10 Google News items you DON’T want to see!

30 06 2005

Funny





David Weller is blogging that Scoble has left the building – scratch that.

30 06 2005

Over at his blog, David Weller is blogging that Robert Scoble (tech evangelist for MS – and other things unofficially) has left. 

Hopefully he’ll pop up somewhere cool!

Update:  As a fisherman, I can tell when I’ve been caught:  Hook, Line and Sinker….Ouch.





How much do we know about ourselves?

23 06 2005

The Globe and Mail has a nice Flash based survey, to see how much we know about our fellow Canadians.  Shockingly, I appear to know very little.  I scored 10 out of 20 😦

What about you?





Giant Popsicle Melts – Emergency crews called in.

22 06 2005

One world record down the drain 🙂





Lost Boy Scout Found after 4 days!

22 06 2005

An 11 year old boy had wandered into the mountains around his scout camp in Utah, and apparently became disoriented and lost.  After 4 days of searching, a man searching out of the official search grid found the boy, muddy and tired, standing in the middle of a trail.  I guess someone was looking out for him from above!





Fish For the Future

21 06 2005

Two happy fishermen at the Fish for the Future Event….the little girl in pink wasn’t quite sure what she was going to do with her fish.  She later waved bye-bye to it, and let it go in the river (which most everyone did with their fish)

Last Saturday, I figured I’d go and help out at the Fish for the Future event down at Steveston – London’s Landing to be precise.   Wow….  After getting there at 0900, it was pretty much non-stop activity until I had to go at 1500 (unfortunately not able to help clean up – Sorry Rod), and head off to a wedding.

I’ve found one blog that has a 1st person view on the event – glad to see it was enjoyed.  From what I could see on the people’s faces that fished for their first time (or first time as an adult), I knew they had a good time, but it really is special to read about how it affected people.

There are many more pictures here.

And a discussion of the event here, from a volunteering standpoint.

It was great.  We had about 300 people come through, and hopefully next year, with more booths, we will be able to have more people.  I fear that the little dock can’t handle any more fishermen though, so we might have to limit time spent with rods, to ensure equal opportunity to all.

Thanks Rod for putting it on!





Fish For the Future

21 06 2005

Two happy fishermen at the Fish for the Future Event….the little girl in pink wasn’t quite sure what she was going to do with her fish.  She later waved bye-bye to it, and let it go in the river (which most everyone did with their fish)

Last Saturday, I figured I’d go and help out at the Fish for the Future event down at Steveston – London’s Landing to be precise.   Wow….  After getting there at 0900, it was pretty much non-stop activity until I had to go at 1500 (unfortunately not able to help clean up – Sorry Rod), and head off to a wedding.

I’ve found one blog that has a 1st person view on the event – glad to see it was enjoyed.  From what I could see on the people’s faces that fished for their first time (or first time as an adult), I knew they had a good time, but it really is special to read about how it affected people.

There are many more pictures here.

And a discussion of the event here, from a volunteering standpoint.

It was great.  We had about 300 people come through, and hopefully next year, with more booths, we will be able to have more people.  I fear that the little dock can’t handle any more fishermen though, so we might have to limit time spent with rods, to ensure equal opportunity to all.

Thanks Rod for putting it on!








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