1/18/2016 0 Comments
Holy Smokes, It's 2016!
As 2015 came to a close, we held another radiothon at RED FM to raise funds for the Calgary Health Trust. This year’s project was a naming opportunity for the new women’s health ward currently under construction at the Peter Lougheed Centre. With enough funds raised, the main triage area will be named the “Mai Bhago Triage Area” in honour of a tremendous woman who represents courage and strength amongst other great qualities in the Sikh religion. In 1 day, we managed to raise over $300,000.00 which brought us to about 1/2 of the target required for the project, however we envisioned this opportunity to be a 2 year commitment so we are on track. As far as the logistics were concerned, the radiation was extremely smooth both from a technical and performance perspective on-air.
The Pedersen family braved some cold weather and had our annual Christmas photo session outdoors this year at Nose Creek Park. As usual, Amber did some amazing research and found a great photographer. Without Amber, I’m not sure that we would ever get family photos taken and every time we get them developed, I realize just how important they are. (Thanks baby <3)
Coltrane had his very first Christmas concert ever this year thanks to his preschool. The kids all went up on a stage and performed about 5 carols and Coltrane even played the bongos. It was one of those moments that I will never forget.
Once again, we went to Vancouver for our Christmas vacation and had a blast. We arrived in the evening on Christmas Eve and spent that night and Christmas morning at my parent’s house but jumped between both sets of parents over the 9 day window. Every time I visit BC I go on the most epic runs and this year was no exception. I managed to run almost 50k over our time there, if there is anything about BC that I miss, it is family, friends and RUNNING! I get out for a run in Alberta whenever we have a decent chinook but it is just not the same.
Now that we’re back in Alberta and have successfully recovered from our Christmas vacation, we are back into into the grind, both at home and at work. The CRTC has opened a call for radio licenses in Edmonton, so we are busy putting together a license application for another station. This project is going to make for an extremely busy 3 months ahead of us until we reach the submission deadline in April.
Lastly, we are registering Coltrane for Kindergarten this week. The time has finally come and we could not be happier for Cole, he is extremely prepared to take the next step. Coltrane is very social and intelligent, he will excel in school and make us proud!
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