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Inspiration for a Balanced Life

B – Being – if you don’t know who you are, no-one else will. Start tapping into who you are, feel into what you love, and create your own identity – never settle for less than that and go out and create the life that you deserve.

A – Aligning Yourself with Yourself – what are your values? Aligning with your values will create healthy HABITS which will stick when you have an emotional attachment to it. Again, when you tap into your values, life becomes fun and easy and filled with joy and happiness.

L – Live Life Fully – Every moment of every day, live your life in service to others. The moment you wake up, smile, be grateful and look to make a difference in the lives of everyone around you. Wake up and state 3 things you are grateful for. Most people do that before they go to bed, but starting your day with this also creates magic for yet another powerful day.

A – Attitude – Our attitudes have been shaped by our past conditioning – 50% of our personalities are shaped by the age of 5, 80% by the age of 8. Surround yourself with others who inspire you, learn from others who love to share (like me) and further develop a positive attitude that is in alignment with who you are.

N – Now (Live in the Present) – Living in the present can be a challenge at times. Allow yourself to live in the “NOW” at all times and start enjoying life – right NOW!

C – Choice – Happiness is a choice – we have the choice every moment of our lives to be happy, sad, joyful, angry, fearful, etc – Being happy and Living an inspired life is really just a decision, and sure beats the heck out of Plan B.

E – Embrace – when you know who you are and you’ve aligned yourself with yourself, you begin to live life fully – your values and attitudes become more positive, you begin living in the present, and of course you make better choices (for example – being happy)

You will feel amazing at this point, so now it’s time to Embrace Life!

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Tips on How to Create a Balanced Life – enjoy!

Live Life as you would climb a mountain. A glance to the summit keeps the
goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed along the way

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Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest! He is passionate about Spreading Joy, Loving Life, and Making a Difference!

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Live, Love, Do just a little bit More!

Live, Love, Do just a little bit More!

Sometimes you have moments in life that reminds you of Who you are, your Greatness and Your Power of Best – we all have great memories, and quite often forget what they are, Here’s an amazing experience that reminds us of the impact we will have on others when we just pay attention to what the world needs – just a little more love!

The other day as I was surfing Facebook, I ended up with the most powerful conversation with one of my favorite students from over 20 years ago in Thompson, Manitoba. We were chatting about life, and a question that popped up that I often ask people is, “What was your favorite memory in Grade 4 – without hesitation, she said, “It was when you decided that we were going to be pen pals with your mom” – I needed to know more, so we used some of my air miles and took a trip down memory lane – It wasn’t long before we shared a tear which made me reflect upon why I made that move and at that time. We shared a laugh, and this experience was one of the coolest and Happiest Memories ever!

My Mom had a major accident back then and was not in good spirits – my students were sad because one of our students was very sick in the hospital – at that time, we were doing something else, but I looked around the room and felt like switching it up, doing something pretty creative for my awesome Mom and my Students at the same time!

I said, “Kids, Ok, I want you write a letter and ask my Mom anything you want about me – and be nice!” Seeing the smiles and curiosity on their faces was enough to know this was going to be huge – little did I know that it would be a memory that stood out in at least one of my kids hearts! They were pumped and wrote everything from “Hi to what was Mr. Wong like as a kid – was he bad?” Wow that was a fun 2 days, because after they were all done with pictures, letters, small gifts, etc, we put them in an envelope, mailed them to my mom and within three days, she called me in tears with the 32 awesome letters. She read every one of them and responded with a personal letter to each kid. I can remember that day handing out the letters they didn’t expect to receive, and watching my kids smiling, laughing and sharing the stories all day long. Of course, I wasn’t too thrilled that she shared my frequent detention visits and some other stuff including my marks, but hey I forgave her cause she’s my Mom lol. I also remember the kids wanting to develop a very cool wall mural with all the letters – well let me tell you, that was the beginning of something very special as each one them formed a relationship with my mom, and they were pen pals even long after they moved to the next grade.

What I get from this experience is Pure Magic – what you may think as just a cool thing to do may mean the world to someone else – In addition to enjoying life, I encourage everyone to get out there, make a difference, and pay massive attention to what is happening around you, and simply..
Live a little more, Love a little more and Do just a little bit more!

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Passionate about helping others discover a purposeful life filled with Grateful Happiness, Robin encourages others to
Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest! He is passionate about Spreading Joy, Loving Life, and Making a Difference!

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Great Memories will last a Lifetime!

