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  • GARAGE SALE for GLOBAL FAMILY VILLAGE- don't miss it! - Sat. 17 Sept.

    13 September 2011 ( #Fund Raising )

    Come and visit us at the New Edinburgh garage sale at 151 Stanley Street. Meet the team heading to Everest Base Camp in 4 weeks. We have collected a huge selection of things you didn't know you needed (or wanted) from friends and family. If we don't have...

  • TRAINING LOG

    11 January 2011

    Date Name Location Hours Comments 11-01-09 Liz Arlene Josette Barry Anda Green's Creek North of Montreal Road 3.50 Fantastic day, blue sky in the morning and 15 cm of fresh snow. Does it get any better?? Of course the extra 45 minutes of chasing after...

  • 6 Peaks in 6 Days

    01 June 2011

    Everest Base Camp via Gatineau Hills Join Us See the full story in the Ottawa Citizen May 31st, 2011 OTTAWA – A group of Ottawa hikers will soon be climbing six local peaks in six days to raise funds and awareness for their fall charity trek in Nepal....

  • 6 Peaks - Vorlage

    20 July 2011

    Shortly after six in the evening we set out to conquer the first of the "6 Peaks in 6 Days", Vorlage. Coming in at a vertical altitude of 150M, our 2 ascents and descents for a total of 600 vertical meters travelled, took just under two hours. It was...

  • 6 Peaks - Mont Cascades

    21 July 2011

    The conditions were really marginal for skiing but our intrepid hikers set out, none the less, to climb the second of the 6 PEAKS in 6 DAYS to raise money for G LOBAL FAMILY VILLAGE , ahead of their trek to Everest Base Camp in October. Each participant...

  • 6 Peaks - Camp Fortune

    23 July 2011

    Brutal , there is just no other way to describe it BRUUUUUUTAL!!! You might ask "why?" or say "you all really need to get your heads examined", both question and comment would be reasonable when a group of people decide to hike up a mountain...twice,...

  • 6 Peaks - Edelweiss

    25 July 2011

    We are over the half, the forth peak of the region is Edelweiss. In good form and spirits after the heat of yesterday, the team sets out to climb. It is a bit cooler this evening and the road seems easy to walk. Suddenly we reach a point where the group...

  • 6 Peaks - Calabogie

    26 July 2011

    The humidity has subsided, another perfect summer day, it is Saturday. We have driven like maniacs to Calabogie which seems further away than anyone expected or at least, can remember. Our biggest crowd yet, 16 people. Newcomers, Arnold, Liz and Tammy...

  • 6 Peaks - Mont Ste Marie...the Finale

    26 July 2011

    Here we are at Mont Ste Marie for the finale of the 6 Peaks in 6 Days challenge. And challenge it is as this mountain soars 381 meters, more than twice as high as most of the previous hills we climbed this week. However, the weather is absolutely perfect...

  • Keeping in Step(s) nearly 200,000!!!

    08 August 2011

    When you think about climbing in the Himalayas, you think of climbing up... and up... and up. What better way to train than to climb stairs. It is great cardivascular training but puts a huge strain on your knees, especially going down so we started slowly...

  • 9 WEEKS TO GO...

    16 August 2011

    L->R Front: Wendy, Nynke, Anda Middle: Jamie, (Maire Christine), Becky, Denis, Judy Back: Tanya, Barry, Lisa, Liesha, Arlene, (Liz) Missing: Jen Two months from today the incredible adventure begins. But for more than six months this great team of 13...

  • September 8th - Baked Goodies for a Good Cause

    12 September 2011

    Arlene and many of her friends volunteered to organized a hugely successful Bake Sale ($712) at Ben Franklin Place, Ottawa. Our thanks to all who wandered through the atrium and bought from the wonderful selection of home baked goodies. We were able to...

  • What's in a Cake? EBC??

