the little town that could

...

did!

cbc radio noon marilyn maki referred this story to the 'david & goliath' story ...

some termed it the 'under dog' story ...

cbc radio 2 drive rich terfry claimed this was a 'huge upset' ...

and all along cbc radio 2 morning tom allen deemed it possible for 'the little town that could' to win ... and it DID!



the story? small town manitoba (waskada - pop 200) wins over capital city of manitoba (winnipeg - pop 600,000) ... wow!

thanks to the incredible heart and hard work of my niece and all who voted, her home town WASKADA has won the cbc radio2 great canadian songquest contest in the province of manitoba!

all 13 provinces and territories in canada will each have a new song written about the winning place, by the winning artist, in their respective areas ...

as of november 23rd, there will be 13 new songs on the airwaves ... and WASKADA will be one of them!

and get this ...



songstress, CHANTAL KREVIAZUK is the wonderful manitoba artist who will be writing, composing and recording a song for WASKADA ...

who, in this life would have thought ...

: : :

will keep you posted my friends ~ you'll be of the first to hear her new song ...

thank you to those of you who voted ...

and if you ever thought you couldn't ... you absolutely CAN!

prairiegirl xo

ps.
notice the lucky double rainbow? image by friend mel lee
the incredible sky photos here are the works of my big bro!

7 comments:

Gigi said...

This is so fabulous! Three cheers for the underdog! xoxo

My name is PJ. said...

And she is the one I voted for! Yay!!!

wild thyme flowers said...

Congratulations !!!!

Joyce said...

Yahoo.... Congrats! Yes please keep us posted. I love the double blessings here today! xoxo

Kim Klassen said...

hello pg...
have to say the double rainbow is amazing....
and i love this line in your post
"and if you ever thought you couldn't ... you absolutely CAN!"

i mean LOVE..... congrats WASKADA! You ROCK!

xoxo kim waving thru the screen

Tina Burke said...

Hi PG, this is such a great story!! Congratulations to your niece!!! Very inspiring... I do love an 'underdog' story : )

bee said...

dear PG,

thank you SO much for your lovely post! we really did it... an amazing story of the little town that could!

but we could not have if it weren't for you, PG, and all the people that read your blog... your support of Waskada is a big part of making this a success story!

thank you and everyone for voting, for believing in Waskada, and for making a little dream come true!

it's amazing what people can do when they work together... this whole experience has been inspirational for me.

thanks again PG and all your contacts in the blog world and outside for helping to make this story happen!

yay!

love bee
xo