Sunday, October 20, 2019

An open letter to Jonathan Torchia and his Indomitable Crew

Dear Jonathan and Crew;

Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lach ... humans plan, God laughs.... an ancient, yet entirely appropriate, Yiddish adage.  The eight annual WFPS Half Marathon did not go as planned.  In a fit of fury Old Ma Nature decimated 10 months of your crew's planning and hard work.  This unprecedented climate event lay waste to your dreams and left an entire  community disappointed and stunned with disbelief. 

We cannot imagine the stress and disappointment you experienced in the days leading up to the decision to cancel the event. 

The City of Winnipeg wisely cancelled the event out of concern for the safety of participants. We get it, but wow, the scale of disappointment is wide and cuts deep.  

Jonathan you have kept your head high and have displayed full frontal leadership in the face of such dire adversity. You have publicly supported the City and have embraced the immense suck while many would have curled up into the fetal position. You are a leader.

Bravo to you Jonathan and Crew.  You have done well by us.  You make us proud and we offer our full support. We wait with baited breath for the 9th annual in 2020.

It is a good day to be alive,

Mike and .....

Ted's Run for Literacy Race Crew
The WPS Half Marathon Team
David Hooper RD Great Grain Relay
Ashley Wilson RD, Run For the Burn
Dennis Cunningham RD Frostbite River Run
Leigh Patterson RD Duck and Run 
Vern Barrett RD Huntington Heroes 
Dave Lipchen RD East St. Paul Canada Day Run and Riding Mountain Half Marathon
Michelle Froese RD, Boyne Book It Fun Run
Dwayne Olson RD, Hecla Hal Marathon
Leigh Patterson RD, Duck and Run
Melanie Wall RD Treherne Half Marathon
Daria Hyworon RD Lindon Woods Fall Classic
Krista Waring, President MRA
Kathy Wiens, Executive Director MRA
Aldo Furlan, Board Member MRA 
Chris Walton Event Coordinator, Running Room
Andrew
David
Stephanie
Melissa
David (the other one)
Marilyn
Scott
Bob
Marilyn (the other one)
Junel
Fern
Cynthia
Jim
David (the other, other one)
Natalie
Ayn
Tara
Brenda
Nadine
Lorne
William
Blaine
Jeff
Steve
Terri
Winston
David (the other, other, other one)
Christine
Carly
Shawn
Jonas
Jennifer
Hylin
Julie
Mauricio
Julie
Renee
Carole
Tamara
Genevieve
Cheryl
Gary
Terri-Lee
Shannon
Brandy
Tim
Dale
Shelan
Carolyn
Lorraine
Renee
Carol
Tamara
Genevieve
Cheryl
Garry
Terry-Lee
Shannon
Brandy
Tim
Dale
Shelan
Carolyn
Janet
Jasmine
S. Arden
Corey
Daina
Mark
Jumir
Cazemayor
Josee
Leanne
and many, many more...

No comments: