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June

I knew that June would be a challenging month. A city move, patterns to complete, a fashion show to pull together, Board Meetings, an Annual General Meeting and Pride outfits to create.  

On June 10th I read that one of my heroes had died: Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. I grew up watching hockey games on TV with my Dad and cheering for the Red Wings instead of my home team, the Maple Leafs. 

Two days later,  Orlando happened. The numb feeling that was triggered during 9/11, returned, and the sense of urgency seemed to dissipate. I was amazed at how the world came together to mourn, show support and speak out. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence pulled Torontonians together within 24 hours to provide space to grieve, and to hear from some of our political and community leaders.


Devastating, senseless and tragic

Devastating, senseless and tragic

Toronto, along with the rest of the world, mourns.

Toronto's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence pulling Toronto together

Toronto's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence pulling Toronto together

Mr. Hockey, March 31, 1928 - June 10, 2016

Mr. Hockey,  March 31, 1928  - June 10, 2016

I hired Firemen Movers for my city move.

I hired Firemen Movers for my city move.

These guys weren't the actual firefighters, however they are pretty close (sans the mud) 

The Fashion Show

The Fashion Show

It has been fascinating to see the event come together. The model selection process is a story in itself. Thanks to the many friends who volunteered to play a role in the event. The magic happens this Tuesday at Urge. Special thanks to Urge for being so generous. 

Reworking my pattern: The Truro Toque

Reworking my pattern: The Truro Toque

Toronto Pride Parade Outfits

Toronto Pride Parade Outfits

Every year we pull together outfits to march in the Pride Parade. I was going to take a pass this year however the Orlando incident has driven me to pull something together.  I came up with an idea and Jamie is running with it. The clocks ticking, and I have all of the confidence in the world that Jamie will be able to pull it together. This year we will be marching along with Casey House and also for those who lost their lives in Orlando.


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