Team Hagkull

"where finishing is winning"

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Abby Tri Preparations Are Underway!

Team Hagkull
So we're less than a month away from our next major event: The 1st Annual Abbotsford Triathlon Festival on July 23rd. After clearing some liability hurdles, we are signed up and registered for the event held near the airport at Albert Dyck Park. The BCTri Association was concerned about our start at the lake. With a flurry of activity including elbows, knees and limbs a flyin' as participants enter the water, Ben's safety was a huge issue (What if the boat capsized? etc.) So as it stands, we will be starting after everyone else, but looking forward to seeing how many we can pass!

ITEM OF INTEREST - Last week while cycling down Camp River Road, I came around a corner and encountered a cougar at the road's edge! Chh-yeah! The Game officer said cougars can travel as much as 30km per day. Although they generally stick to mountain areas, this is not the first sighting of one of these big cats in our area.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The CBS Walk-A-Thon

Team Hagkull
So, we did it! Our family arrived at Sardis Secondary on Saturday ready to tackle many a lap in our effort to support the work of the Canadian Bible Society. What we were not told was that it was a "Run-A-Thon". Not a big deal though. Caleb ended up doing 23 laps (almost 6 miles!) and the rest of us went almost as far. It was great to see Ben tackle many of these laps by himself in his regular chair. A bunch of money was raised for African Audio Bibles as well!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Team Hagkull

Team Hagkull
We're gearing up for a charity walk this weekend out in Sardis. An older gentleman in our church had asked us if he can take Ben around the track to raise funds for the Canadian Bible Society's Annual Walk-a-thon. This year they are raising funds for solar powered audio Bibles (yes, you read it right) in a tribal language where there is not a written Bible yet. It's a marvellous thing that costs $5 each and so we're helping with that effort. Who knows how far we'll walk, but we'll see what Ben is up for.

Friday, June 03, 2005

progress2


progress2
Originally uploaded by pastor of diaster.
written by Penny Lett, photo by Jenna Hauck, both of the Chilliwack Progress Newspaper. This story was in the May 15, 2005 edition.

rcside


rcside
Originally uploaded by pastor of diaster.
Here is the finished product!

Team Hagkull

Team Hagkull
Can things get any better? Team Hagkull has added another major sponsor - New Balance! Dave Wilkins, the NB rep contacted us and has offered Benjamin and I a credit with their company to outfit us for the upcoming season. We travelled to Wenting Cycle in Mission this week to flip through catalogs and have matching shoes on order! I didn't realize that I was a size 13EE, but stable, comfortable shoes will certainly add to our performance.
Not only does New Balance have quality product, their philosophy totally fits with the message we are trying to send. They don't spend a zillion dollars on celebrity endorsements - they put that into research and developments for the everyday athletes. We are psyched to be wearing their shoes and apparel. Welcome to the team New Balance!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Team Hagkull

Team Hagkull
Another sponsor has come on board! Ryders Eyewear has joined the Team Hagkull group by providing our family with sunglasses. They are "uber-cool". Mine have interchangeable lenses (dark, amber and clear) and they are certainly designed with the bike "ryder" (sorry) in mind. Have you ever pedalled hard only to have your eyes tear up because the wind gets at them? Ryders glasses have this extra wing to prevent that from happening. In addition, they have vents in the top to prevent fogging up. Impressive! Welcome Aboard Ryders!