Environment Canada has this to say about Saturday's forecast. 

 

On the bright side, at least we're leaving Kelowna at 3 am. We should be in Merritt by around 10 am, and the Saturday forecast there is only "periods of rain."

If anyone knows a good sun dance (or at least some kind of "rain rain go away" dance, go for it! 

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Did you know that Abhi's doing his PhD in mechatronics systems engineering at SFU Surrey? He's just been profiled on their website.

Abi told us his story: 

I landed in Vancouver Summer 2010, in order to pursue my PhD at SFU. Later that year, I received extra income through a scholarship. I was wonderning what best to do with it: travel to my dream place or accept the offer to join the West Vancouver Cricket Club (my first love) or buy a thinkpad with the latest core i7 processor or contribute to my community. 

It took few more days to decide. I looked around and asked what can I contribute to the present community. It struck me: Why not volunteer for a cancer fundraiser? I looked at a few cancer fundraising events notably the Seattle ride and ride2survive. I thought that I'd have to be crazy to bike that distance, because I haven't even pedaled one stroke before on a road or mountain bike.

Oh well there is always first time for everything in life. I lread and watched all about the bike events, and felt in my heart that ride2survive is where I had to be.

The purpose was huge, and it took a while to digest and feel comfortable within to be a part of this event. This led to my first ride2survive in 2011.

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I am continually amazed by the R2S family. As a first year rider, I've received coaching, encouragement, support, inspiration and much more from my all R2S family members, both riders and crew. I am thankful for being able to share this experience with all of you.

 

This afternoon I was amazed by my family. As I pulled up to my house, I saw that my kids had set up a lemonade stand to raise money to fight evil. I quickly found out that they had put in a 3.5 hour shift and they had raised $101.24.

 

7 Days, 8 Hours... I can't wait.

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