Yesterday the Whoop De Doo Team got together in memory of my cousin Connie who died due to complications from multiple sclerosis in 1997, to do the Winnipeg MS Walk which raises funds for MS research.
Our team of family and friends is organized each year by my cousin Connie’s niece Caryn. She chose the name Whoop De Doo for our group in memory of my cousin Connie’s wry sense of humour which helped her cope with MS. When the doctor would give Connie a diagnosis or medical report that was less than favourable she would respond with a sarcastic “whoop de doo”.Dave and I are both wearing red- the signature colour for the MS Walk. This year the 5km walk started at The Forks and wended its way through St. Boniface whereas in the past we’ve always been at the University of Manitoba. This meant Dave and I could bike over to the site. Here are the youngest two members of our team Ruby and Kassia.
The oldest walker on the team was my eighty-eight year old Uncle Dave here with his sister Margaret and his granddaughter Caryn. He did all 5 km and I took this photo just before he crossed the finish line. The middle generation of the family was also represented. Here is my cousin Roy with my Aunt Nettie.
Later my Uncle Dave treated us all to lunch at a restaurant where we had a chance to visit and toast my cousin Connie.
If you want to read more about my cousin and our past MS family walks check these posts…….