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Join me 6:30 tonight at Emma's in Burlington with Team Diabetes

Imagine running through the historic streets of Edinburgh, Scotland as part of an amazing team of fellow Canadians - Team Diabetes. Come out tonight at 6:30 to an information session at Emma's Back Porch on Old Lakeshore Road in Burlington to find out more about all the events around the world that you can participate in as part of this program. Even if you have never run before you can do this!

Team Diabetes participants:

• Walk or run a full or half marathon or shorter distance race at exciting Canadian and international events
• Hike awe-inspiring destinations
• Ride at top mountain biking and cycling events in Canada

Team Diabetes members receive the following benefits in exchange for their fundraising efforts. Fundraising amounts vary based on type of event and destination.

• Guaranteed race registration
• Accommodation and round-trip airfare*
• Airport transfers
• Welcome reception, pre-race pasta dinner ...

Run with me in Scotland for Team Diabetes

Whatever your story, whatever your motivation, together we can make a difference by supporting the over 9 million Canadians living with Diabetes or prediabetes while staying healthy and having fun. I am running my very first half marathon with Team Diabetes - something I never would have though possible. My wife Kelly has been an inspiration to me... she has competed in 15 marathons including 4 Boston Marathons. Kelly has seen how diabetes has impacted members of our family and that is one of the reasons she maintains an active lifestyle while encouraging me to do the same. She will be joining me for this amazing event next May and so can you! Go to www.teamdiabetes.ca or ask my pal Donnaany questions you have.
  • Return airfare from a designated, gateway city
  • Four nights of accommodation in Edinburgh
  • Three, on-site Team D functions
  • Online training
  • Guaranteed event entry
  • Team tech shirt
  • ...

Join me in Edinburgh Scotland with Team Diabetes

I am going to do something remarkable.  Something that will change my life ... and I want you to join me for a life adventure that helps a great cause. I am going to be running in Scotland with Team Diabetes next May and you can too! This will be my first event for this important cause so why not join me and challenge yourself, get active and raise funds for the 9 million Canadians living with diabetes and prediabetes. The Edinburgh Marathon Festival-- taking place in May 2014 -- has something for walkers and runners alike. You don’t have to be an athlete to sign up. There’s something for all fitness levels: you can choose between a 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon.  

Sign up with Team D, raise funds, and in return for your efforts, you will receive:

  • Return airfare from a designated, gateway city
  • Four nights ...

Sunni and Hayes Show Interview with Treena & Tennille about the Amazing Race Canada

Treena Ley and Tennille Dorrington are competing in The Amazing Race Canada, premiering tonight at 9 on CTV. The Hamilton twins stopped by this morning for a chat with Sunni and Tom. Have a listen!

Holly Park's Ultimate Brownies

A rainy start to your long Canada Day Weekend? No worries - my daughter Holly has a great recipe for Ultimate Brownies! Just follow the instructions in this video we put together...

Barbeque Fish This Weekend

I love everything cooked on the barbeque. Steak, pork chops & tenderloin, chicken(including yummy Beer Can Chicken), lamb chops and of couse your dogs, burgers and sausages. For a long time I resisted cooking fish on the grill until I talked to a guy at a fish counter and he said to just cook the fish on top of lemon slices in a foil pouch. It worked great! I did it a few times that way mostly with salmon. Then I decided to switch things up a bit and here is the method you will find in the video(shot it last night and it was DELICIOUS). Special thanks to my lovely wife Kelly who was my assistant director.

So here's what you do:

Slice oranges and place them on foil sprayed with canola oil.
Rinse and place fish(in this case, tilapia) on top of orange slices.
Squeeze some orange juice ...

Fit for Life

About a year and a half ago I heard about this adventure race called the Tough Mudder. At a Christmas party I mentioned it to a friend. "13 miles of mud, obstacles, ice cold water and electric shocks - if you do it, I'll do it!" Yeah I know, dumb. I was committed. The only problem? I was in bad shape. So in January of last year I started training with Certified Personal Trainer Taylor Jarvis in Burlington. I worked my butt off and last August our K-Lite Team completed the Tough Mudder Toronto course at Mt. St. Louis Moonstone. It was a great feeling of accomplishment but after it was over my training slowly waned. I started 2013 without much of a workout plan at all. Now that the good weather is here I have decided to make fitness a part of my daily routine again. So - where ...

Amazing Dogs Helping Canadians

On the weekend I visited the open house at the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides facility in Oakville. This little guy is in training to become a helper to assist a Canadian with a medical or physical disability. It was amazing to watch what these dogs can do - and Lions Foundation trains these dogs at no charge to the Canadians who need them.
More details here: http://www.dogguides.com

Happy Earth Day!

The Pale Blue Dot is  a photograph of Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers from Earth. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny dot (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of astronomer Carl Sagan. In this video he reflects on our little planet...

102 minutes of music to kick off your workday!

I love being part of the Sunni and Hayes Morning Show and that is not going to change ... but I am thrilled to be your new host 9 to noon every weekday here on k-lite. Every show will start with 102 minutes of commercial-free music to get your workday started with all your favourite tunes. I hope you will join me - we are going to have a great time!