I've been involved in sports ever since my childhood in New Caledonia where I grew up playing soccer. Upon return to Canada at age 12, I soon started playing Canadian football, rugby and basketball as well as soccer. My mom figured it would be the best way to keep me occupied and most importantly, out of trouble. Ever since those days, I have tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a passion for wellness. I am also a certified PADI Scuba Instructor and have dived all over the world, on some of the best dive sites with some truly great friends. Some of my fondest memories were of my days playing organized team sports with the various sports I was involved in from my youth to my time as an adult, living and teaching ESL in Taiwan and playing for the Taipei Baboons R.F.C. While playing for the Victoria Hornets Football team as a teenager, my team had some great successes culminating with a provincial championship in my senior year.
Expectations of the journey....
I expect this tour to be one for the ages, riding along side my good friends Paul and Mike delivering baseball equipment to kids in need. It will have been almost 17 years since the last time I was in Cuba and I am really looking forward to experiencing the country at a different level than my last visit.
Best assets you will bring to the journey...
The qualities I hope to bring to this journey will be my life travel experiences and my language abilities. I have had the pleasure of travelling to over 50 countries and it is those experiences that give me a zest for life and adventure. There is nothing like seeing other cultures and meeting new people to satisfy that insatiable travel bug. I will relish the opportunity to use my Spanish while in Cuba, translating for the rest of the team and just being able to connect to the Cubans on a different level.
There are many reasons that I am getting involved in this venture, but the main one is that I want to do some good in this world! I feel that all too often, people get so involved in their own life that they fail to see the forest for the trees. They become oblivious to what surrounds them, be it family or friends. We get so caught up in life that we need to learn how to slow down, relax, smell the flowers and watch the world go by.