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Warm Memories: “I can’t believe I did that!”

Wayne Laffin reflects on his first trip to camp and all the wonderful “firsts” he experienced at CNIB Lake Joe. 

Wayne Laffin, sitting at a table with fellow guests at Legion Night at the Legion in MacTier, raising his glass with a big smile.“July 6, 2019, was my very first time, ever, going to CNIB Lake Joe. I had an excellent experience, leaving with many great memories. A couple of activities that stand out are tubing. I can’t believe I did that! When I do it again, I won’t be as nervous. It was so much fun. There is a game in the new rec centre that involves a long table, two hand paddles and a ball. You have to hit the ball with the paddle to get in the goal across from you. It’s called Power Showdown. I played this for the first time and was unbeatable. Also, archery, that was a first! I never got a bullseye but got very close. So many things, like the pontoon boats, the beach, I could go on. When this COVID thing is over, I will be anxiously waiting to go to camp once again.” 

Tell us your story: Did you meet your best friend at camp? Discover a talent or passion? Launch a new career? Renew a relationship? Share your stories and photos with us and tell us why CNIB Lake Joe is special to you. Send an email with all your memories to Sherri Helsdingen at Sherri.Helsdingen@cnib.ca or call 705-241-2907.