Sunday 19 June 2011

Sunday Snapshots - JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, June 12th, 2011

Last Sunday marked our family's 6th time participating in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Vancouver! TEAM DYLAN was there in full force, sporting our "Pumped for the Cure" team t-shirts and walking 5km around the Stanley Park seawall to raise money and awareness for this awesome organization and cause. The walk itself is a day that Dylan looks forward to all year. The showing of support by family and friends is so great, there are always diabetes related vendors with really cool new gadgets, and the atmosphere is one of hope, inspiration, and camaraderie.

This year, our local walk changed venues, and we had the pleasure of walking in Vancouver's Stanley Park. This huge downtown park is so beautiful, and on a sunny Sunday is packed with families, picnickers, runners, cyclists, walkers, rollerbladers, and sight seers. The weather could not have been better too, what a great day it was!

Sadly, I got so caught up in the moment and the excitement that I didn't take nearly as many photos as I usually do, but here are a few highlights of the special day.

Bob Brown Bear (Vancouver Canadians mascot) at the stage

The walk begins

beginning continued

2 young pipers play as we begin walking

View of the Burrard yacht club

Glimpse of walkers through the trees

View of the city, via northeast side of Stanley Park seawall

Another peek-a-boo view

Marina view

Enjoying a quiet morning of fishing

This mermaid is a Canucks fan!

Lord Stanley himself, welcoming guests to his stunning park

Even Lord Stanley himself has Canucks fever!

View of the many walkers, from a distance

And again...

And again!
And a special thanks to Dana, for letting me use some of her photos!

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