Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Provincial Qualifiers

Larry skied this Monday, with the luck-o-the-Irish giving him BIG GREEN LUCK!  A bunch of us came out to watch him, and the other local Special Olympics Ski Team members, tear up the slopes at Snow Valley.  They bells were ringing for everyone!  

We are all ready excited to start the journey, hopefully, to gold again!  Next year Provincials are in Grande Prairie, the following year the Canada Games are in Newfoundland, and then World's in 2017 in Austria!  Let the games begin!!

Ailee and Grace going in for a hug





Some of Larry's cheer team!

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Gathering of the Clan

We had a wonderful time at the Campbell Family Reunion this year.  Here are a few pictures we had to share.  I'm so proud of Ailee doing her Irish jig with her dad.  See my other post for more about Larry too.

See Ailee do her jig here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIQtKnw5jXI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Larry speaks to his Campbell Clan

We were so lucky to be able to attend the 2013 Campbell Family Reunion in Regina.  A huge thank you to everyone that helped organise and make it such a good event.  Larry was honoured by the Clan with an amazing introduction,  "Scotland The Brave" blazing on the bagpipes as he entered and the chance to share his story with everyone.   He was as well sooken as ever and wore his medals with pride.   Funny enough he has a cousin who is even taller than he is!  Larry is just not used to that!  It was an amazing weekend and I cherished being abke to catch up with my family.  It made me so proud to be a Campbell. 
(See the previous post for more pictures)
 
 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Larry's Journey


We are heading out to the Campbell Family Reunion and Larry was asked to give a little talk about his journey to Korea.  I made a little presentation to show everyone just what an epic and amazing journey it has been.  Click HERE to see the presentation.

None of this would have been possible without the love and support of so many amazing and generous people.  Thank you for making Larry's dream come true.



The Green Campbell's at the last reunion.
Oh, and because it's awesome and I am showing it at the reunion here is Larry's pre-Korea PUMP UP video!!  THUNDERSTRUCK!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

SO Art

Larry gave a great speech and showed off his "bling" in support of a new memorial in St.Albert in honour of the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.



Friday, May 31, 2013

Art Legacy

Larry will be giving a speech for the unveiling of a piece of art made in dedication of the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. 

Please join us!

City of St. Albert Art Legacy
2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

Friday, June 14, 2013
1:30 to 2:30pm
Kingswood Park, St. Albert, Alberta

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Too Big Too Fast Too Soon

Support PDD (People with Developmental Disabilities) as they fight to keep their funding! Larry lives independently but humbly and the government has proposed drastic cuts to his funding. Help him and other's like him live a normal life and have the support they vitally need.

Sign the petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/reverse-cuts-to-pdd-in-alberta/

"The PC government’s 2013 budget cut $42 million dollars in funding from
community access programs for persons with developmental disabilities.

This government is being shamelessly dishonest when it tells families of
disabled Albertans that outcomes for their loved ones can be improved by
cutting $42 million dollars in supports. These cuts mean that not only will many Albertans with disabilities lose support to attend community programs, but many will lose essential services."

Join the rally today at noon at the Alberta Legislature

See more via the Lo-Se-Ca Foundation's site
http://losecafoundation.wordpress.com/tag/edmonton-region/

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Skiing with a Legend!

On March 25th our Special Olympian turned 35 and we celebrated by going on the Magic Bus to Marmot for the day.  I had such an awesome time with my brother and he was a bit of a rock star on our trip.  No surprise   On the bus they announced his achievements in Korea and that it was his birthday and the people cheered for him.  It also came up a lot (somehow??!!) that Larry won two bronze medals for SO Canada in Korea whenever we were on the chair lift with new people or relaxing in the lodge.  He sure oozes charisma!

As I we hit the first run and I followed my brother down the mountain I swear I heard my dad shout "Dontcha know you're skiing with a LEGEND!!"  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARRY!!






Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Round II on Alberta Primetime

Larry rocked another interview with Alberta Primetime this week!!  He was eloquent and funny and as inspirational as ever.  Watch the video and enjoy!