This morning we welcomed Mary, and Wings of Hope: Dave Smith, Dave Cook, Russ Airey and David McElroy.
We broke the program up into two sections this morning.
Our first program started with David recounting his flight around the world, in 80 days! He shared amazing images, incredible tales and fascinating facts. You can see from the image above, that was his route. A true sense of adventure and an accomplishment of epic proportions!
We then took a break to enjoy our breakfast and to allow our guests a chance to eat as well. We did a few club updates during this time. Do not forget the Pig Roast is August 19 at 2pm, dinner at 5pm and Installation afterward. Soup kitchen coming up on Saturday, see Sheila for the sign-up. Meals on Wheels starts again for the month of September we will be delivering on Mondays and Wednesdays, more details to follow. We also have the big car sow at Hogan Park on August 20. After the interlude, we headed back for part 2 of our program.
This is where things got really inspiring.
Hope Air (Click on the link above to explore their website) is a national charity that arranges free flights for Canadians in financial need who must travel to healthcare far from home. Since its establishment in 1986, Hope Air has arranged more than 111,000 free flights to healthcare. This has impacted countless Canadian families over the years. They have a volunteer base of 9 and those 9 alone did 11,000 flights for sick kids and their families to get to medical attention. Their tag line is "We're not an airline, we're a lifeline" and have Dr. Roberta Bondar and their patron, they are doing all the right things. These guys certainly are a lifeline. The work they are doing is some of the most unique and thoughtful we have seen yet. Click here for some specific stories about how they gave hope back to some sick kids and their families. They also do public speaking and they believe the biggest limitation in life of youth right now is that they cannot imagine a bigger life for themselves.
I think we can all agree to that, if you dream big the universe is the limit!
Maybe we can look into supporting this group in the future?
We wrapped it all up with Happy Bucks and a resounding celebration for Sheila's birthday this week.
Till next time,