When we arrived earlier this week we had nowhere to sleep, had a rough time communicating with people and we were super jet lagged. How quickly your kindness and passion for the cause has turned our mood around!
Yesterday we held our official send-off event for the France skate at the incredibly beautiful Parc de Buttes Chaumont, at le Petit temple in the centre of the park. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better way to begin our journey across the country. It was a joy to meet the people in France who have shown us so much support online, and we were truly inspired by hearing every one’s personal cancer stories. We were also incredibly flattered to receive so many big hugs and kind gifts!
After such a positive, uplifting kick off to this skate we are feeling amazing about our choice to visit France and so excited to meet more people around the country. After our conversations with people yesterday, we are prepared to see some pretty beautiful scenery and looking so forward to the next 6 weeks.
We of course cannot forget to extend an ENORMOUS thank you to the lovely and truly wonderful Aurelia, who provided the whole team with a place to sleep and shower, and showed us all around Paris. Without you we would probably be dead – thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!
And now, here we come France! We have officially begun boarding and it feels great to be back on the road. To keep following our skate, bookmark Push.ca, where we’ll keep posting all kinds of blogs and videos!
Nous vous aimons!!