Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Friends at ParticipACTION

Hi guys,

I had a "not-so-hot" day today at work and was quite pleased to get home!! Anyway, I picked up my mail and started opening the letters/bills/etc....Well, buried within all the bills and junkmail was a little card from one of the people from ParticipACTION. I must say, I was so pleasantly surprised when I opened it. It was a simple note congratulating me on being selected by OttawaLifeMagazine as one of their Top 50 in the Capital!! Wow!! I just thought that was so very sweet. These are busy, important people and yet they take the time to remember little old me....I am just so appreciative and it was signed "Your friends at ParticpACTION"!! Amazing! I would have never thought that all this would be going on as a result of my weightloss journey!! Wow!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Special thanks to Katherine J!! :)

This isn't the first time either, the President and CEO of ParticipACTION, Kelly Murumets also sent me a personal "Thank You" card for participating in the ParticipACTION SunLife Inspire the Nation Tour (Check it out here). Here are a few pics from that event. It was so much fun!!

(Click on the picture to get a better look)
That's me on stage with ParticipACTION President & CEO Kelly Murumets, SunLife Financial Regional VP Josée Dixon and Olympian Sue Holloway!!!

Me, telling my story to the crowd (and media) :0)

A little jump-rope action ( Go Josée!!) and lastly, the four of us making our Inspire video which you can check out here along with a lot of others!!

Anyway, I know that a lot (actually most) of this media attention coming my way has to do with my affiliation with ParticipACTION and I am so thankful and honoured!!

Anyway, that's it...just wanted to express a little gratitude!! THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU AT PARTICIPACTION!! Keep on keeping on!! You guys rock!! Thanks again for all the support, it really does mean a lot to me!!
Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)


Anonymous said...

Sorry you had a not-so-hot day at work.


Sean Anderson said...

That is awesome! You've got to feel on top of the world!!

I couldn't be happier for you! You deserve every single bit you're receiving...and by the way---I think this is only the very beginning!!!! You know that's right!

My best always

Fat[free]Me said...

What a lovely acknowledgement. It sounds like a great thing to be involved with and I hope it has inspired lots of people to get out there and get moving (and have FUN)!

So glad to have found your blog, BTW - and well done on losing 60lbs!

South Beach Steve said...

I hate it that your day at work was not the best, but it sure ended well! :-)

Losing it in Vegas said...

OMG girl, you are amazing. I have plenty of reading to do to catch up with your blog, but the progress pics speak volumes!

You deserve this. What you are doing is life changing and hard, but very rewarding. It's nice when someone outside of your circle of friends and family acknowledge that!