The annual Big Bike Ride for the Heart and Stroke Foundation is also set to roll this Sunday, Sept. 17. I’ve been on the Big Bike before and I’m looking forward to riding on the Big Bike again this year. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a red bike with 30 seats, 60 pedals and its a lot of fun to take out for a spin. The ride begins at 10:30 a.m. and the route starts and ends at the George Traditional House. When the ride concludes at 1 p.m., a BBQ will follow at the George Traditional House.
We rounded up some tubes and went for a float down the Sheep River. We figured it would take 2.5 to three hours to float down from the pumphouse west of town to the Lions campground in Okotoks. My sister, brother-in-law and their kids came along for the adventure.
Saying that children grow up fast is such a cliché that its hard to take the statement seriously but I’m really feeling it this year. My oldest is off to junior high and I’m asking myself; “How did we get here already?” It’s a funny thing because it doesn’t seem that long ago that I was in junior high. I remember being nervous going into that first day of Grade 7. Once I got there and saw all of my friends and met my wonderful homeroom teacher the nerves faded away.
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