Sunday, January 27, 2013

Walk for Memories!

What a beautiful day it is here in the Ottawa area. Lots of sun, but kind of cold! But, that is life in Canada during the winter. We all made it through the excitement of Emmie's Birthday, although there are still some presents she is opening today!

Jenn works for a Retirement Company, called Chartwell. Today they were one of the Corporate Sponsors for the Walk For Memories. This was held indoors at Carlton University in Ottawa.

Here is Emmie with one of her babies, at the entrance to the University, getting ready to walk.

There were hundreds of people walking the indoor track at the University, with 4 laps making 1 Klm. They ended up raising over $200,000.00 all of it going to Alzheimer's Research. What a great cause.

They had activities for the kids as well...

Paige and Emmie got into the face painting thing!

Then Paige and I had to do our warm ups, to get ready to walk...

Turned into a good Family event today, that we all enjoyed.

They had lots of entertainment to keep the day moving, with one of the groups being the Sons of Scotland above.

There was some Highland Dancing Going on as well.

Above is the Chartwell Group, and on the far right, you see little Paige in the pink outfit, being held by Jenn's Mom, Gi Gi, and Jenn's Brother Ryan who made it up from Toronto for the weekend as well.

Posting early today, as Shawn, Emmie and I have now totally forgiven the NHL for the lock out, and we are going to attend the Ottawa/Pittsburg Game being played at Scotiabank Place here in Ottawa at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon. It is only a mile or so from the house here, so nice and close!

Till tomorrow...



  1. The entertainment looks like a ton of fun.

    $200, that is nothing to sneeze at!

  2. Wow, what a great event and a great cause. Glad you all enjoyed it!

  3. So much fun and a great fundraiser too, keep warm.