Vanguard, Saskatchewan – Home Base!

Before I set out to see this province on my hike for Huntington Disease awareness and research, I thought I would like to profile my hometown of Vanguard, Saskatchewan by doing a little walking tour.

We are celebrating Canada’s 150 this Saturday, July 8.  There will be a social, dance, inflatable battle rings, and a huge fireworks display.

Here is where I am from:

 

Links:

Here is a link to my fundraising page. 

Please also check out the Huntington Society of Canada’s website.  It has a ton of information and articles.

Follow me on Twitter @gshwaga – Please like or retweet if you can. It gets my message to more people that way.

Follow me on Facebook: Greg Shwaga or my event page @GregsHDwalkSK

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Nirvana- 25 km – My Walk for Huntington’s Disease Research and Awareness

I put on 25 more kilometres since my last post.  The hikes are getting easier and I am feeling more confident that I can reach my goal of hiking 50 kilometres per day and 700 kilometres across the province of Saskatchewan in July for Huntington’s Disease research and awareness.

Today, my hike became official.  The Huntington Society of Canada has helped me with planning and promotional materials.  Check these out:

My Poster:

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Brochure:

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Sponsorship Letter:

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Canada 150 –  I will be visiting some great places this summer of Canada’s 150th year so I will use this opportunity to promote some of our wonderful Saskatchewan towns and cities.

Macklin

Macklin is a town of about 1500 people and is most famous for the game of Bunnock. The object of this game is to throw the ankle bone of a horse towards a row of someone else’s ankle bones. It is kind of like playing horseshoes or lawn bowling.

This Day in Training:

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Distance: 25 Kilometres

Temperature: 15 Degrees

Backpack: 20 lbs

Conditions:  Cool and Windy

Most Listened to Song on My Playlist:

Come as You Are – Nirvana

My favourite Nirvana song going back to 1991.  You had to live the early 90s to understand the impact Nirvana had on the music scene.  The early 90s was a time when people in North America lacked optimism.  The excess of the 1980s gave way to a 1990s bust.  Canada and Saskatchewan, in particular, was hit hard. Unemployment hit 11.2% (When the percentage is that high, it feels as though there are NO jobs). Saskatchewan was bankrupt and had to be bailed out by the Federal government.  Heck, you couldn’t even protest because our Prime Minister might choke you, so society turned sad and dark and bands started writing sad and dark music.  Nirvana was the first and best sad and dark band.

(Canada in the 1990s!)

 

 

Please visit my fundraising page at the Huntington Society of Canada