Zamzows Charity Dinner

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TransRockies Quest 888 (Quest #8)

  • 6 months (May to October 2013)

  • 10 trail running, mountain biking, road running and road biking events

  • Completing over 888 race kilometres

In January, I wrote about meeting Glenda Zamzow and her son, Marcus at a book signing at Crowfoot Chapters. It resulted in them putting together a plan to try and complete 10 events in 2013 and raise $25,000 for Right To Play. Well, here we are in May and I want to bring you up to date on what's been happening. On January 19th Glenda and her eldest son, Derek, along with 373 other hockey players, took part in Hockey Quest 500. Not only that, during the event they sold cup cakes donated by Twisted Tortes and raised $300.

On February 9th Glenda and Marcus headed up to Edmonton to complete in the Birkbeiner cross country ski event. Marcus skied further than he had ever gone before and completed 55kms. Unfortunately, March 17th disaster struck. The family were getting ready to start the Rocky Mountain Ski Challenge, Family Ski Day in Canmore, when Marcus slipped on some ice and broke his arm in two places, so he was unable to compete.

On March 30th Glenda entered the Canmore Ski Fest. Her plan was to try and ski 90kms in the 12 hour allowed. She headed off and didn't stop. By the time the clock hit 12 hours, she had covered an amazing 111 kms.

The family have a number of events planned for the rest of the year. These include: June 22nd, trail run at the North Face Rundles Revenge; June 30th, trail run at the Fernie Ultra; July 20th, Banded Peak Challenge and the 24 hours of Adrenaline mountain bike event; August 25th, Run at the Ranch (Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park); September 21st, trail run at the Canadian Rockies Heli Run and December 31st, The 4th Annual Marathon Quest 250 Run / Walk.

Right To Play's motto is "Look after yourself, look after one another". It's great to see a family taking this to heart and trying to make a difference. Will they be able to complete all the events and raise the $25,000? Who knows? But at least they've decided to "Give it a go". In life you don't have to do a lot, you just have to do something.

So far the Zamzow's have raised $3,447.05 so there's still along way to go. If you'd like to support this amazing family, the "Zamzow Family Charity Dinner, Auction and Dance" is being held on Saturday June 8th at the Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre. There are two bands, great food, silent and live auctions plus an excellent guest speaker (who also writes this column for the Eagle) and fun for all the family.

If you would like tickets please go to www.zamzowchallenge.com. It will be a night to remember.

Quote of the Day

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake.The great affair is to move."

Robert Louis Stevenson

Derek, in red, playing during Hockey Quest 500.

Derek

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