Tag Archives: Charity

1 WEEK TO GO! BANJUL CALLING!

 With my flight less than a week away now, and my first day of running in The Gambia less than ten days away now, I am getting pretty nervous, excited, and squeeley.  EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! With that in mind, I’d thought I’d … Continue reading

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Run Without Borders, Halifax 2013

The inaugural Run Without Borders, Halifax took place this past weekend in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax.  I am happy to announce that the event was a great success!  Approximately 125 people took part in the event, either as volunteers, runners, … Continue reading

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Thanks for your support Mizuno!

I would like to write a quick blog thanking Mizuno for their running apparel donations in support of my run across The Gambia.  I received the package of brand new running clothes to practice and race in about a month … Continue reading

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Welcome Jennifer & Love4Gambia 2013!

By Pa Modou Sarr, Kanifing, The Gambia* with Jennifer Pasiciel, Halifax, NS (*internet connection in The Gambia was too weak to power wordpress so this blog was published by Erin) Pa Modou Sarr from NSGA Gambia here. Having run two … Continue reading

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Thunder, lightning and the best laid plans

You probably expected this post to be sent from Banjul, the Gambia.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  Instead, I am writing this from the airport in Montreal, where I am huddled in a quiet corner, utterly exhausted. I left … Continue reading

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Ubuntu

For many adventurous travellers, a mention of Africa conjures up images of lions, rhino, elephants and antelopes roaming the bush.  We think of stunning sunsets over the savannah that our eyes can soak up, sundowner in hand.  We imagine safaris … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions, Running for a Cause and How You Can Help Keep Kids in The Gambia Alive

Runners tend to be a goal-oriented bunch.  It is for that reason, that I’d venture a guess that many have made a resolution for the new year.  Are you vowing to run more, run faster, run farther, stretch more, run … Continue reading

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Love4Gambia 2012 – The Sequel

On an early November morning, I was having breakfast and browsing Facebook – a part of my typical morning routine before heading to work at my Ottawa government office.   Little did I know that this was not to be a … Continue reading

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Beauty, Humanity + the Opposite

With this blog, I want to share some beautiful writing about the continent of Africa.  I then I want to climb up on a virtual soapbox and protest someone who I believe is using Africa for their own profit. Last … Continue reading

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Aerobics First Sneaker Auction for GO Gambia!

Global Outreach (GO program) is a school twinning program hosted by Run For Life, a Canadian based not-for-profit running organization.  The program links schools in Canada with schools in the developing world.  The overseas school communicates to the Canadian school through … Continue reading

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