Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Through Susan I am in contact with Wayne Elsey Founder and CEO – Soles4Souls which mission is to impact as many lives as possible with the gift of shoes. Partnering with charities and governments around the world to provide a basic (yet indispensable) gift that most of us take for granted.
- Source of Inspiration, June 2009
For 5 years they lived onboard their 40 foot French sloop in Spruce Harbour Marina in Vancouver, to save money and prepare themselves and the vessel for an offshore adventure, which started in 1991 and ended in 2000.
So NOR SIGLAR, has not only been their faithful circumnavigator for 9 years – but their beloved floating home, their only home – for 15. Their voyage has not “just” been a circumnavigation, but a life style.During 56,000 nautical miles at sea, they visited 76 countries and island colonies, met interesting peoples from different cultures and had many, many exciting and touching experiences while also encountering dramatic and dangerous challenges.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
People making a difference!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Principal Davidson welcomed today the idea of having her school participate actively in learning geography, cultures, sailing and connecting with children abroad through an innovative internet base program that can connect up to 200 people simultaneously.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
- Friday, May 1, 2009
Since then Eduardo is receiving hundreds of calls with contributions and volunteering help.
What can you do?
Talk to people, spread the word about Shoes for the World, look in your closets and garage for shoes and clothing that you no longer need.
Talk about it at work, at school, everywhere.
Do you have school aged children? Talk to your school’s principal or child’s teacher about starting Shoes for the World at your school.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This is it! We have kids that grow pretty fast, their shoes and clothes are soon too small. We often chuck them out or give them to charity not knowing where they went or if our gift has made an impact on anybody.
The teams will collect, pack, and ship the goods to either me or another team member at specific destinations throughout the world.
Friday, February 13, 2009
It has not been easy. From the point in which an idea is born, to getting the commitment, can sometimes take our whole life or more… The last few months have been a roller coaster of emotions for me, here is where I am at.
· I am selling my House and just about all of my belongings to finance most of the adventure.
- I will be back, if the wind so decides, to continue my journey in this direction.
· I discovered the purpose of my dream. It is to make a difference to others that have less (material stuff).
· I have been busy doing many things to forward my dream of sailing around the world. I have learned a lot.
As I sat for lunch yesterday, I was thinking about the process that it has been for me, how did it all start? It really started long ago when I was a kid, I always dreamed of sailing the world. My desire to do it propels me daily. Recently, I find myself in a real estate market that has slowed down, I am 54 years old, not getting any younger – it seems the perfect timing for me to realize my dream.
On Tuesday night, to my excitement, I arrived at the meeting expecting 10 people, there were over 250 people there!
This has led me to the meaning, the possibility of my own voyage around the world. The reason for my trip is to make a contribution to others.
On the same Saturday I listen to Anne speak about her trip. Anne shared details of her 15 year sailing excursion around the world with her husband Martin. She and Martin took used eye glasses on the trip and distributed the glasses to people in need all over the world. I like the idea as there are many people all over the world who don’t have access to eye glasses the way that I have throughout my life. I am also inspired to do a shoe and clothing collection. The plan, since my boat is not that big, is to have a team who will send the items to me to pre-determined destinations throughout my voyage. The majority of the people I will meet have next to nothing, and some have never used shoes in their lives.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
“I am taking on this journey to show the world that anything is possible.”
The dream of sailing around the world is very much alive for 54 year old Vancouverite, Eduardo.
As a boy growing up in Chile, Eduardo was introduced to sailing when he was 10 years old.
The water, the wind and the dynamics were fascinating for Eduardo at 10, now at 54 the passion is still alive. Sailing was a major part of Eduardo’s life until he was 25. At 25 the daily rigors of Eduardo’s life took over, career, family, responsibility…18 months ago Eduardo returned to sailing.
With 2,000 miles sailing clocked in the last 18 months, Eduardo is poised to fulfill his dream. 50,000 Miles Around The World that Eduardo wants to share with you.
Eduardo’s goal is to sail around the world, share the experience and connecting people and inspiring others to see what is possible. Eduardo would like to join your group to tell you more about his plans of sailing around the world and show the world what is possible!
What is the challenge?
Living by and with the elements Surviving with the basics, safety, and food and myself!
A life experienced with adventures will be summarized in a book, a TV series and a Movie.
I am open to your suggestions.