Moving – it sucks. I mean it. really. sucks…..a lot. But the upside to having to move somewhere new, (for example, Ontario to Saskatchewan), is that you get to explore different parts your new community. We just got back from Saskatoon, (which by the way is the closest I’ll ever get to Toronto here 😦 ), and I had a really great time.
Archive for August, 2013
Ever since I moved to Saskatchewan I felt uncomfortable with the changes in my life. One organization is helping me get over those changes and that is Big Brothers Big Sisters. What is BBBS you ask? Well my fellow readers, read on!!
BBBS is an organization that helps kids across Canada in different circumstances. Some are from very busy families with one parent, some are poor or some come from bad neighbourhoods. One program that I’m in is the Big Sister program. It helps the kids to know that they are really important and are apart of the world. I’m in BBBS because my mom works and my dad is really sad and can’t do that much with me. I’m really looking forward to getting a Big Sister.
One of the things I got to do this summer is a camp called Kids n Kops. It’s a program where 12 kids ages 9-12 learn what it’s like to be an RCMP Cadet. One of the funders is Sask. lotteries. I did a lot of pretty amazing things like: going to the Regina Science Centre, staying in a hotel with a water slide and a pool, RCMP heritage centre and parade, and meeting the Yorkton mayor. I learnt new and very interesting things about Saskatchewan and the national police service.
At the end of the week we had a big award ceremony with the other kids. I got the title ‘Cadet of the week’ which I was very proud of myself. After we went bowling to celebrate.
BBBS is a really great organization that has soooo many different people giving up their time to help kids feel special. My mom and I are helping the organization clean flowers this week. How in the world do you clean a flower?
This weekend we had a garage sale. We had a lot of clothes and other things leftover. What did we do with it you ask?
Well I’ll tell you…
We found out about a shelter that houses abused women and children. They help them feel better. My mom called the shelter to see if they wanted donations. We were in luck that they were accepting donations.
I have never been to a Shelter before so for me it was a first-hand experience. When we got there it was way more different then I had imagined. We went inside and I got a little uncomfortable. I didn’t know how to act. We stood in the main hall way with a staff member. My mom did the talking while I looked around at what I could see. I saw down the hallway toys for the children living in the shelter. It made me sad that they had to be there and not have their own toys. They had to share with kids they didn’t even know. I also felt good to know that I was supporting the women and children who had to leave their homes and lives and start over because of how the men were treating them.
It sickens me to know that the men are not treating women and children the way they want to be treated. I looked on the internet and found out that this situation happens all around the world. They have to flee their homes and possibly their town , city or Province. I understand what it’s like to leave home and your family and friends behind. I miss Ontario. But I’m glad that that my family is happy and together.
One of the things I learned on the internet is that 50-70% of kids are abused when one parent is abusing the other. It made me feel sad.
If you read this post, I encourage you to help abused women and children feel better. Donating things, even small things like us, can make a big difference in their lives.
Yesterday was just an ordinary day like any other here. When night came I was about to see something OUT OF THIS WORLD (literally). My grandfather was told we would be able to see the space satellite. At 10:00 we got into the car and went to Walmart because there are no trees and a clear sky. But there were too many lights. We went to the tourism centre for a better night sky view. I saw the NASA space shuttle and I got a really good pic…..but I’m not sure if its really it ……because I’m not an astronomer. My mom and I looked it up on the Internet…..so it might have been.
10:13 pm we were there
This is it.