Entries by Kathryne Grisim from 11/2012

An Amazing We Day in Manitoba

| Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Impact

I had a spectacular day at my second We Day event in Winnipeg which took place this past Tuesday, October 30, 2012. I was awed and humbled to be in the room with one of the greatest men who has ever lived: Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev.

Learning How to Drink at a Beer and Cheese Party

| Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Living

I was recently invited to attend a "new" spin on an old favourite -- a beer and cheese tasting, as opposed to a traditional wine and cheese party. I say "new" with qualifiers because of course both beer and wine have existed since the beginning of time.

I Volunteer...as a Baby Hugger

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Impact

I often said to myself, when I retire, this is something that I really want to do. And then one day, I thought "what the heck am I waiting for? I could do this right now." So, almost 20 years after my own daughter's hospital stay, I was accepted to be a volunteer "baby hugger." And I am quite sure that I get far more than I give.

Six Benefits of Hanging Out with Toddlers

| Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Living

You might think that with my husband and I being as close as we are to becoming empty-nesters, we would be done hanging out with little ones. Actually the opposite is true. As we get older, we crave our time with the youngest members of our family and the young families that are our friends.

Real Men Like Sheldon Kennedy Speak Out Against Abuse

| Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada Impact

Beyond Borders is an organization which speaks out against child sexual exploitation and it was their 10th anniversary Media Awards. I am aware of the Sheldon Kennedy story in the same detail as most of you, that is, I saw the newscasts that revealed his circumstances -- sexual abuse at the hands of his minor-league coach. I did not know that I would be so moved to hear the details freshly told.