This has been a great summer, filled with fun, adventure and most importantly to me, great quality time spent with friends and family! My passion always will be about Having Fun, Creating Memories and Living Life to the Fullest. The truth is that Life is Short and it is important to follow your heart, do what you want and find ways to “Live your Dreams” I don’t know what that is for you, but for me, it’s to spread joy and happiness to this world and make memories with those that mean the most to me. Life can be one great adventure. Why not make yours one where you can look back and say, “I made that happen and had the time of my life!”

Recently, I had the pleasure and opportunity to take my mother on a trip of a lifetime to Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This my friends was the greatest trip ever with one great Mom! We talked about our amazing trip to St. Lucia we had 11 years ago and still remember that as one of the greatest memories ever. This past Christmas we decided to do it again in a big way – here’s a brief on our trip!

favvikingThis trip this summer was awesome. and we even found a way to have fun with the teeny rooms, the two single beds stuck together and the huge price tag on food. It was pretty awesome that ice water was only 3 bucks LOL. We managed and even though uncomfortable at first, we just followed suit with everyone else and gently snuck some buffet breakfast items into Mom’s purse – since I have always listened to my mom, I knew I had to listen to her again.

We spent time in Denmark (pic. to the left), cruised through the awesome Fjords of Norway, and practiced the very cool Swedish language in Sweden. Did you know that “Good Morgon” is Good Morning in Swedish, but when they say it, it sounds like “Good Moron” – we had fun with that one! There’s something cool about having a cool Mom, and man was she ever cool on this trip. I don’t think there was a picture she didn’t agree to be in, which was awesome, except for the one in the snow – she was kinda pissed!

I am always excited to share some great pictures of this trip that you can check out by clicking here on my Flickr Page. If you feel inspired to visit this magical land of fun and adventure, I can certainly be your travel guide for this one – Trust me, some of the tips
I will give you will be of super value.

Tip #1 – bring lots and lots of money!

Tip #2 – go there with an open mind and be open to the fun and spontaneity that this adventure will bring.

For me as I said above, the most important thing in life is spending time with family and friends, Having Fun, Making Memories and Living Life to the Fullest! This picture to the right is us leaving back to Canada. As you can see, my mom had a great time, which was and is one of my ultimate goals in life!

 To change the world, you must change someone else’s world, and if you can make a difference in one person’s life, you’re well on your way to changing your own. So take the opportunity to create an opportunity like this one and remember to Have Fun, Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest!

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Making more Memories with my awesome family!

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Tim’s Free Hugs, Total Inspiration

This video deserves to be shared as it is always great to bring awareness to people and organizations that are making a difference. Tim is a role model and a super example of someone who deserves to be noticed.

There’s a lot of great inspirational people in this world. Here’s a great story of a young man who’s name is Tim who had a dream to make a difference and is now inspiring many people to “Dream Big” and to never settle for anything less than what you want and desire in this world. GO Tim!

 I have watched this story over and over again and it inspires me to keep on making a difference in the lives of everyone I meet! Tim’s story is a great example of Persistence, Love for others and of course Overcoming Obstacles to achieve greatness.

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Say hi to Tim at Tim’s Place – enjoy!

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Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest! He is passionate about Spreading Joy, Loving Life, and Making a Difference!

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Watoto – Inspiration, Love and Joy!

There are plenty of people and organizations doing great things to make a difference and change the world. As always, my intention is to make you aware of as many of them as I can.

This past week has been one of the most incredible weeks of my life – I have never been a groupie before although I would have if Elvis Presley was still around, but I sure am now and cannot help but be affected by the children, their stories, their smiles and their purpose. If you want to learn more about the the Watoto mission and see what they are all about, visit their site here.

The Watoto African Children’s Choir spends 6 months of every year inspiring people through story and song. Watoto is committed to placing orphaned and abandoned children in a safe and family environment rather than in large institutional orphanages. They become part of a family unit in the Watoto community and each child remains part of their new family for life. Watoto is a holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned and vulnerable children and women in Africa.

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Watoto is positioned to Rescue an individual, Raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life, so that they in turn will Rebuild their nation. Rescue, Raise, Rebuild. That’s Watoto in a nutshell and an organization that has touched my heart in many ways. If we all can become aware of and support people and organizations like this, then the world will no doubt become a better place!

Hey Check out this awesome clip – it was such an honor and pleasure to be around these amazing kids to hear their stories and appreciate the kindness they are giving to the world!

