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Peace Arch News on the Coldest Night walk

It was a joy to be part of our MP Kerry-Lynne D Findlay’s team for the CNOY charity walk for the Sources Food Bank. Here is the video of the walk at White Rock Beach promenade. It is not too late to click on this link and donate to this good cause, helping the hungry and homeless.
Sources’ Coldest Night of the Year outpaces $185k
TRACY HOLMES, Feb. 28, 2022 3:30 p.m.COMMUNITY
Sources’ Coldest Night of the Year event raised $185,000 and counting.

Organizer Abby Gemino said fundraising from the past weekend is continuing through March 31, with the hopes of hitting the $200,000 goal set for the 2022 affair.

“We had a great turnout for both our opening and closing ceremonies and our CNOY Sources Facebook Group page was flooded with fun photos share by our walkers,” Gemino told Peace Arch News Monday (Feb. 28) by email.

A virtual opening ceremony was held over Zoom on Friday, featuring an interactive game of trivia, as well as prizes and draws.

On Walk Day – Saturday, Feb. 26 – a warm-up video helped participants limber up before setting out on a two- or five-kilometre route of their choosing, while a scavenger hunt offered one lucky walker a chance at a new pair of shoes, via a $200 gift certificate from Kintec Footwear.

The event concluded with a virtual closing ceremony on Sunday evening.

Gemino said in addition to pacing local trails and neighbourhoods, participants walked in many other areas of the province – from Parksville to Northern B.C. and sundry communities in-between.

The family-friendly winter event is designed to raise awareness – and funds – for charities supporting people who are hungry, homeless and hurting. Funds raised locally will support community programming including SOURCES’ Homelessness Prevention Services, and its Rent Bank (which is completely funded by CNOY).


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Missing sailboat


The heavy winds drove a stray sailboat from the States to White Rock beach. Was this a possible Fenian invasion as prompted the birth of Canada in 1867? 😉 After quite a delay, it was finally removed.

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Coldest Night of the Year

Thank you for sponsoring me as I walked with the Coldest Night of the Year to support the local White Rock food bank and other Sources services to those in need.

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Joy in the morning

Enjoying White Rock beach in the morning
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White Rock Promenade Reopened

The White Rock Promenade has been reopened. Click to view a video of my first prayer walk this early Sunday morning along the White Rock Promenade since COViD-19 shut everything down along the White Rock Beach.‬

“I’m afraid there’s been an accident…”

12bdf6ff-3021-4e73-bccd-bc919398d1a0-7068-0000031133e7b4d9Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling in their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.

Sandy receives shocking news that her children aren’t safe, which brings back haunting memories of the trauma she experienced as a girl. Then, the unthinkable happens…

A brutal attack puts Sandy on the brink of losing everything she’s loved. Her faith in God and the family she cherishes are pushed to the ultimate limit.

Is healing possible when so many loved ones are hurt? Are miracles really possible through the power of prayer? Can life return to the way it was before?

Blue Sky reveals how a mother’s most basic instinct isn’t for survival… but for family.

If you’re a fan of Karen Kingsbury, then you’ll love Blue Sky. Get your copy today on paperback or  kindle.

-Click to check out our marriage book For Better For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship on Amazon. You can even read the first two chapters for free to see if the book speaks to you. 

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook form.  Dr. JI Packer wrote the foreword, saying “I heartily commend what he has written.” The book focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus’ healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how we can embrace a holistically healthy life.

In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook. It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook).

Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form.  Nook gives a sample of the book to read online.

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

To receive a personally signed copy of any of our books within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca 

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca 

To purchase any of our six books in paperback or ebook on Amazon, just click on this link.


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The Iconic White Rock Pier

When is the last time that you have seen the iconic White Rock Pier and the classic White Rock itself that have been through storms and now affected by the COViD-19 shutdown? Sometimes it feels like the ‘secular puritans’ have decided to ban all fun, regardless of healthy social distancing options.

Feel free to repost to others.  #whiterock

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To receive a personally signed copy of any of our books within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.


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Socially Distancing Along White Rock Beach

Socially distancing along the amazing White Rock Beach.
Feel free to repost to others.  #whiterock

P. S. Click this Amazon link to view for free the first two chapters of our new novel Blue Sky.

“I’m afraid there’s been an accident…”

12bdf6ff-3021-4e73-bccd-bc919398d1a0-7068-0000031133e7b4d9Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling in their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.

Sandy receives shocking news that her children aren’t safe, which brings back haunting memories of the trauma she experienced as a girl. Then, the unthinkable happens…

A brutal attack puts Sandy on the brink of losing everything she’s loved. Her faith in God and the family she cherishes are pushed to the ultimate limit.

Is healing possible when so many loved ones are hurt? Are miracles really possible through the power of prayer? Can life return to the way it was before?

Blue Sky reveals how a mother’s most basic instinct isn’t for survival… but for family.

If you’re a fan of Karen Kingsbury, then you’ll love Blue Sky. Get your copy today on paperback or  kindle.

-Click to check out our marriage book For Better For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship on Amazon. You can even read the first two chapters for free to see if the book speaks to you.

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-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook form.  Dr. JI Packer wrote the foreword, saying “I heartily commend what he has written.” The book focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus’ healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how we can embrace a holistically healthy life.

In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook. It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook).

Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form.  Nook gives a sample of the book to read online.

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

To receive a personally signed copy of any of our books within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca 

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca 

To purchase any of our six books in paperback or ebook on Amazon, just click on this link.