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That moment when the kid you’re working with is reading a story in the library and proclaims, “But I don’t have any junk in my trunk!!!”



Roar Recreational Services

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It’s official … I’ve opened my own sole proprietor!!! All the legal documents are filed and licenses approved. I decided that since it’s going to take me 3.5 more years before I’m a certified Recreational Therapist that I might as well start doing what I can do. This is plenty enough time to build a solid foundation, stretch my business skills and start helping out in the community.

As many of my old high school mates can attest to, I’ve been itching to be a business owner and my own boss since before I graduated (many many many moons ago). When I was approached earlier this year to enter the private sector, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. And a fantastic window of opportunity to start developing my dream and make it into reality. This is just the very beginning though … plenty more to come in the future!!!

Keep watch as I continue to update this website. You won’t find a list of services, hours of operation or contact information quite yet as I am currently booked solid with school, work and clients.

Smiles and sunshine,


Step 1

Step one is just that. Taking the first step. Every journey has to start somewhere, and they all start with taking the first step (figuratively or literally). Sometimes we unknowingly make the first move and other times we have to think about it for days/months/years, psych ourselves up, slap ourselves on the bottom and force ourselves to act. Continue reading

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Teen Camp Tales

Parent picks up a teen at the end of the day…

Me: He is just so polite!

Parent: That’s cause we beat it into him at an early age.

We both laugh

Teen: Oh, she didn’t literally beat me. She’s just exaggerating.


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I used to work with a kiddo, who we shall call “Q”, who constantly role-plays different cartoon characters with his brother while they play. Some favourite characters of their’s are “Max & Ruby” and “Toopy & Binoo”. The brothers are really great at taking turns being the different characters. I was recently informed that a new set of characters have been added to their repertoire. Now, during play time, they will sometimes role-play being “Brady & Q” and play the games that I used to do with Q during my time there.

All the feels.


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What I learned from a teen today:

It’s not cool to be eager and excited about stuff. Even though you’re eager and excited about stuff. Especially when your mom announces to everyone that you’re eager and excited about said stuff.


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We went to West Edmonton Mall today. Spent some time at Galaxy Land riding the train, crashing the bumper cars and exploring the play place. Headed over to the food court for lunch. Then boarded the Santa Maria.

We had some time to kill, so I let the kiddo decide where we were to go next. He spotted the World Vision village display and wanted to go in. I was advised by the nice lady to take him through one of the last two curtains, as they are PG and the first two are PG-13. He turned down the audio guide and chose the Beatrice curtain. In we went. Continue reading

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Kid farts so bad today that he gases himself out and has to stop what he’s doing to plug his nose. I just power through and keep us on task as usual. The parent approaches to ask him what he’s doing, but before she could finish asking she realizes that she has stepped into the “infected zone”.

Parent, “WHOA! Go to the bathroom next time! Think about how Brady feels sitting so close to you!”

I have mastered the art of mouth breathing.


Fitness Challenge

Fitness and Physical Activity are very important for living a healthy and balanced lifestyle, but they don’t start and stop at the gym doors. It’s important to incorporate them into everyday life. It’s not just about lifting weights and running on treadmills. It’s so much more! And you’re probably doing some activities that improve health without even knowing it. Did you take the stairs instead of the elevator today? Did you end up parking further from work than usual causing a longer walk? Did you go outside and play in the snow with your kids? If you’ve always wanted to get into shape or lose weight or just be healthy, a great place to start is by looking at your everyday life. Start with some successes. What are some great things that you are doing already? Then challenge yourself. How can I be more consistent with these activities? How can I make them more challenging? What other things in my life can I tweak and alter in order to be more active? Be creative and make it fun! Continue reading