|Waldo, Intrepid Reporter, and Mickey.... hanging out in Point Douglas.|
Photo credit Bridgette Robinson.
Yes, there's something in the air, I can't quite nail it, but it's lovely and welcoming, sweet and warm. I love this neighbourhood, this race, this spirit, I love it openly with all my heart.
|"This is how we do it in Point Douglas"|
|Point Douglas Women's Resource Centre, 221 Austin|
Run local, you'll feel good.
This 6th annual Point Douglas run is a true gem. The course is grand old Winnipeg riverbank and bridges. We run on mud trails and take short cuts through backyards and back lanes. The police flash their siren and cheer runners from their cruiser. We bring smiles to locals and startle dogs on leash. Children and adults laugh at Waldo and Mickey and wind blown reporters, brides and bananas... and we run, and we laugh deeply from the belly.
My how we laugh.
And we talk.
And we philosophize.
And we are blessed by elder.
And we wonder.
Oh and the food? It's prepared on site by none other than Talia, owner/ operator of The Tallest Poppy another local independent Winnipeg gem. Do you need any more reasons to put this race on your radar! Didn't think so.
|North Point Douglas Women's Centre|
Vision and Mission Statements.
So dear friends, please support your local, not-for-profit running events. They add such texture and colour to our neighbourhoods. And, if you happen to have an extra $20 why not donate it to the North Point Douglas Women's Centre. They really need it and you will feel so damn good. Skip church tomorrow and move your feet.
Yo, it's a good day to be alive.