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Wednesday, August 19, 2009. No Comment

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Stage 50
Calgary, AB.

Today, the runners enjoyed a beautiful day off, thanks to the incredible hospitality of Sikh Youth Calgary (SYC). We were lucky to spend a leisurely day in the City of Calgary, getting acquainted with the local community. The SYC organized a relaxing outdoor function to welcome and greet the runners. We were lucky to have the opportunity to meet with the youth, who were Read more…

Tuesday, August 18, 2009. One Comment

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Stage 49
Bassano, AB to Calgary, AB.

The glowing sun slowly creaped up from the east as the West Team travelled along the Trans Canada Highway to their starting point in Bassano. The team was eager to start the day and quickly began with the Ardas. Soon after, the team got warmed up and started their long trek to Calgary, the destination for the day. At first, the landscape was flat and to the eye, seemed never ending. Read more…

Monday, August 17, 2009. No Comment

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Stage 48
Suffield, AB to Bassano, AB.

The West Team was up and early as usual in the early hours of the morning as they drove up to the start point just past Suffield. The slopes that they saw in the days before had vanished and it seemed as if they were lost in the prairie landscape that stretched endlessly into the distance with nothing but the divided highway and the occasional truck that would pass by. As they headed northwest towards Calgary a copper sun rose behind them and cast long shadows that were seen along with the warm deep breaths that steamed out of the mouths of the runners. Read more…

Sunday, August 16, 2009. 2 Comments

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Stage 47
Maple Creek, SK to Suffield, AB.

Early in the morning, the yellow team began the final leg of the run through Saskatchewan as it neared the provincial border with Alberta. The weather was fierce, testing the mental and physical toughness of each runner. With the blessings of Guru Ji, the runners were able to make it through dark skies, rain, and strong winds. The yellow team successfully made it to Alberta, as birthday boy Jaipal Singh entered the province. Read more…

Saturday, August 15, 2009. No Comment

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Stage 46
Swift Current, SK to Maple Creek, SK.

Today the yellow team started off bright and early at 6:00 am in Swift Current. we started off with ardas done by Paneet and the run began for the day with Amanjit. The weather made for a challenging day because it was very windy. However, we had a new runner, Sandeep, who joined us by flying in from Toronto yesterday. After three hours, the blue team relieved the yellow team who went Read more…