Monday, 27 September 2010

Fimo is Fun

Hello, it's Joan! Sorry I've been MIA...but school has been taking over my life.

I thought I'd pop by and post a few cool pictures from my shift at Canuck Place a couple of weeks ago!

So it was teen boy's night, and whole bunch of them were eager to play games/watch movies/watch football with Malcolm and Santos...but there was also one girl in the house who needed hanging out too! So Janelle and I had wonderful girl time with Anastasia.

Anastasia gave us the idea of building animals and farm things out of clay, and then use them to play farm. Janelle had the even more ingenious idea of using Fimo and then actually baking it so we could keep our creatures!
Anastasia made a nice flag and some chickens, Janelle made an amazing horse (that looks like a dumb version of the one in Toy Story), and I made a little poodle, some vegetables, and a basket.
Santos came by for a bit and made this SUPER CUTE ancient looking bunny, complete with confused grandpa eyebrows.

So we popped it into the oven...and the basket melted - it was not Fimo! Boy were we lucky that we were nervous about the baking, because we checked it pretty soon after it started melting so we were able to salvage all the important figures.

So anyways...all our creatures came out safe and sound, after a much fussed over baking process (although Janelle's horse's leg broke off)...and us volunteers got to keep our little creatures!

It was one of the more productive nights that I have had at the hospice. :P

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

thank you!

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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Funds Raised....

$250 000. AWESOME!
You all helped me raise $1500. THANK YOU!
As always the race was wonderful...except I missed the start. I was still getting into my kayak when my heat took off!! A few stops to help with broken bikes...mine being none of them...and a bunch of high fives, clapping and cheering on the run!

Thanks to everyone who participated and to every VOLUNTEER who made the day go smoothly.

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!