Category Archives: EWB


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I was doing a fundraiser in support of the Water and Sanitation work underway by Engineers Without Borders in Malawi. As part of that, I committed to running a kilometer … Continue reading

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I donned my cape early this morning to compete in the Pacific Populaire. You can tell I am a racer by my fancy “water” bottle.   More photos on facebook.  

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IATI redux

It was never my intention to take a big hiatus from blogging. Given the topic of my last post, perhaps this is a fitting arc to bring it back. Yesterday Bev Oda (the Canadian Minister of International Cooperation), announced that the … Continue reading

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The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is a branch of the federal government that oversees billions of dollars worth of aid each year. In most cases it is very difficult to determine how that money is spent and who ultimately is receiving … Continue reading

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4484 for the win!

The run to end poverty is tomorrow morning. Those of us doing the 21 km race start at 7 am and run from UBC to Stanley Park. (The 5 km runners start there at 9:30 am.) I feel good. I … Continue reading

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A caper for boland

My good friend Dan Boland is currently working for Engineers Without Borders in Ghana to improve rural infrastructure planning capabilities. (His blog is here.) One of my last adventures with him before he left Canada was an ascent of Yak … Continue reading

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Group training

The run to end poverty began in 2007 and since then has raised over $100,000 (across 8 cities) for EWB work in Africa. The first one of 2011 happened in Kelowna one week ago. The event was organised by a … Continue reading

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and so it begins…

Over last past few days I have been contemplating how I might participate in the Run to End Poverty again this year (it is a half marathon on June 26, 2011) without rupturing any organs. The answer was actually pretty … Continue reading

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