A local knitting group has joined a Canada-wide initiative to knit and crochet toques for the Syrian refugees coming to Canada. The Lethbridge group is aiming for 250 toques total. the current tally is 118 toques, 29 cowls and scarves, and 6 pairs of mittens. I've knit seven toques to date and have a few more in the works.
I nominated the Piggyback Poutinerie for the Taking Care of Business Downtown Champion Award. In addition to looking after our stomachs with their delicious poutine, Dylan and Wendy are always looking out for Lethbridge's furry friends. They fundraise for organizations like Prairie Pitbull Rescue, and always have fresh water available for hot puppies in the summer.
I have volunteered to help out at the Feb 27-28 Human Foosball Tournament which aims to raise $50,000 to support Albertans living with Alzheimer's Disease. They might make me a referee.... I have a LOT of studying up to do. (What is foosball???)
Edit Feb 22 - Just got the news that the tournament is cancelled due to lack of participants. How sad!