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SOAR-ing away to Agassiz with the Girl Guides of Canada

I had the good fortune to respond to a request for knitting teachers and ended up as a Core Staff member for the Girl Guides’ Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous (SOAR) 2011 last week. The position was volunteer and it wasn’t knitting, but I was thrilled nonetheless. I’ve missed working at camp with kids since getting a “career”. I learned that SOAR happens every 3 years, but skipped a year (2010) for the 100th anniversary of guiding in Canada while they had a country-wide celebration. Resuming for 2011, the 6th annual SOAR was taking place in Agassiz, BC — a small Continue Reading »

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Blackberries Gone Wild

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That got your attention didn’t it? On Monday, we partook in the 3rd annual picking of wild blackberries. CW and I grab some buckets, put on long pants and sleeves, and trek out into the wild. Okay, so it’s not really the wild, it’s 44 acres of children’s camp / farmland and it is riddled with wild blackberries. Elvis (pictured right) joined us of course. He loves running in the trails and fields; he’s lived on the property (with the owners) since he was a puppy. He also chased and tracked a rabbit while we were in the trails. He’s Continue Reading »

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