Canada day I was invited to be in the Gimli Canada Day parade and since my platform is Seniors in Need  it was fitting that I rode in the Gimli Seniors Residence Inc.  float, it was rainy the whole morning and the parade almost got called off, but the rain stopped just long enough for the parade to continue, but everyone  seemed very concerned with my well being since I was wearing a dress, especially the seniors on who’s float I was on, they were bringing me blankets and jackets trying to keep me warm, I was so excited that the cold did not bother me at all, couldn’t feel it maybe I was numbed from it.I am  honored that they have asked me to be back in August to do it again, as well they have asked me to be part of their committee, they were so happy to meet someone as young as me taking a stand for seniors with my platform Seniors in Need.

I am  honored that they have asked me to be back in August to do it again, as well they have asked me to be part of their committee, they were so happy to meet someone as young as me taking a stand for seniors with my platform Seniors in Need.

 

Gmili is cottage country with year round housing as well. Gimli is located on the west shoreline of Lake Winnipeg, one of Manitoba’s natural beauties, whether you are fishing, sailing, boating, swimming or relaxing it is a must see. in Gimli there is always some kind of festival for all season there’s the Gimli Film Festival,  Icelandic Festival,  Gimli Ice Festival.

 

 

Although I live in Winnipeg we also have a recreational farm in Riverton Manitoba, we spend a lot of time there as well,  especially in the summer.  I enjoy my time there, it is a very small town with only 500 people so it is quiet and peaceful.  We do a lot of quad ding boating and hunting, well mostly my dad does that, but I can hold my own , I always seem to shoot the target when others more experienced don’t.

 

July 2,  I attended a fundraiser  for Tyson Furgala, a local (Riverton) teenager and hockey player who is  battling cancer.  There were hundreds of people in attendance, the town and surrounding towns, friends family and neighbors were all in attendance, the raffle alone had over 100 prizes to be own not counting the silent auction, great show of support.  I wish him all the best and recovery.

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Seniors in Need is my platform it was an  honor that the seniors of Gimli wanted me on their float.

Seniors In Need connects seniors who need help with supportive donors in their own community. Nobody understands the hidden tragedy of impoverished seniors better than those organizations who work in the community.  That’s why registered nonprofit sponsors submit the details of a senior in their database. It could be a veteran who needs money to pay for medicine, a grandmother who needs a wheelchair, or a recent widow who simply needs some help with groceries.

Mission

To address the hidden tragedy of impoverished seniors in Canada by uniting Seniors In Need with concerned Canadians who want to help.

 http://www.seniorsinneed.ca/how-it-works.

I am so ready to take my platform into a new level.

The Gimili parade participants

 

Written by: Micaella

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