SportsLeader in Canada

I had another first this past weekend - the first opportunity to bring SportsLeader to Canada. I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Regina, Saskatchewan Friday-Sunday. Regina is a few hours north of where the Montana-North Dakota border is. 

Every year for the past 8 years I believe, some friends of mine Lynden Penner and Trevor Novak, organize a "Faith of Our Fathers Banquet" to bring men together for an evening of fellowship. Mass, an incredible meal, a speaker, some prizes, etc. Well this year I got to be the speaker and my theme was mentoring. I shared a number of stories I have been a part of in SportsLeader over the years and it was an awesome experience. There were about 130 men there: Archbishop, Priests, Seminarians, Grandfathers, Fathers, Sons ...

The next day we had a training for a number of coaches from all over the Province who coach numerous different sports from hockey to soccer to judo.

Saturday night I was able to see the movie Courageous. It is a must see. You really need to organize an evening to bring all the Dads of your players and your players, I would say ages 9 and up ... It is a powerful movie. I'm glad we bought our tickets online because it was sold out.

PLEASE make the effort to do this and remember to get a group photo.

Here is what one coach, Sal Fucito of Cincinnati St Gertrude, recently sent out:

Thank you for all that have replied so far. Courageous is showing at 6:50pm on Monday October 3rd at the Rave Theater in Milford, 500 Rivers Edge Drive, Milford Ohio 45150.

My plan is to be at the theater at 6:30pm. Please wear something bulldog related. It would be awesome to have as many dad's there showing our pride in St. Gertrude Football. I would also like to get a photo of all of us together to share with SportsLeader.