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Rio, here I come!

In 1 day, 2 hours, 19 minutes and 35 seconds I will be anxiously waiting for the “go” signal from the control tower for us to high tail it outta here! This trip will knock one more continent off the list leaving only Antarctica for me… which will be a challenge, I admit, however I…



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Off again

Feeling great – back to the airport soon! Next week I’m off to Germany for a quick work trip, only a couple days, but looking forward to seeing Frankfurt a bit. Never had a chance to visit when I was in Germany before, I was only in Berlin, but I really enjoyed my time there…



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State of the Union address

My fellow… right. Not the President. Oh well. Hello! I realized recently that I haven’t added much to the blog recently and I felt a bit like writing tonight. You know sometimes you just get in the mood, so that’s where I am. I can’t promise this will be terribly interesting, but then I also…



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What does it take?

I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated over the past couple of months with the narrative regarding refugees and this ridiculous word being thrown around – “migrant”. Let’s turn to our old friend Webster for the definition. a person who goes from one place to another especially to find work Thanks Webster. I had the honour of…



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Sup?

It’s been a while! So this is going to be a bit of a whirl wind post. Since we last talked I’ve been a bit busy – it’s been a really fun summer. This may sound a bit ridiculous (I’ve gotten some glares at the office), but after Alaska I went into a “what’s next” kind…



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Further food aid cuts to Syrian refugees

This morning I learned that due to funding shortfalls, the World Food Program, a UN agency, is forced to make additional food cuts to Syrian refugees – exactly like the ones that we met in Jordan pictured above. As we celebrate Canada Day here, many with BBQ’s, parties and fireworks, there are hundreds of thousands…



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Next stop… Alaska!

If you’ve ever met me, or spent any time reading anything I’ve ever posted, you may have gotten the impression that I like to travel. So it it is with extreme pleasure that I’m now prepping myself for our family cruise next week to Alaska!!!! We are now 11 days away from embarkation, but only…



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World Refugee Day 2015

With World Refugee Day right around the corner I wanted to take a minute (short post, I swear!) to remind you of the great needs that exist, and give you the opportunity to get to know some refugees and their stories. At IKEA we created this video based on our experiences in Jordan… Real quick…




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Providing light and hope for thousands

To say that it’s been an amazing week would be a drastic understatement. Thinking of everything that we’ve learned in the past three days alone is mind blowing – and this is only the beginning. This week we got to learn about the many ways that the IKEA Foundation contributes to the lives of thousands…



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Decompressing the experience of a lifetime

It’s 3:37am, and I just boarded an airplane to take me from Jordan to Romania. This part of my experience has come to an end. But I’m getting ahead of myself, aren’t I? We had the morning to ourselves, as we were going to leave for the camp later in the afternoon because we had…



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