Saturday, April 28, 2018

Its Been a Long Time

Okay, I have been remiss - I feel like I say that a lot, though, so not sure how long I can continue to use it.  And while I've been remiss, your boxes have been getting shipped.  Last month, we shipped 50 pounds, and this week, about 90 pounds went up to Iqaluit (yay!) - every time we get an opportunity (i.e. a kindly sherpa who carries yours stuff to a community contact in the North), I jump at it.  We have been using a contact in Iqaluit for the past couple of years - she's an amazing person within the research community and has lived in Iqaluit for many years.  She takes the boxes, then makes them into smaller packages and sends them up with travellers to some of the more distant communities.  This year, she tells me, she sent your stuff to Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake, Arviat, Chesterfield Inlet, Whale Cove, Cape Dorset, Pang, Titujarkiak, Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet and Cambridge Bay.   The items are sent up with teachers, government administrators, government employees, other researchers, etc.  They go to school social workers, court parties, schools or health centres.  In other words, from your warm hands, to her warm hands, to the warm hands of distributors and finally to warm the hands of kids...the loveliness of the network.

Thanks very much to the Haileybury Knitters (several boxes came my way!) and also to the amazing Anne Marie Aquino (the yarn will be put to good use!).  Also special shoutout to Frances Campbell (you know why...much appreciated).  The next boxes will be going to the doctors in June.  Roll tape:

Viviane Shishakly of Saint-Lazare, QC (rav: muffy)

Sarah Ross, Camrose AB

Wendy Genge, Smoky Lake, AB

Margaret Wallace, Midland ON

Anne Alexander, NC

Koko of Markham, ON

Lisa Marie Starr, Vancouver BC

Anne Saint, Victoria BC

Waterloo ON

Olive Wade, Moncton, NB

Julie Brown, New Liseard ON

Janine McQueen, Fisherton ON

E German "Kahme" London ON

Lisa Marie Sterr, Vancouver BC

F Campbell, Toronto ON

The amazingly patient Karen Zorn - thank you!

Dawn Urquhart, Pickering ON

the 4H Club - great job, Clare, Stephanie, Glenda, Lillian, Janine, Grace, Aurora

Kathy Carty of Ottawa

Carolyn Duke of Ottawa

Janet Fougere

Barbara Dreher of Osaka Japan

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Jill Queen of Flesherton ON

B Stevens, Toronto, ON

Wenthe Knitter of Ottawa

the lovely Anna Bing

Anne Marie Aquino - thank you!

Jonas of Fairmont BC