National Kids Cancer Ride

NKCR Day 6. Regina to Carlyle.



I was given hero of the day today. A way for the group to recognize some of the little extra things. A couple days ago one of the RV’s lost all DC power I was able to  fix it for them. Im sure that it being my birthday didnt hurt either.  Great to be recognized!

Our dedication today was given by Thomas. Thomas is 24 and is a cancer survivor. He is a very well spoken young man. Everything he had to say about his journey and what the NKCR means to him and all kids affected by cancer was spot on. Well done Thomas – you inspire all of us!
We had a challenging day today on the road. Lots of rain and blowing cold wind. We weren’t able to finish the whole ride. We got to spend some extra time at one of the schools that was hosting us for lunch. It was in a small town called Fillmore.  We met all the students and had some fun in the gym. We were also able to shower there and get out of our cold wet clothes. Small town Saskatchewan school –  grades went from kindergarten to grade 12.

The first school we stopped at in the morning was in Sedley. It only had about 70 or 80 students. We all gathered in the gym to talk to them about why we were there and what our ride was all about. They all sang happy birthday to me.  It was very cool.

We stopped for dinner at Nicole and her husbands place in Carlyle. They are regulars for hosting NCKR as we pass through small town Saskatchewan. They were fantastic hosts. The spread they put on for us was second to none. Great food and great hospitality. Awesome display of hunting trophies — deer, elk, bear, moose.

Many thanks to all – especially Nicole, Fiona and my wife Lisa – for recognizing my birthday and my diet restrictions. Awesome cheesecake and apple crisp! Love the balloons, birthday boy pin and candles – oh to be 30 again!

Hoping for sunshine on day 7