When Dean Loewen puts his mind to something, he tends to make it happen. So we weren’t surprised to see to his team’s fundraising total climbing toward the $15,000 goal in the weeks before their Run for “Well”ness in June. (Read more about their story here.) Dean and his team of 17 runners all pitched… Continue reading Run for “Well”ness smashes fundraising goal
Tag: Race for a Reason
Don’t let the trolls get you!
Brad Diggens, a passionate Operation Eyesight donor, and his daughter Jennifer, who just happens to be one of our talented Philanthropy Officers, were looking for a creative way to raise funds to drill wells in Africa. What did they come up with? A backpacking trek through the mystical country of Iceland. It will be a… Continue reading Don’t let the trolls get you!
Women, water and the Run for “Well”ness
Today is International Women’s Day and we’re talking water. Why? In areas where water is scarce, it is usually women and girls who are responsible for fetching water. This often involves walking several kilometres each day with the very present danger of being attacked by wild animals. And for girls, it means they either miss… Continue reading Women, water and the Run for “Well”ness
Adventure awaits on the El Camino journey
Joan Taylor and Gerry Wright of Campbell River, B.C. had no idea what awaited them when Joan opened the Winter 2013 edition of our SightLines newsletter. On the back page was the opportunity to check off a huge bucket list item – walking the El Camino de Santiago in Spain. “Here were two things I… Continue reading Adventure awaits on the El Camino journey