Just Like My Dad

My father turned 70 recently and Heidi and I were able to travel to Ontario. The reason for our trip was to spend time with my dad, my mom, and all of my siblings and their spouses for a wonderful weekend of reminiscing and celebrating a man that we love and honour. My dad is […]

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Ground Control to Major Tom

Ground control to Major Tom…Ground control to Major Tom… Hopefully by now, as a reader, you have started to hum the 1969 pop hit, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie and if you really enjoyed that genre and type of music you are well into the second verse in your mind by now… This is the […]

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Three Stars

When I was kid, my brothers and I would look forward to sitting down together for Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights. For a few years, it was a hallowed time in our family, as it was quite often the only time during the week that we kids were allowed to watch TV. De […]

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Dave for President

If it wasn’t for the “natural born citizen” clause…how many times have you heard Americans chanting for a Canadian to be President? Recently, I was invited to attend the Gathering of the Games—a business conference held in St. Louis, Missouri for entrepreneurial business leaders. These leaders attended the conference to improve their companies through an […]

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The Dog Days of Summer

This summer, Heidi and I took our kids to Ontario to visit my family and to go to the place where I grew up. There was a high school reunion (I’m not saying how many years…) that we centered our trip around. The reunion was fun, but equally as fun was taking my kids around the […]

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I Guess We’re Going to ACRES

When I was a kid, I remember vividly the excitement that our family experienced when our parents told us that we were going to “go out” for supper. It was a big event! My siblings and I would all get excited about what the restaurant possibilities were. Survey says… We would start to throw out […]

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I Remember the First Day…

The memory of our first visit to Abbotsford comes back to me at this time of year. It’s open enrolment time right now and the principals (especially Roy Van Eerden) are spending large amounts of time touring families through our school. They are walking new and prospective families through our hallways into the classrooms and […]

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