I have a 5-digit membership number at Red River Co-op, attesting to a five-decade relationship that began simultaneously with my career and continues into my retirement years, but its origins go back even further.
My father was a founding member of the Ukrainian Farmers Co-op in Fisher Branch, one of many farming communities in the northern Interlake Region of Manitoba that was first established by immigrants from Eastern Europe. They persevered despite marginal agricultural land and scant infrastructure, missing even year-round roads.
He liked to regale his children with stories of walking six miles to the townsite in the winter months to meet with community members as they sought ways to bring about a member-owned retailer that could truly show how savings could be achieved and shared by participants.
I’m reminded of my father’s efforts whenever I stroll into our modern and convenient local Co-op Store or when I pull up to a Co-op Gas Station, and I like to think that he and countless other now-departed members understand the satisfaction that accompanies a yearly refund cheque.
Red River Co-op, Winnipeg
What an incredible experience today at my very first @canadaarmyrun #halfmarathon ! Words can't even describe the day. From @justinpjtrudeau taking part with his own race, being set off by @johnstanton_runningroom himself and having the honor to run the same route as @ifican.chriskoch an incredibly inspiring adaptive athlete! The cheerleader stations were so motivating, from the young dance groups to the bands playing on the Governor Generals grounds as we ran through! Best sign of the day was the little girl holding a sign telling us to run for wine at the finish line...ironic because with my allergy I would go into anaphylactic shock and die.....lol. Second best sign was a little girl that I high fived twice because apparently touching her sign made you run like a cheetah, she got so excited each time!! The sprinkler systems, the ice and freezes handed out, the sponges at the finish line...were all just heavenly 😊
Last thing to mention was the organizations efficiency from sign up to the finish line. Everything was so smooth and easy flowing. Porta potties everywhere and especially where needed, tons of water stations, traffic well directed...SO well organized! A++ to this event and I look forward to running again next year!! #armyrun#canadaarmyrun#myottawa#ottawa#canda150#fitfam#fitmomma#fitmom#noexcuses#ottawamarathon#whyirun#goals#inspiration#inspired#sundayfunday
I am so honoured to be a part of Nalie's first ever Nalie Show on Saturday September 23 at the St-James Theatre in Montreal.
@nalieagustin is an extraordinary strong woman who is a metastatic breast cancer thriver. @drecavaleri and I may have shown some resiliency on the race but this girl does it day in and day out and all with such positive energy! I can't wait to meet her and all of the other inspiring guests that will be a part of this special evening!
Tickets are 80% sold out so if you're in the Montreal area and would like to attend then get them fast!! @thenalieshow #adamandandrea#amazingracecanada#thenalieshow