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More about this amazing organization at Watoto.com

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Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest! He is passionate about Spreading Joy, Loving Life, and Making a Difference!

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Awesome “We Day” Vancouver..

We Day Inspires in Vancouver and around the World!

I had the privilege of being a volunteer for one of the most amazing Change the World organizations once again recently in Vancouver, BC. I have been fortunate to be part of this for the 4th year in a row and I’m always excited to be amongst the children and to know more about what they are going to do as an agent of change in this world. We Day not only makes a difference in the lives of many children, but impacts all those who volunteer. I can attest to that and how many people are inspired to continue making a difference.

In Vancouver recently, there were 20 thousand high school students in attendance in addition to a couple hundred thousand who have and will be participating in 13 cities in 3 countries. The students do not pay to attend although I’m sure they would. They earn their tickets through volunteering and this is a day where they are deservedly recognized for their amazing efforts. The bottomline is this is an organization that has and will continue to inspire millions to make a difference and I’m thrilled to be a small part of that. People always say, “But you’re just one person” – I think we need to ask Marc and Craig Kielburger if one person can make a movement like this happen! Click on the links below my pictures to learn more about We Day, Me to We, and Free the Children.

The impact since 2007: Over 2.5 million young people from around the world take part in life changing programs and campaigns to make a difference, $45 million raised for more than 1,000 local and global causes, 14.6 million hours volunteered for local and global causes, 5.6 million lbs of food collected for local food banks, and 8.9 million hours of silence logged for those who are denied their rights.

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It’s fun to do good.. Kids can make a Huge Difference too!

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Learn more about this great organization:

Free the Children is an International Charity and Educational partner that believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.

We Day is a series of stadium-sized educational events and the movement of our time. It celebrates the power of youth to create positive change in their local and global communities.

Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that offers socially conscious and environmentally friendly products and life-changing experiences. In addition to We Act and We 365, this organization is doing its huge part to change the world.

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Passionate about helping others discover a purposeful life filled with Grateful Happiness, Robin encourages others to
Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest! He is passionate about Spreading Joy, Loving Life, and Making a Difference!

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Great Memories will last a Lifetime!

This has been a great summer, filled with fun, adventure and most importantly to me, great quality time spent with friends and family! My passion always will be about Having Fun, Creating Memories and Living Life to the Fullest. The truth is that Life is Short and it is important to follow your heart, do what you want and find ways to “Live your Dreams” I don’t know what that is for you, but for me, it’s to spread joy and happiness to this world and make memories with those that mean the most to me. Life can be one great adventure. Why not make yours one where you can look back and say, “I made that happen and had the time of my life!”

Recently, I had the pleasure and opportunity to take my mother on a trip of a lifetime to Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This my friends was the greatest trip ever with one great Mom! We talked about our amazing trip to St. Lucia we had 11 years ago and still remember that as one of the greatest memories ever. This past Christmas we decided to do it again in a big way – here’s a brief on our trip!

favvikingThis trip this summer was awesome. and we even found a way to have fun with the teeny rooms, the two single beds stuck together and the huge price tag on food. It was pretty awesome that ice water was only 3 bucks LOL. We managed and even though uncomfortable at first, we just followed suit with everyone else and gently snuck some buffet breakfast items into Mom’s purse – since I have always listened to my mom, I knew I had to listen to her again.

We spent time in Denmark (pic. to the left), cruised through the awesome Fjords of Norway, and practiced the very cool Swedish language in Sweden. Did you know that “Good Morgon” is Good Morning in Swedish, but when they say it, it sounds like “Good Moron” – we had fun with that one! There’s something cool about having a cool Mom, and man was she ever cool on this trip. I don’t think there was a picture she didn’t agree to be in, which was awesome, except for the one in the snow – she was kinda pissed!

I am always excited to share some great pictures of this trip that you can check out by clicking here on my Flickr Page. If you feel inspired to visit this magical land of fun and adventure, I can certainly be your travel guide for this one – Trust me, some of the tips
I will give you will be of super value.

Tip #1 – bring lots and lots of money!

Tip #2 – go there with an open mind and be open to the fun and spontaneity that this adventure will bring.

For me as I said above, the most important thing in life is spending time with family and friends, Having Fun, Making Memories and Living Life to the Fullest! This picture to the right is us leaving back to Canada. As you can see, my mom had a great time, which was and is one of my ultimate goals in life!

 To change the world, you must change someone else’s world, and if you can make a difference in one person’s life, you’re well on your way to changing your own. So take the opportunity to create an opportunity like this one and remember to Have Fun, Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest!

