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July 7th - Yoga on the Beach!

7 July 2009 One Comment

yogabeach.jpg  July 7th, 2009
Run Day 7
PEI to New Brunswick
Camera & Video Crew: Jasjit, Amanjit, & Jagdeep

It was Blue Team’s turn again to rise and shine nice and early this morning, as we drove to New Brunswick from Charlottetown to start today’s run.

After about an hour’s drive, we crossed over from PEI to New Brunswick on the Confederation Bridge – “the curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and a decade after its construction, it endures as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.”

Another scenic drive was in store for us as we started the run along the coastal route in New Brunswick. We started the run with our regular schedule of stretching and ardaas, led by Amanjit, as the Canadian Flag is raised on the Run Vehicle. It was a quiet, cool and good run in the morning, and once the Yellow Team came around to take over for the rest of the morning, we headed over to grab some food, and then we were off to a nearby beach to relax and enjoy what seemed like our first sunny day in a long time!

We had a great relaxing time at the beach – some of us let out our “child within” as we soared higher and higher on the swings, while others took a nap on the beach, took a walk and collected pretty shells, or just enjoyed the sounds of the ocean. Before heading back to run for our afternoon shift, we also had a chance to do some Yoga on the beach, to relax our minds and bodies, and Pavan, Gagan & Surjit Uncle, all led us through Yoga, which was certainly a great experience on the beach!

Once relaxed, we headed back to meet up with the Yellow Team, which we did, just a few kilometers outside the city of Moncton. Once again, we had the opportunity to run through a city, and that too in rush hour. The city’s downtown was buzzing with evening traffic, as well as locals enjoying themselves in cafés and were certainly curious and intrigued as our run passed through the city – and for us, it was really nice to see the city as we were running through it.

Yellow team completed the run for the day and we all met up at the end of the day for dinner at Asian Garden, and Indian restaurant run by Daljeet Singh, who graciously and generously hosted our entire team for a scrumptious buffet dinner. We also met with his family, including his young daughter who we learned has prepared a book, proceeds from which she donates to the Canadian Cancer Society – it was inspiring and motivating to meet such amazing individuals, and be welcomed by them. In addition to hosting us for dinner, they also prepared our lunch for the next day, AND donated $500 towards our fundraising goal! Their extensive gestures of support were very overwhelming, and we simply did not have enough words to Thank them - on behalf of the entire team and GGSCF, Prableen thanked them and presented them with a Run Shirt to show our appreciation for everything they’d done for us, as it truly was extremely appreciated.

After dinner, some of us ran some errands in order to prepare for the next day’s breakfast, while others finished any laundry that needed to be taken care of. All in all, it was another great day of working hard, enjoying the sights of Canada, and being showered by warm hospitality and connecting with the local communities.

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One Comment »

  • Tejwant said:

    S. Daljit Singh’s service at their Asian Garden, and Indian restaurant reminded me today early morning historical story which I I was listening radio on 5.30 Am band, when Guru Gobind Singh Ji went to check the different Langars at Anandpu Sahib. Bhai Nand Lal Ji Langar selected the best. So accoding to Sikhi golden rules, any body who serve or donate Maya(Money) he will get ten times credit.So Diljit Singh Ji God give you already given a name which means is “winner”. Dear Daljit Singh ji, May God bless you,your famly and your restaurent.Thanks.

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