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On January 1st we jumped into the ocean at Willow's Beach!
 
We raised $6000 for the Shelter Foundation! As this was $1000 over our goal we did an extra 10 dunks- 5 each! 
 
Special shout out to Marlene, Melanie, and Julie representing the transition houses and our clients and friends who came down to support us. We also want to give a shout out to our daughter, Alexis, her boyfriend, Jason, and our honourary daughter, Naomi, who chose (crazy, I know) to join us in the water! Oh, also, our grandpuppies who also joined us in the water (not quite as crazy).
 
Finally, another BIG THANKS to all our clients, friends, and supporters who donated to this very dear cause.
 
What a way for us to start 2022!

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Hello everyone!

In three days we are going to jump into the ocean because we BEAT and even SURPASSED our donation goal of $5000 for the Shelter Foundation.

We want you to know that you, our friends, clients, and supporters are all welcome to come down and see us do this scary thing on January 1st at 1pm at Willow's Beach. Please feel free to come down to support us (or laugh at us )

Thank you all for all you've done!
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Feeling festive!


Rosemarie joined the many who went downtown last week to do their Christmas shopping. As crowded and stressful as it can be, there is something so joyous about all these people out to find gifts for their loved ones, the feeling of celebration and community in the air, and, of course, the beautiful decorations set up for the shoppers to enjoy.

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Wow! So impressed with the efforts some people put into creating a magical experience for passers-by. We have loved watching this house get more and more festive every year!

It definitely adds to the enjoyment of our evening walks!
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On Dec. 10th we took our Homeward Bound team to the Q at the Empress for a mouth watering Christmas dinner to celebrate all the great work everyone has done this year. We are so grateful to have such a powerhouse of a team and so thankful for all the amazing clients we have been fortunate enough to work with over this past year.

Feeling very excited and ready for 2022!

Photo: Rosemarie, Wendy, and Tom all looking elegant (Niki took the photo)
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YOU DID IT!!!

You, our AMAZING friends, clients, and supporters, have FAR surpassed that $700 we had left to raise our year end goal of raising $5000 for the Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation! This Foundation helps women and children locally to escape abusive environments and find safety and security. And now we are going to brave the cold to help others find warmth...

We are so thrilled, but also extremely terrified! We promised you that we will do a polar bear swim at WIllow's Beach on January 1st if we reach this goal and we are now there. We ARE GOING to jump into the ocean in the dead of winter... oh my goodness!!!

It's not over yet though... we promised an extra head dunk for every $100 over our $5000 goal. So far we are at $5135, so already one head dunk over.
We are curious (and a little frightened) to see how many more head dunks we can get.

If you haven't yet and would like to contribute to this excellent cause (and terrifying thing we have to do) please, go to our donation page: hbtfundraiser.ca

YAY and EEEK!!!!
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The completion of our holiday mail out to you: our friends, clients, and supporters, really marks the beginning of this special season for us.
Looking at this beautiful plethora of letters reminds us of how blessed we are for all the wonderful people in our lives.

Big thanks to our AMAZING assistant Wendy for all your work in getting this done this year.

Is there any particular event that gets you into the holiday spirit each year?
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Rosemarie is so happy!

She attended the first in person WWBN (Westshore Women's Business Network) event in two years. It was fantastic! There were about 20 women (all double vaxed) that attended, some old faces, some new. This event felt so personal- everyone had ample opportunity to talk about their businesses, how these challenging last two years have gone for them, and to share ideas with fellow businesswomen.

Rosemarie (and her daughter, Lexi, who also attended) are feeling amped and excited for the next meeting.

Thank you so much, Deb for putting this event together. You did such a fabulous job, as always!
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Our marketing coordinator (and daughter), Nicolia, is currently working remotely from Edmonton. She was super excited to be there for this year's first snowfall! Even more excited, though, is little Zucchini, who had never seen snow before.


Photos: Nicolia all bundled up for the cold weather. Little Zucchini looking out into the snow with his big buddy, Jayce.


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Our clients finally moved into their new home this weekend and we are just so happy for them!

We are so pleased that we were able to help them successfully sell their past house and find this beautiful new place to call home. It has been quite the adventure and we are just so stoked that it has come to a super happy ending!

Cheers to the next adventure, you two!


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