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Making more Memories with my awesome family!

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Passionate about helping others discover a purposeful life filled with Grateful Happiness, Robin encourages others to
Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest! He is passionate about Spreading Joy, Loving Life, and Making a Difference!

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Make Memories, Have Fun, Live Life to the Fullest!

This past week was one of the Coolest experiences ever.

Hyak River Rafting Adventures proved to be one of the most outstanding events of the year for me, not just for the rafting, the constant massive waves to the face, and the awesome scenery including the incredible waterfall experience which we were in awe about, but also because of the new relationships and the laughter and screams of all my new friends made throughout the trip! I highly encourage this kind of adventure and if you happen to be in BC, you MUST look up Hyak and give this experience a try!

So many memories come to mind when I experience great people and great adventures. Life is so valuable, and life can be so short, so it’s so important to Love, to Live, to Give as much as you can to others. When I think about my experience this past week on the HyakRiver with so many friends and fellow writers and bloggers, I can’t help but think about how beautiful life can be and how valuable and meaningful it is to make great memories whenever you can – As my friend Ricky always says, “Robin, you’re always the first to say yes whenever an experience to be had pops up” – yup that’s me, keep that in mind my friends anytime, anywhere LOL

Speaking of Hyak River Rafting, it was intense, it was exciting, it was beautiful, it was professional, it was fun! Make sure you visit: http://www.hyak.com to learn more about why so many of us highly recommend this experience. No matter where you live, if you have access to White Water Rafting, give it a shot!

I always talk about getting out there and creating your own adventures, having fun and Living Life to the fullest. For me, this has been one of the greatest 2 months of my life with a much needed adventure trip to Scandinavia with my mom, a couple weeks with family in Nova Scotia, a Golf trip with friends in the Okanagan, and of course “The Great Hyak White Water Rafting experience” Here’s a few cool pics!

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My passion is to make a difference and change the world and my desire is simply to make other people smile. I realize that to do that, you have to make a difference in your own life first. And a big part of that is creating balance and having fun. Another key ingredient to changing your own world is to align with others who have the desire to do the same.

Thank you Hyak River Rafting for giving us yet another great adventure of a lifetime!

And thanks to Jared, Josh, Randy and the rest of the crew for keeping us alive!

Get out there, Have fun, Make Memories and Live life to the Fullest!

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Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest! He is passionate about Spreading Joy, Loving Life, and Making a Difference!

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Live Life Now – Golf Anyone?

Golf is an easy game right? I mean how hard could it be – swinging a stick and hitting a tiny little ball into a hole. Well I’ve been golfing for well over 35 years and quite frankly, I still suck! No worries because I love the outdoors, I love the laughter with friends and most importantly, I really really love consistently shooting in the mid 90’s. I also get sooo pumped up when I occasionally shoot over 100. I can remember so many times telling my so-called better golfer friends that 100 is a great score because the more shots, the more value you get and the cost of the round goes way down! 

I’ve never never done more praying in my life than on a Golf course – a peaceful way to get away and talk to God on every single hole – O God, Why God, Oh No God, Help me God, Please God, if you just let me sink this putt God, etc etc, etc. It’s a place that you can obviously be one with the universe LOL.

Having Fun, Making Memories, Living Life to the Fullest! Where does the game of Golf fit in here for me? All 3 of them for sure, although I kinda would love to ERASE many of the rounds from my memory. I’m just kidding of course, as every time you are doing something you love, then you are Living Life to the Fullest! What does Living Life to the Fullest mean to you? It really is all about discovering what turns you on in life and getting out there and doing it. For me, Golf is way up there on my list of beautiful things to do and I’m passionate about finding people to do it with. Of course, I’m not too excited to play with all these hotshots, but as in this picture here, I am interested in playing Golf with a 3-year old though – I might even win this time! riannegolfThis is a great shot of little Rianne, my great friend Ricky and Anne’s daughter who is also excited to take a lesson. This was the shot of the day, as she is a little upset at my friend Paul Nijar and is saying, “Paul, could you please stop tweeting, come over here and teach me what you promised right now!”

So now you know Golf is a great game and a heck of alot of fun. Having said that, it’s finally donned on me after all these years that why not take a Golf lesson or 20 and find someone who has the patience, the passion, and the love for the game who will show you all the things you are doing wrong and help to make them right!

