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    Tough Weekend

    Looks like we are going through some unnerving times around our house after this weekend.

    We took our son David out to visit family at the lake yesterday, he is staying until next weekend.
    When Margaret and I returned home our power was out and did comeback on for a few hours.
    So with no power we went out for dinner and returned home to some, uncertain news.
    Margaret's sister and husband have been moved out of there home in Kelowna due to forest fires in the area LINK

    Now we're tring to get a hold of my father, who with his girlfriend from Norway went to this music festival before she was due to fly back to Norway out for Calgary. LINK Due to severe winds the stage collapsed and a woman was killed when she was struck by a speaker and 75 others were also injuried some critically.
    I haven't been able to get a hold of my dad on his cell, hope he has just forgot to turn it on and he and Sue are well.

    Prayers go out to other families in Kelowna and families in Camrose


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    Re: Tough Weekend

    Seems tough on forum members everywhere.
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    Re: Tough Weekend

    Well we just had some good news, heard from my dad and he was at a different music festival, he was in Canmore west of Calgary, the other festival was at Camrose (that had the stage collapse) at the same time is south east of Edmonton.
    My dad was saying several people in Canmore had family phoning them to see if they were alright, when it dawned on him to turn on his cell
    phone and he got my text and voice mail messages.

    My wife's sister on the other hand is probably going to be out of their house for at least a week.
    Still waiting to hear if the fire is back under control, winds were lighter to day and the temps were in the low 90's so it was a bit cooler.

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    Re: Tough Weekend

    Great news, off of bad news. We all hope everyone is alright. Really tough news about the woman being killed as well. Unfortunately, things like that are why fests like lollapalooza or warped tour are on their last legs.
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    Re: Tough Weekend

    I have family and friends in Kelowna and the fires are terrible.
    The music festival stage collapse was crazy. I had about 20 friends out there over the weekend. Thankfully, they all got home save and are just fine.
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    Re: Tough Weekend

    My Wife's sister and husband got to go back to there home lastnight, they are still on alert due to the fires in the area but so far there haven't been any homes lost near them.

    My dad also made it home yeaterday, his girlfriend made it back to Norway, my son is coming home from the lake this weekend....so far so good


    hoping for a no news is good news weekend

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    "vikinggreg" wrote:
    My Wife's sister and husband got to go back to there home lastnight, they are still on alert due to the fires in the area but so far there haven't been any homes lost near them.

    My dad also made it home yeaterday, his girlfriend made it back to Norway, my son is coming home from the lake this weekend....so far so good


    hoping for a no news is good news weekend

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