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Sandy picked me up early Saturday morning for Team One’s snowshoeing adventure.
It was a picture perfect, dry, sunny day up Cypress Mountain.
Our adventure started at the base with blood sugar checks for the three of us living with type 1 diabetes.
A few minutes walk from the base, our team of eight entered a whole different world, snowshoeing on a trail that weaves through snow-capped woods.
Some of the trees are as old as 700 years.
We had frequent pit stops for blood glucose checks, our meters took turns being too cold but we shared and treated and kept moving.
A few hours and over 6.2miles with what felt like 100 floors climbed (per my Fitbit Ultra) the fun was all over and I loved every minute of it.
September 8th 2012 – Canadian Diabetes Association, Team Diabetes Cycling Event
RBC GranFondo Whistler / Medio Whistler
Ride British Columbia’s famed Sea to Sky highway all the way from Vancouver to Whistler! Bringing together recreational and pro riders alike on what may be the most scenic highway in North America; you’ll start in cosmopolitan Vancouver’s lush Stanley Park and make your way along the incredible Sea to Sky through the communities of West Vancouver, Horseshoe Bay and Squamish to the finish line in Whistler.
For those not looking for the full challenge of the GranFondo, the Medio will start in Squamish and also finish with full honours in Whistler.
Distances – GranFondo (120KM) and Medio (60KM)
September 13th 2012 – Free Diabetes & Cholesterol Clinic
Naz’s Pharmacy Vancouver, 6410 Main Street, Vancouver
Drop in anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Get an opportunity to review and analyze your -
* Blood glucose readings
* Random cholesterol test
* Risk of diabetes-related complications
* Risk factors for high cholesterol
* Diet and exercise
Diabetes educator, registered nurse and a pharmacist to provide counseling on medication are on hand.
For more information, call: (604) 325-3241
Naz’s Pharmacy, Vancouver provides services in English, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin and Farsi.
September 15th 2012 – CDA Camp Kakhamela’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road, Richmond BC 11:30am – 4:00pm
Join the fun! Camp Kakhamela celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, and you’re invited to mark this incredible milestone.
We invite past campers, medical staff, volunteers, supporters, your children and grandchildren to celebrate with camp staff and old friends, and share camp memories!
Join us for lunch * kids’ gym * memory wall * storytelling * camp songs * prizes * give-aways. Bring your camp memorabilia and meet old friends!
Clothesline Truck at the Richmond Olympic Oval
Bring a bag of clothing or your old cell phone to the celebration and get a chance to win 2 entry passes to the PNE.
Tel: (604) 732-1331 or 1 (800) 665-6526 ext. 231
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the kind of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of another person”. (Excerpt from “Within My Power” by Forest Witcraft)
September 21st 2012 – 9th Annual Ride for Diabetes Research, Vancouver Art Gallery, Downtown Vancouver
Looking for the opportunity to make a difference?
Be a hero to someone living with diabetes! Join JDRF for Vancouver’s 9th annual Ride for Diabetes Research, a fun team building event that is suitable for all fitness levels.
Here’s how it works:
JDRF will set-up 60 bikes under the” big top” on the grounds of the Vancouver Art Gallery for a day of fun, fitness and team building you will never forget!
You and your colleagues register teams of 5 Riders on-line at www.jdrf.ca/ride Teams that register early will have the opportunity to reserve from any one of six time slots for their team. Time slots include: 10:00 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. / 12:00 noon / 1:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. A new group of teams start each hour on the hour, with team members taking turns riding for the full hour.
Set your fundraising goal and use JDRF’s on-line fundraising system to announce your goal and start your fundraising! (Note: $625 min. per team is required to participate)
Over the next few months reach out to friends and colleagues to make pledges to your Ride team and/or hold FUNdraising activities with your team. Don’t forget the power of social media!
On Friday September 21st the fun begins! Teams come out “en masse” sporting their corporate colors and whimsical themed attire. Time to “put the wheels in motion”, make some noise and celebrate your efforts in raising funds for diabetes research!
It’s a great way to bring your colleagues together, build team spirit and have fun for a good cause. Food, fantastic music and fabulous prizes are all provided.
Join us again, or for the first time:
Participants include: Accounting Firms, Financial Institutions, Legal Firms, Insurance Firms, Real Estate Agencies and Wealth Management companies but there’s always room for more! Whether you’re interested in joining an existing group or bringing in a new one, make it your mission to be a part of the fastest growing team-building event in Canada.
To learn more about the Ride or how to get started, contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (604) 320-1937 ext. 22.
September 27th 2012 – Baubles for Banting Gala, Birks Downtown Vancouver Flagship Store, 698 Hastings Street West (at Granville)
Tickets – $165
Time – 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Presented by Canfor
Spend a fiery evening surrounded by ice-cold baubles in the luxury of Birks as you help raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association. From the sparking gems, lavish hors d’oeuvre and a very special fashion show from Dianes Lingerie, this is one evening not to be missed.
For more information and to purchase tickets:
Baubles for Banting
Tel: (604) 875-1775
Le Marché St. George is a little hidden gem in South East Vancouver. It is located at the corner of 28th and St. George in the Mt Pleasant neighborhood.
This family own shop/café is warm, trendy and inviting.
We spent our late morning hanging out, eating croissants and drinking tea.
Hope your weekend was as lovely as mine.