Lao Walkathon and Pincher Creek Oktoberfest

Thought it was about time to do an update on some of the recent fundraisers.

 

Lao "Walkathoners" Andy, Greg, Shannon, Ben, and David. John joined the walk for the last couple of days.

Lao "Walkathoners" Andy, Greg, Shannon, Ben, and David. John joined the walk for the last couple of days.

 

Here is a brief report from Andy about the Lao walkathon:

The walk was relatively uneventful. We had a support team who carried our stuff and picked us up in the evening and took us back to our guesthouse. Everyone enjoyed it and remained in good spirits the whole time despite blisters and sore limbs.

Every morning we set off at 5:30 and walked until about 11:00. After lunch we rested/collapsed into bed for a few hours. Beginning again at about 4:00, we walked for a few more hours until it was time for some good food and a few of the Lao brewery’s finest before hitting the sack.

On day 5 we stumbled into Vientiane looking bedraggled and rather pathetic, but still victorious. A massive Thank You! to Anna and Chan who formed our support team and saved us from dragging along heavy backpacks.

 

Good work team! Walking for five minutes in the Lao heat and humidity is enough to drench my shirt. I can only imagine what walking for 5 days and 156 km would be like. You guys really earned your Beer Lao’s!

Many thanks to the walkathon donors including: 
– Department of Education, Umea University
– Inge Van Dijk
– Erik Haggqvist
– Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia
– Andrea Wilson

 

 

Friends of Boun Lod from the Pincher Creek Rotary Club.

Friends of Boun Lod from the Pincher Creek Rotary Club.

At their Thursday, Oct 16 luncheon meeting, the Pincher Creek Rotary Club presented the Boun Lod Fund with a cheque for the proceeds from their Oktoberfest. The $2550 cheque is most welcome and much appreciated. Thanks again Rotary Club for your help and support!

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