By Cynthia Hyde, Motorcycle Awareness Ride Committee Secretary
Sunday, May 15 was an absolutely amazing day! Hundreds of bikes converged at the Grey Eagle Casino parking lot in support of Wood’s Homes Stepping Stones Program in Fort McMurray and the Memorial Ride for Bob Kane, Walt Healy and Roger Hyde.
Lynn Rhoddy is program manager at our Stepping Stones program in Fort McMurray. On May 3, she and more than 80,000 others were evacuated due to the 85,000 hectare wildfire threatening to overwhelm the city. Since evacuating, Lynn has traveled south to share her experience, as well as speak at the 25th annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride, where 100% of the money raised will go to Fort McMurray. This is what Lynn had to say.
By Beth MacLeod, Practicum Student
It was a gorgeous, sunny, March day in San Diego. The 25 degree heat was tempered by a soft ocean breeze and for the first time in months I let go of the nervous anticipation I had been holding. Then my phone rang. Was this the call I had been waiting on? Continue reading
By Carol Steen, Lethbridge Gala Dinner Emcee
Since 2005, Wood’s Homes has hosted a Lethbridge Gala Dinner in the spring of each year. The event is theme-based (think Cinderella, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, etc.) with decorations hung from wall-to-wall, coupled with great food and live entertainment. It’s an event people look forward to every year.
By Melonie Bonnell, Wood’s Homes Administrative Assistant
Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series will remember that clever catch phrase Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy used to continuously remind his shipmates and dear Captain that he was a Doctor and not an engineer, bricklayer, mechanic and yes, even an elevator. But one thing was certain, no matter the task he was there to help and get things done, save the day, etc. all so they could continue to explore the final frontier for another day.