The last three days I have had pretty spotty and inconsistent wifi access - so I will combine the last three days of my red shoe journey to raise awareness of FASD in one post. I have shared my journey personally with my Facebook friends and through this blog, Twitter and Tumblr (under the Our … Continue reading Day 7, 8 and 9: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD: British Columbia
Day 6: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD: Cold Lake layover
No travelling today for the red shoes. We are in Cold Lake, Alberta to attend a memorial service for a close family friend of my boyfriend. I don't know the family, but it was a very moving service and this woman sounded like she was a wonderful woman. Many spoke of her love of life … Continue reading Day 6: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD: Cold Lake layover
Day 5: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD: Alberta
Another day, another province. Today we made it to Alberta. One of two of our stopovers on this journey. Had the opportunity to do some great awareness today about FASD and the red shoes. The staff at the Visitor Information were very interested why my red shoes were resting on the rocks of the building's … Continue reading Day 5: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD: Alberta
Day 3: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD: Manitoba
Today 957 km driven. We finally made it out of Ontario! Long day though as we stopped for an impromptu tour CFB Shilo. Not a lot to report tonight. These red shoes are very tired! Spread a little FASD awareness at the Base to the young gunner who allowed this picture! I am proud to … Continue reading Day 3: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD: Manitoba
Day 2 Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD: Ontario
Today was another 9 hour driving almost 900 kms. We left Sault St Marie this morning and made a brief stop in Wawa for a photo with the giant Canada Goose: The day ended in Thunder Bay after stopping to see the Terry Fox memorial statue. If you want to see what other people are … Continue reading Day 2 Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD: Ontario
Day 1: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD
Today begins my third year participating in the Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD awareness campaign. From September 1-9, I will be travelling approximately 900 km a day from my home in Ontario to Quadra Island, B.C. wearing my red shoes across this great country of Canada. This is a poignant journey for me as … Continue reading Day 1: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD
FASD IS REAL … SO AM I
I've been following and participating in the Red Shoes Rock awareness campaign for the last two years. This year, the third, a new awareness feature has been developed which has to be the best one yet. The campaign started June 12, 2016 and runs until September 9, 2016 (which is International FASDay) as an International … Continue reading FASD IS REAL … SO AM I
Today is FASD Awareness Day.
The 9th day of the 9th month is a day set aside around the world as a day to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term to describe a group of developmental disorders that results from the exposure of a fetus to alcohol. FASD includes, Fetal … Continue reading Today is FASD Awareness Day.
FASD Fact Friday
What does this mean? Imagine London, Ontario or Calgary, Alberta. These two Canadian cities have populations similar to the low-high ranges of people living with FASD. These are conservative figures. Some recent reports speculate FASD affects 5% of the population. This does not include the families or caregivers who are looking after or being the … Continue reading FASD Fact Friday
Renovations, exams, back to school, red shoes and threats of gunfire
So much has been going on in my corner of the world, keeping me so busy and not able to think clearly for the last few weeks. Renovations have begun in the family room which was the crone's bed-sit and our "library". She has been so stressed and the maiden and I have been at … Continue reading Renovations, exams, back to school, red shoes and threats of gunfire
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