On Turning 50!


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UPDATE – WE MADE IT!!!

Don’t worry, I didn’t write this while I’m on holiday this week, I wrote it before I left, and using the magic of the interwebs, put it on a publishing timer! I figured at least a couple of people might notice I am turning 50 and I didn’t want to appear ungrateful for your kind words, so here’s a quick blog to say THANKS for being a part of my journey. Also, hi mom and dad! Love you! We’ll be OK! Probably!

ring.jpgIt is somewhat of a weather-dependent idea, but Julie and I might be about to start our ascent of Mount Monroe in the White Mountains of New Hampshire soon after this blog goes live. It’s a network-dependent idea that I might do some Facebook live at various times to mark the occasion, so keep an eye out.

UPDATE 6AM JULY 24 WE ARE CLIMBING MT EISENHOWER VIA EDMANDS PATH. WILL CHECK IN VIA FACEBOOK ON THE WAY IF POSSIBLE.

We got engaged here (alongside Arethusa Falls in the early spring of 2001) and I really didn’t feel like having some sort of big party, but I did want this milestone birthday to be memorable, so it came to me about 3am one night (as my good or bad ideas often do): you and Julie should climb a 5000 foot mountain to mark your 50 years.

That’s the plan, anyway. The backup is to climb 500 feet. Either way it will be memorable for one reason or another.

Other than your good wishes, I don’t want anything for my birthday except a better world, so if you want to do a little something, you can make a donation to LiveWorkPlay or any other charity that helps people with disabilities enjoy a more included life in their own communities.

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This week’s climbing should be quite different, but you never know!

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About Keenan Wellar

I'm a citizen of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) and co-leader of local social change charitable organization LiveWorkPlay.ca which helps the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. I also have alter-egos that support the Ottawa RedBlacks and Ottawa Fury. Find me on Twitter @socialkeenan @liveworkplay @redblacksfanabove @furyfanabove. I'm all over Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn too. Also spotted outdoors from time to time, mainly in the Glebe area.
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One Response to On Turning 50!

  1. Happy Birthday, Keenan! Wishing you and Julie a great hike!

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