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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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New Video Short of Run Without Borders

Last Friday, I went out to beautiful Point Pleasant Park with Bill McEwan to film a short video clip to promote Run Without Borders and my Love4Gambia campaign.  I must admit, I was quite nervous for the whole experience and … Continue reading

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Every Child Deserves an Education on Health

  I am a strong believer in health promotion.  Health education is one of the most straightforward ways to promote health among a population.  Teach a child about how to ensure they have clean and safe drinking water (and give … Continue reading

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Biting Back: Let’s NOT get Rabies please!

 Ashley here. Let me tell you a few things about rabies. Rabies is a Lyssavirus that is carried in saliva of an infected animal. We often think of rabies coming from dog bites, however less than five percent of Rabies cases … Continue reading

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Hug Trees, Not Toilets!

Being Erin’s travel companion to Gambia in 2007, I already know all too well what can happen to a young healthy woman when travelling throughout a country far from home… On our last adventure, Erin became very ill with Typhoid Fever, … Continue reading

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Rain Day!

THIS is rain!  This is the Bakau School yard and that bucket is floating. Gambia, July 2007. Today is a sweet snow day for me.  I’m fondly remembering “rain days” in The Gambia.  I’ll be hoping for the rain this … Continue reading

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NSGA Summer School, 2007

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