SPEED TRAP into MARCH
March 2017, what a whirl wind you will be!
The pace of which we will rip through the gateway of spring and have your head spinning.
Personally, I’ve got two or three events to attend this week alone! Plus NO laundry at my apartment. Building management is up to its tricks – we get a new laundry featuring new machines and a new floor, but alas – take your clothes out to be cleaned!
Sticky times when you are elbow deep in pancake batter and syrup! Trust me, you will be enticed to eat pancakes today! I do enjoy chocolate chips & walnuts in mine!
So, HELLO FAT TUESDAY / MARDI GRAS … eat like there’s no tomorrow and then repent beginning Ash Wednesday! The day that marks the beginning of Lent! You’ve got approximately 40 days to straighten out your act before Easter!
If I planned on giving anything up over those 40 days of Lent, Wednesday is not a good day to start. March 1st is also St. David’s Day. Welsh cakes are so tasty! Leek Soup and other tasty items.
The evening will be set aside to my take place at the St. David’s Banquet in south Regina. Our guest speaker is Elizabeth Calam, Marianne Woods and William Sgrazzutti will be the entertainment for the evening.
Good food, Welsh humor and music and finding out a little more about the country of our fathers.
Here’s an event that, again, includes food and drink! Oh and a higher knowledge of STUFF that you may never need to know again! BUT you probably will remember random facts! The fundraiser is for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on the corner of Alberta and College.
Scientists and others present stories through out the museum and you decide – for points – if they are factual or not! It is a lot of fun and could win you a pretty cool prize! The Friends of the Museum present this event and hope you can attend!
LOSS of a FRIEND
When I first started at 620 CKRM, I was pretty excited to hear that we take an annual winter holiday with our listeners.
The first year I went on the trip, my sister and I met a very cool couple that brought their teenage son with them. John, Holly and Kyle Wilton from Stoughton became our friends.
Rural Saskatchewan is a wonderful thing! When you visit someone in their community, they’re proud to show you the sights and make you welcome. Such was the case a few years back when we attended the Stoughton summer celebration. I cannot remember if it was Canada Day, but I do remember the museum tour and of course heading over to the Wilton’s yard for a beverage and then a trip over to Holly’s mom’s place to look at the lilies.
Kyle was working on the Duke of Edinburgh award, we met Jessica as well. Holly and Jessica attended concerts and occasionally won tickets on 620 CKRM.
The Wilton’s: quiet, involved in community, an all around cool family.
Holly was thrilled to be apart of the Cameco Touchdown for Dreams program.
She and John had their wish granted. A dream of riding a motorcycle around the East Coast. Holly was the poster girl and was at the Roughrider game in the fall of 2016 when the campaign sold their gear. We recently mentioned Holly’s name on air when talking about the time frame for the 2017 nominations for Touchdown for Dreams.
It was Saturday night, when I received a text informing me that Holly had passed away.
Holly will forever be a friend. She fought a courageous battle.
Please take a moment to think of your friends and those families that are battling cancer. Help others wishes and dreams come to reality.