I don’t particularly like hockey and I sure don’t own a hockey stick. But I am a proud Canadian and a proud, sensitive person and the #SticksOutForHumboldt movement is getting me right in the feels. Today, as I am scanning through Twitter and Instagram, looking at all the photos of the hockey sticks (and a couple boat paddles) and a few headsets and microphones, leaning up against the doorways of people all across Canada, across the U.S.A. and across the world, I am reminded of how small a world this is.
This symbolic gesture to #putyoursticksout, ‘because the boys might need them,’ picked up steam after an emotional vigil Sunday evening at Elger Petersen Arena in Humboldt, the home of the Broncos.
In honour of the 15 Humboldt Broncos players and support staff killed in the tragic bus accident on April 6, in Saskatchewan, put your stick out.
Black rights activist Viola Desmond to be 1st Canadian woman on $10 bill
From the cbc
I work at night. While everyone else is asleep. During that time, I can do things that are definitely un-work related, like watch TV.
Last night I watched the movie, Shallow Hal. It was good. I enjoyed it. It came out in 2001 but I had never seen it.
As I always do after watching a movie, TV show or documentary- I look it up on the computer when I get home. The internet can be a wonderful thing! I check out the actors in the movies, other things they have done. I look up a location or whatever else relates to whatever it was that I watched on TV.
So, when searching Shallow Hal on google, I just went to Wikipedia. There is always a list of actors, so I checked out a few that I hadn't heard of and the young boy who played Young Hal is Sasha Joseph Neulinger. His history and what he is doing with his life now is fascinating to me!!
He was abused as a very young child and is now making a documentary called Rewind to Fast-Forward which is an autobiographical film about his life surviving multi-generational sexual abuse, which will have a lot of home video of his childhood.
I found his TEDx Talk. He is such a brave, smart, articulate young man!
I find this whole thing sad and interesting at the same time.
I look forward to watching this upcoming documentary!
I am an RN. I have been for almost 27 years. I belong to the facebook group ShowMeYourStethoscope. It is founded and organized by Janie Garner.
She started it because of the comments on The View a while back. You know the ones.
Janie and her team have managed to unite Nurses all over the world.
She has done a boatload of good things- especially around Christmas.
Another good thing is she has organized is a bottled water drive for Flint, Michigan.
If you don't know what is happening in Flint, please Google it.
You can check out Janie's blog post here.
You can donate water to Flint here.
Help if you can.
Share the link far and wide.
Together, we can do it.
#SMYSofficial #FlintWaterCrisis #ShowMeYourStethoscope. #nursesUnite
Me? Canadian, writer, RN, crafter, Girl Guide Leader, Red Hatter, 3-dog owner, photographer, geocacher, cool Mom, and all around FUN and FUNNY person!