Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wow, it's amazing how much can change in a week.  Last week at this time, we were busy planning the carnival   Pam and I were baking like crazy people and the kids were planning the last minute details on their activities.  Jasmine was printing tarot cards and memorizing fortunes, Scott was hunting for bowls and making rules for the soak station, Josh was filling balloons with prize tickets which was surprisingly tough, Matthew was getting a float for the raffle tickets and Devin was checking the baking to make sure it wasn't poisoned, Jay was using the air compressor to blow up about 40 balloons and Pam and Kevin were cleaning their garage from top to bottom to ensure success.  AND success it was!  It really seemed to me that people who came had a good time.  Not only did they have fun, but they were happy to spend their money and give to a great cause.

We were very fortunate to have some media representation attend our big day and the Canadian Dad wrote a very touching piece on his blog.  Pam, Jasmine and I all read and responded to the comments.  If you haven't read the comments, you should because you know what team, we really did inspire some other people to get active and start helping, so that is very cool.  We also had Blair from the newspaper come and we were published, not only published, but we made the front page and had a whole other page dedicated to our story.  That was an amazing feeling and think about how many other kids will see that and wonder what they could do to make the world a better place?

Tomorrow we go to the Cancer Society to drop off the cheque and it seems they too want to interview some of us to get a story for their newsletter or website.

Obviously, all this attention is not going to our head, ha, ha!  It feels good to be recognized for doing something special and we all need to stand back and realize we were just part of something truly inspiring.

I can't wait to see what you guys decide to do next.  Who is hosting the next meeting?  Let's aim for later in September once school has been in for a couple of weeks, so we know how much homework we all have.  I don't think any of you are in my class, so I'll have to see you at the Charity Group meetings.

Bye for now and thanks for all your hard work and effort.  $844 dollars worth!  WOO, HOO!


  1. I guess I know why we don't give out class lists, because they change. Maybe one of you will be in my class? Any grade 5'ers in this group?

  2. I thought you didn't have your own class! But nice post!

  3. It's not MY class technically, but I only teach one class, so I still call it "my" class. It's Madame Al-Qedra's class and I teach the Math and English in the morning. Missed you at the photo session today!

  4. Hey Laura,
    Nice photos! I too am very proud of the children and their efforts. It is very nice to be recognized for starting something and potentially inspiring others.
    We were also mentioned on Majic 100, though I do not have the blurb available, Katherine Dines gave a shout out to us and the Canadian Dad (blog). So it is very surprising who we have influenced.
    I agree a meeting in late September may be better. Grace seems to think Scott is the leader/host of the next meeting? Does that make sense?
    Do you have the name of the family making cards for the Wild Bird Centre? Grace and I would like to purchase some. Or at the very least how to contact?

    Grace says "You are right Auntie Laura, over $800 is Woo hoo!"

    Take care.


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