Tuesday, August 25, 2009

No reason to be bored.

So what is happening here in the Upper Kennebecasis valley in the next little while? Well let me see...

Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta - Sussex, NB - September 11-13th.
I always enjoy this colorful event. It always seems to bring friends and family together for a last hurrah of summer. There is always lots to see and do, even if the balloons aren't in the air.

TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up - Kennebecasis River - September 19th
The staff of the The Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee is planning a party around this annual, nation wide, shoreline clean-up. There will be prizes, food, and fun, not to mention some great work cleaning trash out of our scenic rivers. Challenge your municipal council to get involved, challenge your neighbor. The KWRC wants to clean up 5km of stream this fall and with your help this will be an easy task.

After your done helping clean the rivers you can stop by and visit the booths at:

The Atlantic Hunting and Fishing Expo - Sussex, NB - September 18-20
This event will put all you need for outdoor adventure under one roof. Demonstrations, door prizes, and great conversation. If you like hunting and fishing or simply want to learn more about them, this is the place to be. The Sussex Fish and Game have worked hard and have made this event a huge success.

So there is no reason to fear the end of summer here in this beautiful province. September brings lots of activity and color to the landscape. I hope you can get out and wander and hopefully find yourself in a great place.

I thought too that with fall coming I would show you a nice pic of some fall colors.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Family Addition

Well I have been really busy lately. That is no excuse though for not keeping my blog active. My life though has been crazy busy with lots of excitement. Most of that brought on by the birth of our second child. My wife and I are very happy to have added a healthy daughter to our family. Many of my macho friends asked me "So what are you gonna do with a daughter?" I didn't even hesitate when I answered "Teacher her to bait her own line."

I am looking forward to camping with both of our children. Our 4yr old son will be a pro by next summer and eager to teach his younger sister lots. Camping has always been a bonding experience for many families. No matter your family's skill, everyone can bond while out camping.

Ohh...I gotta go tend to a crying baby girl. Stay tuned though and I will provide a few family camping tips.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Step it up a notch

Well, as you may have read in an earlier blog I was recently recognized for my efforts in enviornmental awareness. Well I've decided that I have to step it up a notch. For sometime I have been reading about "One Million Acts of Green" in fact I had posted a link to it on an FB Group we created at work. I never made the leap to actually join the effort as I was a bit skeptical about its actual impact. Recently my thoughts about this site though changed. I started thinking that it doesn't really have to be measuring real reductions as long as people are at least becoming more aware of their potential to minimize their impacts.

I encourage you to take a look at the site and join in. You might be surprised to see how simple it is to reduce your green house gas emmissions.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thanks for noticing :)

It feels good to be recognized for your work from time to time. This weekend I was very honored to accept an NB Merit Award for my efforts in Environmental Awareness and Conservation. I want to thank the Town of Sussex for this award and thank my family too for their ongoing support. It was really cool to be acknowledged in this manner and something that I never really expected.
Thanks again.