We have been joined by two of Swift Currents best wheel jocks: Peter, a fireman and bike shop owner, and his bud Larry, retired mortgage guy. They patiently wait for us to finish before we set out for the remaining 57 km to SC. 10km out however, we are met by another 8 or 9 more amateur posse, who accompany us into the town centre. Nice!
K dawg has gone ahead in the Starfish to set up our sales tent and we arrive into the market square just as the crown starts to trickle in. The air is mixed with the smell of BBQ smokies and human scents of what's going to happen next. The deputy mayor and David Spencer from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Gin, and I all speak. After, Quinn the MC invites anyone from the crowd to come up and relate their story about the cause. Surprisingly or not, three come forward and tell moving stories about their own depression and loss and thank us and the organizers for the rally. Susan Motkaluk, CAO, who I got to know after renting mom's cottage at Victoria Beach to, has played a big role in this and Susan: we thank you. All in all a satisfying day, but not completely until we leave the Indian restaurant, with full bellies of lamb curry, butter chicken, rice and a double ration of buttery hot garlic naan bread.
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