    20 September 2011

    Imagine our surprise and delight when, at Wendy and Scot's recent end-of-summer BBQ, Wendy's friend Jocelyn presented the trek participants there with a magnificent cake in the shape of Everest Base Camp. Complete with prayer flags and toothpick secured...

  • Talented Trekker -House Concert for Global Family Village

    26 September 2011

    This Saturday past (September 24th), the strains of such classics as "Fire and Rain," "House of the Rising Sun," and "Charlie Fox Put on his Socks" (old tune, new words) could be heard rising from Liesha Mayo-Bruinsma's house in Ottawa. Liesha had volunteered...

  • The Departure BBQ

    26 September 2011

    The rugged banks of the Ottawa River, just beginning to blush with fall colours, was perfect. Counting down to the trek...on September 25, we all came together for the first time...and the last before we gather in Kathmandu in the second week of October,...

  • $19,134 Total Donations Todate!

    01 October 2011

    Wait for it................We raised $11,379 in September!!! Wow, what a remarkable reflection of generosity, support and hard work. September was the month of bake sales, a huge garage sale, a house party, and incredible support from friends, family...

  • We Have Arrived in Kathmandu!

    14 October 2011

    After eight months of training and fund raising the dream is materializing into a reality. The trek participants en route from Ottawa, all straggle in from far-flung places (Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New Delphi) following days of travel, to that exotic...

  • 15 October- Buddha Eyes and Monkeys

    16 October 2011

    We rise early to rambled along the gently awakening streets of Kathmandu towards the impressive Swayambhunath Temple (a.k.a Monkey Temple). The relentless harangue of retail hawkers flogging their wares on foreign visitors is blissfully absent. Street...

  • 16 October - In the Village of the Rice Goddess

    16 October 2011

    It was the first day on the job for the GVF Trek Logkeeper, and he got enough of Katmandu’s sights, tastes, sounds and smells to last him for a long time to come. The whole GFV Trek team is here now, and we got up at seven-thirty or so for an excellent...

  • 25 October - The Big Day!

    26 October 2011

    This was a major hiking day--starting at 7:30 from Lobuche, we walked along the massive Khumbu Glacier. The mountains seemed incredibly close, so clear is the air here. We started the hard climbing at about 8:30 or so, and as always, we walked in slow...

  • The Final Tally - $26,253 Thank you everyone!

    19 December 2011

    (L>R Front sitting: Liesha, Tanya, Gopal; Middle: Manda, Nynke, Wendy, Judy, Jamie,Jen, Denis, Arlene, Barry, Lisa; Behind: Bala, Anda, Pem Dorje) It is with great pleasure, pride and heart felt thanks that I can give you the final tally of our tremendous...

  • What Global Family Village Does

    11 January 2011

    The Challenge To provide orphaned and abandoned children with a family, a home, education, and status in the community. (A family is a trained “mother,” 8-10 orphaned/abandoned siblings and community grandparents.) What are the issues? Nepal’s appalling...

  • High Altitude and DIAMOX

    11 January 2011

    Impact of high altitude on the human body and brain High altitude can have a profound impact on the body: · As altitude increases, barometric pressure (measure of the weight of the air) reduces · At 19,000ft barometric pressure is half of that at sea...

  • APRIL-MAY TRAINING WALKS

    11 April 2011

    DATE TIME MEETING LOCATION DESTINATION CONTACT THU APR 14 SUN APR 17 9:00 Judy's House-Hazel St @ McGillvrey Wolf Trail 613-833-1732 THU APR 21 6:00 Judy's Experiemental farm and canal SUN APR 24 9:00 Judy's Parliment hill-stairs/Wolfe Trail THU APR 28...

  • Summer Training

    06 July 2011

    Thursday Night (except July 21) Time: 18:00 (just start doing the stairs, you will meet up with others) Where: Stairs behind the Parliment buildings, near "the Cats". 273 steps. Great work out. From there you can make loops east or west depending on what...

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