Monday, May 29, 2006

Autistic Celebration Run - Prince Edward Island

Press release, May 28, 2006:

On July 2nd, 2006, 18 year old Alex Bain will leave North Cape in a bid to be the first autistic to run Prince Edward Island tip to tip. Along the way, he hopes to raise $20/km for his almost 300 kilometre trek that will end in East Point on July 15th. The funds will be used to bring internationally recognized expert Dennis Debbaudt to PEI on September 27 2006, for a series of 3 seminars about what happens and what should happen in encounters between autistics, emergency first-responders and law-enforcement officers.

Home page: iRunman Autistic Celebration Run & Safety Training Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Mr Alex Bain

Thanks to jypsy for audio files of Alex's presentation speech and of Alex winning the Ewen Stewart Inspirational Award. See also the Diva's article Autism the man is Alex Bain.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

More and more

From the PEI Freeze Your Gizzard Run (10K and half marathon), more photos by jypsy in Alex's Running and Race Page. And another video on Jason McElwain from the Diva's 3 hanky basketball story.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

In the news

Thanks to jypsy for heads up re Autistic teen scores major points in basketball game and two videos here [search "J-Mac"]. See also: Autistic team manager wows the crowd and Autistic high schooler scores 20 in debut.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

On the road again

These are the extreme points we touched in 2003, the others mainly along a center line between St. Jacobs (top) and Galt (bottom right): 29 km, as the crow flies. I think the next step is to connect-the-dots in an elliptical route around the region, likely including the Grand River Trail (which should be completed by now).

Friday, February 03, 2006

A real life comeback

A new bike (2002) and the beginning of my renewed interest in cycling. The comeback: my cycling partner (he's behind the camera) had previously survived 4 heart attacks, a quadruple bypass and would go on to lose over 50 pounds of extra weight (not all due to cycling); a very ordinary guy (and a dear friend) who simply did it.

Looking back

Tony Langdon on his way to an "individual bronze medal in the 2003 Region 3 (Asia-Pacific) ARDF (radio orienteering) Championships, 80m (3.5 MHz) event".

Thanks to Tony for providing the pic and for explaining the technical stuff in layman's terms.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Autistic Sport

Transplanted from here:

This blog started as a web page that I never got around to finishing - inspired by Alex Bain and Tony Langdon - now jump-started by minna's Training for Life.