Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tri For A Cure


Download and print the 2010 Loaring Triathlon Registration and Pledge Form

Pledge Incentive Levels:
$150 = Free entry
$350 = Free entry + 1hr massage at Loaring Physiotherapy
$750 = Free entry + 1hr massage + New Balance running shoes
$1500 = Free entry + 1hr massage + Full head to toe New Balance apparel/shoes from The Running Factory

All donations received will be doubled by the Provincial Government. Tax receipts will be mailed for pledges over $20.

Thank-you for your support in helping raise funds for the Elena Loaring Memorial Fund

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

All Systems Go for July 17th, 2010

Once again the Loaring Triathlon will have all proceeds go towards breast cancer research.  The Provincial Government will match dollar for dollar all monies raised.

2008 Loaring Triathlon Logo

Online registration has begun.  Have a look at the updated website for all info.  There are a few changes from the last event, including a new run course, and new sprint distance format. 

Thank-you for your help in supporting our cause, and for spreading the word of this wonderful event.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2010 ATHENA video

The Windsor Star and Media Street Productions visited Loaring Physio a couple of weeks ago, and then put together this short video that was shown (right before Charlotte accepted her award) at the 2010 Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

Monday, April 19, 2010

smile…life is good :-)

Margaret with Sister Madonna Buder after yesterday’s Ironman 70.3 New Orleans awards ceremony.  Both won their respective age-categories.  They are both Champions not merely because of their new shiny gold medals, but largely because they possess a Gold Medal attitude and smile with everything they set their minds to.  They both embody the Olympic motto: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." And they both have a heck of a lot of fun throughout the entire process of accomplishing this primary objective.Margaret_Bruder
Margaret has drawn much inspiration from Sister Madonna as she progressed from her first triathlon, to first Oly tri, to first 70.3, to first Ironman and marathon.  Margaret is likely too humble to be fully aware of the fact--that many of us continue to draw inspiration from her. 

Friday, April 16, 2010

Onwards Along the Catwalk

Busy times…which is an ok excuse for the lack of blog posts that contain any meaningful content.  And the busyness will continue—which means less blogging, and more random tweets on twitter, and more occasional updates on the LPC Facebook page.

A few pics from a couple of big events this past weekend:

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Kyle Gregoire and Sheri Darlison modelled the LPC clothing line at Athletica Fashionista.  All had a blast at this inaugural event, which will surely be an annual bash.  The event took place at the Ciociaro Club…in the exact same room that Bre and I had our wedding reception! 

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Charlotte and Pete were the MC’s and did a fantastic job with all of the pre-planning for what was an amazing evening.  Just about every cyclist and triathlete in Essex County was in attendance.

Tom and I were having a serious talk about Spartan helmets, and Skeletor had to be told to stay put as he really wanted to go for a ride along the catwalk.

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From one event to another: here is Char shortly after receiving the  ATHENA award at the 2010 Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.  The ground floor room at 1 Riverside Drive was packed (a sold-out event of 700 strong) and Char had many of her closest friends and family in attendance to share this special evening.

Annika can’t wait to start swim lessons tomorrow at Victor Davis Pool.  Good times to be had…..onwards and upwards we go………

Monday, April 12, 2010

Athena Award

Award winner shares the credit

Learned to lead on sports teams

By Dave Hall, The Windsor Star, April 12, 2010

Winning this year's Athena Award is giving Charlotte Loaring a chance to represent the family, friends and associates who have supported her throughout her life.

"I'm just the representative of an entire team of inspiring people who have helped me along life's path," said Loaring. "It's truly an honour and as motivated by this as I am personally, I'm so proud there's an organization in Windsor which takes the time to recognize people with an award such as this."

Loaring, owner of the Loaring Physiotherapy and Health Centre, will receive her award Wednesday during the annual Windsor Regional Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards.

"It's a huge honour and does nothing but motivate me to continue what I'm doing," said Loaring, who was nominated by Mary Brannagan, a fellow physiotherapist who works at her clinic.

"When I look at the list of previous winners, many of them are people who have inspired me throughout my business and personal life. It's very special and it has left me speechless, which is pretty rare."

Professionally, Loaring presides over a clinic which opened in 2005 with just three employees in a 3,000-square-foot building. It now boasts 14 employees and has expanded to 5,400 square feet.

It has the largest multi-disciplinary professional rehabilitation team under one roof in the area and is recognized as a designated service provider for national, Olympic and paralympic athletes.

Full Story

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Off To Sugarloaf

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Athletica Fashionista

The highly anticipated Athletica Fashionista takes place Friday night at the Windsor Ciociaro Club.  Tickets must be secured in advance as they will not be available at the door.  I’m looking forward to Friday night!