Yesterday Budweiser Gardens was overflowing with positive energy as 6 000 Thames Valley District School Board students, Grades 5 to 8, join me and my friends for a day of fun-filled motivation, celebration and recognition.
And boy did we have fun!! My friend, Holly McNea, took over 1 500 photos yesterday!! I know, crazy right? Holly says it’s a good thing she’s using a digital camera now because that would have taken 73 rolls of 35mm film.
Holly has graciously allowed me to post some of the photos here, on Living to Motivate, Motivating to Live. Visit me on Facebook, Instagram, Saidat.ca and Twitter for more!
The day was amazing. The artists and althetes outdid themselves and the audience was inspired.
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Sound check with 4Count. The work never stops.
Rehearsal and sound check with my back-up dancers.
Sound check with Bronson Deagle.
Best seats in the host!
Sounding good, Bronson!
Listen to the music!
Nothing but air.
Tillsonburg’s Brooks Academy of Dance rocking the house.
Bronson and I sharing a laugh before the show.
Kristina really isn’t short, those London Lightning players are just really tall.
Shooting some hoops.
Let’s get this party started!
Kristina getting the crowd pumped.
I love my job!
Thank you to all our volunteers!
Couldn’t have done it without you.
London Lightning’s Ryan Anderson playing with the crowd.
Not sure who was having more fun.
Ryan also showed us how multi-talented he is – great singing, Ryan!
The London Lightning Junior Dance Pack brought down the house.
My good friend, Justin Preston founder of Rise Against Bullying, sharing his message.
Impromptu dance lessons.
Kolton Stewart of YTV’s Some Assembly Required awed the audience with a song.
Tillsonburg’s Brooks Academy of Dance troupe.
Bronson, Luke with some fans.
Bronson and FM97.5’s Luke hamming it up for the camera.
They want you to remember to Do 1 Thing.
We were so excited to have snger, Hailey Reese, bring her song stylings to Be A Champ Day.
Bronson showing off some mad ball skills.
My young friend participating in the basketball shoot-out.
His partner was London Lightning’s Nick Evans.
They were competing against his dad and London Lightning’s Ed Horton.
And the winner was…well my friend of course.
The London Lightning All-Boys dance crew showing some sweet moves.
Some more dance lessons.
You’re getting, Luke.
Bronson owns this move.
Luke nailed it!
I love to dance.
4Count’s Aaron is ready to rock the house.
Love that smile, Ben!
4Count’s Adam keeps the crowd smiling.
Aaron knows how to show the fans his love.
Ben’s working the crowd. They love you!
Kieran of 4Count doing what he does best.
Keep it going, Adam.
Ben and Adam – friends are the best.
Kieran’s too sweet!
Work that crowd, Kieran.
Luke Rodriguez, from London’s own FM97.5.
Without you, Kristina, this couldn’t have happened.
Let’s hear is for DJ KZ!!
It was a great day! Met so many great, new friends. Can’t wait for next year!!
All photos copyright Holly McNea, 2016