The 2019 ATV Ride for Mom Thanks You…

Hello and a big thank you to everyone who came out including rider’s, sponsors, vendors and volunteers for the 4th Annual ATV Ride for Mom. We greatly appreciate your desire to support CancerCare Manitoba while enjoying a day on the trail. In talking with riders through the day they said the parking went without a hitch, registration was a breeze and the trail was amazing. So thank you to the riders for letting us know what you liked or didn’t. We want to hear from you to make the event bigger and better next year so we need to know what you want.

It’s very clear we made a big mistake for lunch and we whole heartedly apologize for the long line and wait for the lunch. We have never had that before so we absolutely know how to fix it and we will.  Everyone was so patient and said the delay was ok. We know it’s absolutely not right and you all were too gracious to complain. Next year we will give you a great lunch with little wait to no wait the way it has been before. We will refine a plan before the next ride and we will report back to you.  We know we have to provide additional enjoyment to make it up to you.

Our ride was much bigger than last year in numbers and especially donations and money raised for CCM.

Sponsors dollars supporting $6600
Money collected for CCM  still coming in… $20,000
Riders attending 411
Passengers attending 235
Volunteers sponsors & vendors 55
People in attendance 701

We are truly excited about the big increase in collections as that’s the point of this entire event to raise more money for CCM every year. So congratulations to all the riders collecting pledges, volunteers making this happen, and all our sponsors’ that made this event possible!

Most sincerely
Eastman ATV Association
Donald C. Eidse
President

Photo Frame Contest Winner

The winner of the $200.00 Princess Auto Gift card is shared by the 2 individuals in the foreground of this picture. If this is you, email a selfie along with your contact information to ggowryluk@eastmanatv.com and we will get the prize to you.

Our Mom’s Story – Let Faith be Bigger than Your Fears

My name is Laurie Waldron.  I am a lifetime Winnipegger, active mom to my 23-year-old son Mathew, and I have been fortunate to work for IG Wealth Management for 30 years.

EVEN MOMMIES MISS THEIR MOMMIES

My story begins at the age of 14.  I was young, naïve and didn’t have a care in the world.  This is when I first learned that my mother had ovarian cancer.  I was on a summer trip with my parents and they both told me while we were driving to our destination.  Of course, at that age, I wasn’t quite sure what that was, but I knew it wasn’t good.

I lost my mother to this disease 6 years later when I was 20 years old.  What I witnessed and learned during those six years was how strong my mother was.  She went through so much and fought so hard but during this whole time, handled the situation with such grace.  When I look back at our time together, we had many special conversations. We talked about life, my future, what my wants and desires were, if I wanted to marry and have children, go to school or what I thought my professional life would turn out to be.  It was important to her to hear that and I now realize how important it was for me to tell her.  She told me about her mother, my grandmother who I never met.  My mother lost her own mother to ovarian cancer as well when she was about 30 years old.  She teared up and said to me, ‘Even mommies miss their mommies sometimes’. I now understand exactly what that meant – I now feel that way too.

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