On Thursday, I attended the United Way Ottawa Annual Awards Gala. To say that I simply “attended” isn’t quite right as I was inspired, empowered and engaged by each and every person in the room. As well, it was a reminder that people care about others. A lot.
On Saturday, I got up early, packed The Kids in the car and made it to the Municipal Centre 30 minutes before the doors opened for Summer Swimming Registration. I was so proud of myself. Not only was I not late but I was early. Surely we’d have the pick of the classes (unlike last year where there were only two spots left, the week of the long weekend and they were private lessons)! I was proud that is until I opened the door. There before me were several hundred people stacked on top of each other like sardines and, at least 50 people had been camping out for over three hours. According to my math, that was probably around the time that I was going to bed… Fortunately, I still managed to get The Kids the session I wanted and they’ll both be in the same class but there was only one timeslot available for their ability (beginner) and it’s a 9am. Did I mention that it’s an outdoor pool and that I’m not a morning person. Thanks to Nanna for sponsoring their lessons.
On Sunday, it had been a week since we trans/planted our garden and already the radishes and beans (and I think beets) have poked out of the soil. Few of the tomato transplants survived (looks like something is eating their leaves) but the red pepper is doing marvelously. Looking forward to seeing; chard, lettuce, peas, beets, onions and whatever else I planted (still want to plant spinach, need to buy seeds).
#Changing the World — One Dollar a Day #1DollarADay
Last week, I told you about my personal pledge to donate $1 a Day for the Next 365 Days in my Changing the World — One Dollar a Day #1DollarADay
campaign. There was a little hiccup when my credit card got cancelled (full story to follow) but I’ve added the following charities to the list; Kidney Foundation of Canada and Surrey Place Centre.
I hope that you’ll stop by the post and share any Canadian Charities, causes or people that you know to be in need.
On The Blog
We have three great giveaways going on right now.
1. Win Tickets for your Family to an Orchestral Performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. I am so excited about getting to see this show with The Kids on Saturday! they both love music so much and have been to a handful of plays and concerts but never heard a full orchestra play.
2. Win a Scoot and Ride 2-in-1 Scooter. Designed for up to 110lbs, the whole family can sit or scoot on this durable and well made product. Proceeds from each sale go to the Breakfast Club of Canada.
3. Win a Kiss Naturals Kit. This Canadian company offers 7 different creative kits for kids like; soap, lip balm and hair chalk. The fact that they’re all made with all-natural ingredients makes this Mom happy.
I will be drawing the winner of the electronic version of “Dreams” by Stephanie Coldwell-Anderson soon. Check out our Winners Page for updates.
Sarah that is exactly what happens when I try to sign the kids up for stuff at the community centre. Who has time to camp out and wait for registration for these things. At least you got a slot 🙂 Thanks for the linky 🙂
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I also remember it being the same sort of thing when my daughter-in-law went to register my granddaughter for Kindergarten. It was a long evening standing in line for her. It’s the same for swimming lessons here too.
What lovely updates, and prizes too.