Saturday, June 28, 2008

Our Thanks

We're quite close to leaving. Today, I board a plane with two aluminum panniers and a waterproof bag. After attending this conference I depart for Cairo. Sam follows a day later. Even now before leaving, it's difficult to express how exciting is this trip. More importantly, it stretches my vocabulary to express how thankful we are to all the people who have helped us and those have chosen to contribute to the cause by donating money to Spread the Net. Our first and smallest recognition is just to post their names. So, thanks to all of these people, and please feel free to join the list!

Campbell-Verduyn Family * Anonymous Supporter * suleman * WestCoast Midwives * 6S Marketing * Michael Kontak * Mum & Dad Millar * Elizabeth Shouldice * Lakes, Straith & Whyte LLP * Marilyn MacIvor * Ashley Geraghty * Andrew Wilkes * Brett Valliant * Purdy Crawford * Mark Daku Dance Party * Vanessa Chang * Bronwyn Pavey * Charlie Hunter * Lorena Ruci * Sean Young-Steinberg * Shreyans Bhansali * Mathieu Gauthier * Anonymous Supporter * Tyler Ball * Valliant Chiropractic Centre * Frédérick Bastien * Sandra Choufani * Frederick R "Rick" Luedke * Loren McGinnis * Anonymous Supporter * Doug & Sheila King * Ian Warney * Lesley Beale * Jacques Hubert * Andrew Black * Roy and Sara Brooke * Niall O'Dea * Katherine Tweedie * Linda Waverley * Jennifer Gagne * Kristi Elborne * Patty Chang * Joan Cameron * Lisa Cameron * Norm Donald * Will Paterson * Christine & Al Foster * Nick Gallus * Hideki Furusho * Romain Lachat * Hart Shouldice * Sandra Karam * Lisa A Baiton * Trevor and Laurie Bachelder * Mark Yu * Denis Durepos *Katie O'Dell * Rosemary and Dick Crawford * Jerome Thauvette * Brian K Ritchie * Michael Wodzicki * George & Penny Pedersen * Andrea Kermack * Rory Ridler * Paul Trites * William Cross * Eugénie Dostie-Goulet * Anonymous Supporter * Jeannie and Nick Kanakos * Rob Jeffery * Anonymous Supporter * Nathan Millar * Maria Kim * Matthew Collins * Calista Cheung * Kaat Smets * Kelly Moore * Maxime Beaupré * Jennifer Haworth * Simon McDougall * Jennie Biltek * Jen Doyle * Alexandre Carette * Safiya Karim * Jamal Jafari * Catherine Jobin * Jodi Dyrda * Anonymous Supporter * Carol McQueen * Richard Hoshino * Eu-Gene Sung * Lu Ann Dietrich * Jennifer Nachshen * Becky McEachern * Susan Henry * Rosemary Eng * Emily King * Jessie Boorne * joan gold * Esmeralda N Villalobos * Françoise Montambeault * Geeta Yadav * Lorena Ruci * Yoshi Kadoya * Shelagh Greenaway * Emmanuelle Deaton * Anonymous Supporter * Tina Piper * Anonymous Supporter * Anonymous Supporter * Anonymous Supporter * Anonymous Supporter * Gerry Deneault * Tegan Shohet * Eileen Kilgour * Alison Loat * Anonymous Supporter * Sarah Peel Li * Anonymous Supporter * Kathryn Hamilton * Daniel Richenthal * Anonymous Supporter * Anonymous Supporter * Anonymous Supporter * Ben Seamone * Sean Williamson * alex morris * Anonymous Supporter * Ann-Marie Kerr * Anonymous Supporter

Monday, June 16, 2008

On the Line, Saying Goodbye

Our departure is staring us down pretty quickly. Sam is soon to leave his posting and I am soon to defend my dissertation. A week later I'll fly off to Europe, followed by Sam a few days later. We meet in Cairo on the fifth of July.

But before we go we're having a party and everyone should come. The party is being held Saturday, June 28th at Bar GP, a great old school bar in the Plateau in Montreal. It's at 750 Gilford, just a couple of blocks east of St Denis and north of Mont Royal. (It's right by the Laurier metro station). It begins around 9.

David Myles and his band will be playing. David's a great friend, but more importantly he's a great musician. You can check him out here.

There's no cover. We just ask that you make a donation to cover the small costs of the event. All the rest will go to Spread the Net.

We're looking forward to hoisting a glass with old friends and new friends, so please feel free to come.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The North Bay Nugget

The North Bay Nugget (my hometown paper) was kind enough to write an article about our trip. You can read it here. It captures our motivation pretty well, I think. 

Monday, June 2, 2008

Spreading the net in America

The NY Times has a great article today on mosquito net charities in America. You can read it here. I thought the article quite aptly captured why mosquito nets make for such effective philanthropy. First, they are affordable. Second, they work. Third, they do so in very understandable quantities.

If you've visited our site but not caught up on exactly what we're raising money for, check out these posts. Keep well and keep looking ahead.
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