Thank you to the volunteers
It took a village of volunteers to put on the Canada Goose ultra on Saturday. These amazing people got up early, stayed up late (or all night), and smiled the whole time they were helping the runners.
First of all, Wanda Bouchard-Barry - the most amazing, generous and organized volunteer in Regina! She got up early, stayed up all night and kept the whole ship on track.
Another of those all day/night people - Don Meek - we could not have figured out how to set up the tent without him). Rob McLeod started at 5 and came back to help all night. Heidi Schmalz arrived early and stayed all night.
Our directors are all exceptionally organized, giving people. Sincere thanks to Rob McLeod, Cari Bode, Marsha Crossman, Rick Minett (driving in from Pasquale Lake to help out!); and Wanda Bouchard-Barry.
Our medical/first aid team was Carolyn Murray and Heidi Schmalz.
Lisa Berezowsky got up at 4 to drive in and manage the package pickup.
Our set up team were also early birds - thanks to Verne Bolen, Don Meek, Darwin Weimer, Terry Weimer, Rob McLeod and Mike Renouf.
The folks keeping your laps straight were Conor Renouf, Lauren Mc, Jim Carlson, Sandy MacDonald (who then went on to run!), David Wessel, Iain Harry, and Shelley Zerr.
Your friendly food folks (who were shivering in the tent in the morning) were Joanne Noll, Dhon Gumban, April Lloyd, Warren Zwarnitsky, Cloey Zwarnitsky, Pat Eatock, Deb Anderson (after running for 6 hours), Denise Harry, Sandy Tokar, Rowena Collins Huber, Karen Woolley, and Kerri Clark ( who also ran first). Thanks to Kelly Munce for the loan of the heater that stopped the volunteers from shivering.
Ryan Clark handled the awards. Michel Turmel was our main go-fer (pizza!) including 2 am onwards. Mike Renouf was our dazzling photographer. Wendy Tomyk is our truly amazing medal and buckle designer!
Our cyclists in the middle of the night were Verne Bolen, Doris Burdon, and Brenda Udahl.
Thank you, thank you all!