What is Father’s Day really about? What is it about for you?
My initial answer was about celebrating every father out there. Seems logical enough right?
Then I did some quiet contemplation and I came to a distinction that really empowered me and also expanded my view on what this day means and how I can express more gratitude and appreciation. I want to share that insight with you all.
What if Father’s Day was about celebrating the spirit of fatherhood?
I asked this question of myself and it opened up a new way of looking at this day. There are many men who have shared the spirit of fatherhood with me at varying points in my life. In addition to my biological father, I now acknowledge and show my gratitude to all these men as well as my own father for the support, guidance and love they have shown me.
Thank you to the following men who have demonstrated the spirit of fatherhood in my life:
Alan Wardle, Farhan Lalji, Shaun Johnston, Armand Gregoire, David Frank Gomes, Jason Schlesinger, Stefan Scaini, Bruce McDonald, Dean Bennett, Bill Thumm, Ron Donatelli, Dan Donatelli, Marty Donatelli and all the teachers and coaches throughout my life.
Thank you all. And to the many more I have missed or forgotten, thank you as well.
Today I acknowledge the love and support you have given me to become the man I am today. Thank you to all the men out there who are stepping up and expressing the spirit of fatherhood to their own children and those around them.
Today is for you.
Happy Father’s Day
Who in your life has demonstrated the spirit of fatherhood?
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Horsing Around with Heartland’s Cast
The Can-Am Equine Expo is thrilled to announce our newest special featured event, Horsing Around with Heartland’s Cast presented by Horse-Canada Magazine.
The show will feature a full line up starting with the Canadian Cowgirls, trick roping and riding to introduce the “mane” event with the cast of Heartland on CBC. Amber Marshall (Amy Fleming), Graham Wardle (Ty Borden), Shaun Johnston (Jack Bartlett) and Alisha Newton (Georgie), will all be in attendance on Sunday April 8 at 4:30pm in the Main Arena. Horsing Around with Heartland’s Cast will give fans the opportunity to ask their favourite stars questions and get to know the faces behind the characters.
Tickets & AdmissionHorsing Around with Heartlands Cast is a special ticketed event. There are 2 types of tickets that can be purchased:
1) Can-Am & Heartland Ticket Combo (includes entry into clinicians, shopping, etc.)
2) Horsing Around with Heartland’s Cast Admission ONLY (Grounds access starting at 3:00pm)
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Sunday April 8, 2018
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm (Show doors open at 3:45pm)
Place: Markham Farigrounds 10801 McCowan Road, Markham, Ontario L3P 3J3
Disclaimer: There will be a limited amount of tickets sold. Only those with tickets purchased will be allowed entry into this special featured event. Tickets can only be purchased in advance online through Ticketweb.ca . No autograph session included
Click Here for Tickets
New Website Launched
The site is finally done. Thanks for coming to check it out. This section of the site will be where I post any and all my public appearances and live video streams. Also any events or charity fundraisers will also be posted here.
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