Enter my new and awesome friend Rahim Gulam, who put it out there to me, our friends and the YVR Bloggers that he is a great Golf Coach, and he was right! We had a great day of learning and fun and the one on one individual attention that everyone deserves. And I discovered that if you Love Golf as much as I do, you should actually take a lesson!

Rahim Gulam is a PGTAA Golf Teaching Professional ( Professional Golf Teachers Association of America) and teaches out of two facilities, one in Richmond at an outdoor facility and one in Port Moody in an indoor facility. 

golfacademyGreat Day, Great Friends, Great Kids, Great Lessons; what could be better than that! This is a shot of me, Balraj and Paul. In Golf, it is always important to have a pre-shot Selfie Routine which is always a crucial and important part of the pre-game routine – right coach Rahim?

This day was honestly a treat and a half starting off with hanging out with my buddies and for the first time ever, rocking a golf lesson with my great friends.

**If you would like to know more about the game of Golf; if you are a newbie with a not so graceful swing like me that worries on every shot that you might hit someone on the head even if they are beside you; if you are a seasoned golfer that simply needs a slight tweak to your swing, then my greatest suggestion is to search out someone like Rahim, or better yet, search for Rahim!

To say Hi to him, or even better, to learn a few tips and tricks about Golf, CLICK HERE

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A Cool Video of the experience from my new friends Sheeba and Shaheed..

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Monster Fun at Monster Jam..

Why do you love Monster Trucks? That was my awesome question for two kids who were sitting in front of me while my friend and I were setting up our camera’s for some EPIC Monster Truck shots! His answer: “They’re big, so cool and they go fast. I want to be a Monster Truck Driver!” Well to be honest, even at my slightly older age, I’m even thinking about being a Monster Truck Driver. I do remember my Mom always saying I was a Monster, so maybe she knew something! But seriously folks, that did happen, those kids were smiling and jumping for joy all night, and this experience was exactly why I enjoy being a part of and supporting any event that can inspire people to a happier life.

My passion has always been to Make a Difference, Have Fun and Live Life to the Fullest, so it absolutely makes sense to support and throw some Love to those who are doing the same. Recently I had the opportunity to once again be part of Monster Jam Vancouver and understand why this is such a popular attraction for kids and adults of all ages. Mkidtruckonster Jam was a heck of an experience and wasn’t just about loud noises, huge trucks, big crashes, crazy flips, demolition cars, etc; It was about massive fun and adventure for the entire family. It was amazing to see so many people rocking out to a great show while capturing wicked images with my photographer Justin on the day. We captured some great images as you can see.

I can easily sit here, post a few pictures, write some great content about all the crazy flips, jumps, turns and downright ridiculous high flying moves, and YUP I sure will, but what really excites me is finding out about how something or someone is making a big difference in the lives of others. In this case, talking about what Monster Trucks means to the little ones. There were literally thousands of young kids smiling, screaming, of course covering their ears, and jumping up and down upon seeing their favourite stars shining brightly in the air, mostly upside down, at BC Place stadium.

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In fact, here’s one of many great stories of what the Monster Truck team did to support others, and how they are doing their part to make a difference for their fans all over the world.

Just a short while ago, The Maple Leaf Monster Jam team partnered with the Starlight Children’s Foundation to bring Big Trucks and Big Dreams to the Desa Family. Little Jayden Desa received a special Monster Jam bedroom makeover from his favourite Monster Jam drivers.

CLICK HERE to read this awesome story.

For those of you who do not know what Monster Jam is all about, it is one of the most popular touring family entertainment sporting events in the world reaching more than 135 cities around the globe and over 350 performances per year. Monster Jam is a high flying, car crushing, explosive event of demolition, speed, power and unbelievable stunts with the world’s best Monster Trucks and drivers whose skills are an awesome spectacle of “rock-and roar” that will bring fans to their feet cheering for more! 

Nobanditw that should be enough to get you out there with your family to check them out! I promise you will not be disappointed by all this amazing fun, craziness and adventure. You can always find out more about Monster Jam by visiting their site  RIGHT HERE.

Speaking of Crazy stuff, here’s a few pictures from my photographer who was there with me who just happened to capture the very best moments of the night! Cars exploding, trucks flipping over, fire all over the place, kids and adults screaming. What could be better than that!

Here are our favourite, coolest and craziest pictures of the night!

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Adventure – Roller Derby Rocks!

As always, I love to Have Fun, Make Memories and Live Life to the Fullest! And because of this, I tend to stumble across experiences and opportunities that enlighten me to a world that offers so many unique and exciting adventures. Roller Derby, who knew this would fire me up, not just to tell you about it, but also to strap on a pair a skates, and  give this thing a try.

