Determination inspired, with your support

It was my greatest challenge. As I stood at the starting line of the Around the Bay 30K Road Race last April, I never dreamed this could be me. I had experienced health issues off and on for years, starting with a burst appendix, followed by surgery for a hernia, increasing inactivity and weighed 172 [...]

January 8th, 2018|Stories|

Learning inspired, with your support

When my mom first told me about the Youth Exchange Trip program, I didn’t want to go. Turns out, it was the best thing I ever did. As we started meeting to plan activities for the Prince George and Oakville participants, I started to change my mind. Being able to brainstorm ideas was a great [...]

January 8th, 2018|Stories|

Healing inspired, with your support

Like most people, I never thought it could happen to me. I was 46, running my own business as a leadership coach, and feeling tired. Then I got the news. I had an aortic aneurysm and needed to have open heart surgery. It was hard to grasp, even though heart disease runs in my family. [...]

January 8th, 2018|Stories|

Life skills acquired, with your support

From the time William was four, he had trouble with transitions. My husband and I wanted him to learn to swim, but he had difficulty interacting with the other kids in his group. Meltdowns with his instructors were common and he often refused to go into the pool. Finally, at the end of grade three, we [...]

January 8th, 2018|Stories|