Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Late Present

for the Pumpkin Man - He cut his first tooth today!

Well done little one, and only a little extra cranky.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

And the Winner Is!

Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun, but we’ve come to the end of voting on the Level The Field campaign with Right To Play. The voting may be finished, but there is still a lot to be accomplished!

First off, I want to congratulate the winner of the trip to Africa, Lori Harasem! Lori lives in Coalhurst, Alberta with her husband, three children and pets.  She works as the Recreation and Culture Development Manager for the City of Lethbridge and is heavily involved in her community in a volunteer capacity. Lori has always dreamed of going to Africa to volunteer and as a supporter of the values of Right To Play, she says that she "couldn't pick a better organization to share this experience with".  

Lori will be travelling with Jill Amery of to launch Phase 2 of the Level The Field campaign. Be sure to stay tuned to hear more about their adventure!

Although voting is over, there is always a ton of great stuff being accomplished by Right To Play, so be sure to keep your eyes out for the latest by signing up for the email updates on the Level The Field tab on Right To Play Canada’s Facebook page. Right To Play helps develop communities by empowering young individuals facing adversity with the confidence to become leaders of change.

On a personal note, I wanted to say a big thank you to Right To Play for the honour of participating in this campaign. Thanks to Hayley Wickenheiser for taking the time to partner for such a worthy cause. And thank you readers who have helped make the Level The Field campaign such an amazing success!



Monday, December 17, 2012

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Courtesy Premier of Ontario Photography

This year the little dude is in Senior Preschool. That means he's one of the oldest kids in his school. And with seniority comes privilege.

Courtesy Premier of Ontario Photography
This holiday season, his class got to head over to Queen's Park (the Provincial Legislature) and help the Premier decorate his tree. A couple of years ago there was even a bit of controversy as some trees went missing, turning up in different locations as the MPPs took their antics from the House floor to hallways.

To their credit, the little guys and gals handled the flashbulbs, video cameras and reporters questions better than many a grown-up. Even their answers were honest and straight to the point.

Premier McGuinty was quite good with the children and took it in stride when they pointed out that the upper branches of the tree were just out of reach for their little hands, even if his back may have paid for it the next day.
Courtesy Premier of Ontario Photography

Too bad they can't vote quite yet.