. (12-10 minute periods) were played on top of the regulation 36 minutes (3-12 minute periods)... for a grand total of 156 minutes !
OWHA President Fran Rider says the coaches of both teams were frequently asked if they wanted to decide the winner of the game in a shoot-out but the girls on both teams wanted to keep playing until one team scored.
Stratford Aces head coach Rob Gilchrist says some of his players were coming off the ice and lying down behind the bench after their shift...one player from Chatham was seen throwing up on the bench.
Finally, after the 12th O.T. period, the winner was decided in a sudden death shoot-out.
More than 5 hours later, Emily McFadden, the 4th shooter for the Aces ended the game.
But the fairytale story for the Aces doesn't end there.
A couple hours later, Stratford was back on the ice again to face-off against North Halton...that game went into triple overtime before Stratford aced their 2nd O.T. win...this time 1-0.
Then, on Sunday, Stratford played Oakvile but lost 6-0 in the Semi-Final.
Oakville went on to capture Gold with a 2-1 win over Cambridge.
The 12 overtime periods, or 156 minutes of hockey sets a new OWHA record, beating 2006's Gold Medal Bantam C match between Ripley and Timmins which went to 10-10 minute overtime period, or a total of 130 minutes (including the regular 3-10's.)
This was the only Provincial game ever where co-Gold Medals have been awarded to both teams.
BTW- The longest play-off NHL game was March 24, 1936 when Mud Bruneteau scored the winner for Detroit over the Montreal Maroons at 116.30 of O.T.
Here's the YouTube link for Emily McFadden's shoot-out winner against Chatham.
A few friends have posted this video on Facebook and it is one I wanted to share with our listeners.
I have a true passion for music; I love music! Whether I'm singing, playing or listening; music is a big part of my life. It can comfort a broken soul; bring a tear to your eye; make you laugh when nothing else can; liven up a party; give you confidence; motivate you. The things music can do for you are endless.
I truly believe music is the language of the world. You can love and appreciate a song even if it's in a language you don't understand.
This video just goes to show how deeply music can heal a broken or lost soul....