Friday, 15 February 2008

My canuck place gig

I am a family volunteer. That means I get to hang out with the kids.

Family volunteers eat with, sometimes feed, walk with or push kids, read to, sing with, play games with, watch tv with, talk to, listen to the kids of the house...or with their siblings, or their parents. Sometimes we just sit and hold a hand...or a baby.

Each family volunteer goes through about thirty hours of education...making us aware of the needs of the house, the kids and their families. In the end it is more of a discovery of what you as an individual can do for yourself...and then others.

We come from all walks of life and life experiences. I think I can speak for many of the volunteers at the house: we get more than we give at canuck place.

I will be there tonight!

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The Blog

My name is Malcolm and I was a volunteer at Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for nearly seven years. Now I support them by raising money by participating in the Canuck Place Adventure Challenges!

I said hospice. Not really a word that you associate with children but there you go. We will tell you about the house as this blog progresses with the hope that you will learn, and as you learn we hope that you will share. The purpose of the Adventure Challenge is to raise money for AND awareness about Canuck Place.

The name of each kid at the house you read about has been changed.

September 14th and 15th are the dates for the next Adventure Challenges.

You can sponsor me for the race here: Adventure Challenge
Maybe you should do the race?


Just a quick note about the names of the kids in the house that you will read about: they are made up!