Monday, 25 March 2013

Pary Deux Of Our Our Very First Annual World Autism Awareness Walk

There's a week left before the walk, and I'm starting to panic.  Mike and Arlene are strong and steady, me...  I'm about to puke.  But I've always been a bit on the diva side, and being able to recognize that is the first step in recovery, right?

Mike has been able to confirm the attendance of Special Olympics.  Do you know what that means?  It means we need to do more posters!!!  If I sniff one more marker...  Thanks a lot Mike!

Anne, my dear Anne has found volunteers to help us color more posters, sparing my nervous system from the fumes of highness.  Thank you Anne!!!  Personally, I think she's just trying to save the rest of the posters from me.  I'm starting to color outside the lines...  It makes me feel dangerous.  The purple penguins and the yellow leprechauns are trying to steal my coco puffs!  I'm gonna team up with the rainbow unicorns and defeat them!  Who's with me?!

Arlene's gone as far as making a logo for PACE.  Mike's gone nuts and started making T-shirts for the walk.  I think he's trying to stroke me out from the pressure.  If you want a T-shirt, honorariums of a minimum of $20 would be appreciated to cover the cost of buying the shirts and the thingies to iron the logo thingies on them and the ink thing of a bob dooey.  Next year, we'll be a little more prepared and hopefully be able to buy the T-shirts on line for much less.  Hopefully...  If you would like one, call Mike at 204 632 5539 or 204 795 2625.  There's 20 shirts in medium, large, x-large and 2xl, so first come, first serve.

I've got a photographer!!!  Yey!!!  And not just any photographer, I've got the best photographer!!!  Tony Schellenberg of Anthony Mark Photography is going to document our very first World Autism Awareness Day Walk with his beautiful work of art.  Check out his work at  Tony is also a father of two beautiful children on the autism spectrum, so if you're looking for a photographer who 'gets it,' that has patience and knows what he's doing, you've really got to check him out.  Mike and I will be making an appointment with him soon to get some family portraits done.

We're collecting boxes to use the cardboard to glue our in excess of 200 posters to them for the walkers to carry or wear, we're still trying to decide how to do this.  Maybe we'll give y'all the option.  Any suggestions?  Email me please!!!  This way they will last for next year's walk.  We could use your help too!!!  We're getting together at the Y on the corner of McGregor and Mountain tomorrow (Tuesday, March 26th) at 6:00pm and will be there until 8pm.  We really could use your help in coloring the posters and gluing them to cardboard walkers will carry, so if you have some time to spare (I know...  time is something we all wish we had, but please...  Even 5 minutes of your time would be helpful), we would be super thrilled to have your company.  The address is 363 McGregor St.  Bring your kids, as we're still hosting to Kid's Gymboree while the parents help us.  For more information on the Y:

Consider yourselves hugged,


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