It was a great weekend I just experienced at the Cloverdale Arena in BC. I was invited to attend by my good friend Justin from JR Media Group to see, hear and experience Roller Derby for the first time in my life! It was fun, awesome, exhilarating as I found myself often yelling, “Hit her, knock her down” and so many other phrases of kindness LOL. The Anarchy Angels invited us to the event to see what we thought, and in a word, 3 words actually, “we loved it!” Not only was it fun and exciting, but the team did amazing in the tournament, with my highlight being a final brawling and exciting match against the #2 team in Canada and #18 in the world, the “Terminal City Roller Girls”. The Anarchy Angels were awesome and not only held their own, but also had the crowd rockin the whole time, and although they lost the match, they can certainly hold their heads up high big time!

Yeah, when I was in high school, I did watch roller derby on TV and always thought I would be a great Jammer – A Jammer is the one who is pretty much like the Rugby player with the ball who’s job is to break through the pack and score as many points as you can – there are many video’s on the rules, so check them out! I did visualize me being a champion in this sport, but now having seen what these gals do and what this sport can offer, there seems to be plenty of opportunity to get involved.

This picture on the right is me with Sgt. Skittles who simply says, “Get your butts out here and try this sport”

 I must admit, I was a little disappointed when I walked in that the track did not have banks and railings where you could push someone over the edge and they would fly into the crowd, but i quickly got over it when I saw all the gals coming in and getting ready for action. Everything from the warming up, to the mock scrimmages around the fast track, to the cheers, and to the songs and anthems was just great! Speaking of the track, solid concrete. I found that out as I saw a couple of the gals come crashing down on their butts – ouch!

Apparently, Roller Derby is a quickly rising sport all around the world, in fact, one gal I was talking with mentioned that they are trying to get Roller Derby into the Olympics – that would be killer! All in all, I was very impressed by the team, the comraderie amongst everyone, the friendliness of all the competitors and also for me, the kindness to those who were able to teach me a few things about the game. I did ask a few stupid questions too like, “Why can’t you elbow someone in the face”

All in all, an amazing introduction to this sport which I enjoy and will check out much more; I hope they see me coming and give me that nudge to strap on some skates and join them in kicking some butt as well LOL.

You can check them out here on Facebook

and on their website at: Anarchy Angels

 

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Hot Hot Hot, just like Splashdown!

In addition to Making a Difference and Changing the World, I love Having Fun, Making Memories and Living Life to the Fullest. Having Balance is such a key ingredient to a happy life, so whenever you get a chance, create that by doing things that make you smile and enjoy life!

This week I was fortunate to be able to visit Splashdown for an adventure of a lifetime with some amazing friends and fellow Bloggers. The weather has been amazing and HOT in Vancouver this summer and I can’t think of anything better than water, water and more water! Splashdown Park proved to be one of my favorite highlights of the summer, not only because of the 13 crazy, exciting and amazing slides, but also because of the warmth and hospitality of the entire staff. They did a great job hosting our event and making sure everyone was safe and had fun.

I actually do remember visiting Splashdown Park about 12 years ag0 with a couple friends, but this day was extremely special because there were over 80 of us who had the time of our lives! I think I was scared and cried back then, but can’t exactly recall that experience; I just know that it was a blast and one of the highlights of that summer!

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The layout of this place is amazing. They have many different picnic areas, tents for groups, a volleyball and basketball recreation area, a great refreshment and ice-cream parlor, and so much more! We started the day with 85 of our YVR Blogger group, mostly awesome kids with waterwings saying, “Can I go into the water now!”As a group, we all spent about 4 hours frolicking in the water and connecting with old and new friends.

This is a place I highly recommend for a day full of fun, friendships and relaxation. Speaking of recommendations, when you have a ton of moms telling you that you need to wear sunscreen, just listen to them ok and don’t do the Lobster routine that I’m still currently experiencing. I remember telling a few of them that “this Chinese Newfie don’t burn” – I was Wong!

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Yes this day was amazing, which started with an opening meet and greet with Harold Fredericks, the awesome manager of Splashdown Park. He was around all day to say hello and inspire us with his recommendations. We all scattered as soon as we heard “GO” and as I said above, the rest of the day was about fun, connecting and having the time of our lives. Check the cool Short Video I produced to share some of my favorite highlights, but just for the record, I do want you all to know that I did not “Pee in the Pool”

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