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George Canyon & Friends Diabetes Heroes Tour 2012 4 Tuesday, May 15th, 2012; 6:30 - 9:00pm

Liberty North 100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, ON


Join us for an evening of inspiration and entertainment featuring award-winning country music artist George Canyon and four other diabetes heroes who will share their insights and strategies for living powerfully with Type 1 diabetes. Please see page 2 for the complete line-up!

ARRIVE EARLY Doors open at 5:00pm for event registration. Grab your seats and... 4 Enjoy refreshments 4 Mingle with our diabetes heroes and other families 4 Enter to win great prizes including an Apple iPad, a George Canyon Ultimate Prize Pack, or a Hockey Prize Pack.** **No purchase necessary. One (1) Apple iPad (ARV: $519), one (1) George Canyon Ultimate Prize Pack (ARV: $360) and one (1) Hockey Prize Pack (ARV: $125) will be given away at each of five (5) George Canyon & Friends Diabetes Heroes Tour events to be held in St. John’s, Barrie, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Prince George respectively between May 14-18, 2012. Skill testing question required. Chance of winning depends on number of eligible entries at the event you attend. Full rules available at the event, or by calling 1-866-406-4844. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. Apple is not a sponsor of, nor a participant in this promotion.

Reserve your FREE* seats today! To reserve your FREE* seats, register online at

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*Admission to this event is free. Seating is assigned on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited and reserved for individuals and families living with Type 1 diabetes, with a maximum of five (5) seats per RSVP.

6:30pm - Opening keynote: We’re All in this Together Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDE Manager, Diabetes Counselling and Training Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute/LifeScan/Animas Joe Solowiejczyk is a nurse, diabetes educator, and family therapist who has personally lived with Type 1 diabetes for 51 years. In this presentation, Joe will use real-life examples to show and discuss what we go through - whether we are the person with Type 1, a parent, sibling, or friend – and what it takes to stay in the game when the going gets tough.

7:15pm – Inspired Lives with Diabetes George Canyon and Joe Solowiejczyk host an interactive session featuring young adults with Type 1 diabetes who are pursuing their dreams and living life to the fullest. Jordan DePape is a

At the age of 19, determined

Mike Fisher is a 24-year-old

20-year-old right winger

high-achiever Lindsey Carswell

amputee and competitive

for the WHL’s Kamloops

is working towards earning her

snowboarder on the

Blazers. Following a season

recreational pilot’s licence and has

Canadian National Para-

that saw him out for months

just completed her first year of

Snowboarding Team.

rehabilitating a shoulder

studies at the University of Guelph.

His dream is to compete in

injury, Jordan fought his way

Lindsey disconnects her insulin pump

the next Paralympic Games,

back to join his team in the

while flying in an aircraft without cabin

and to dance with

2012 WHL playoffs.


Ellen DeGeneres on TV!

8:30pm – Stories & Songs with George Canyon George Canyon is a multi-award winning Canadian country music artist who has been living with Type 1 diabetes since he was 14 years old. He has been nationally recognized for his tireless work with children with Type 1 diabetes and for his on-going support for the Canadian military. George is the first recipient of the Children With Diabetes Canadian ‘Friends for Life Award’ and is a JDRF national spokesperson. He was recently appointed as the first-ever Colonel Commandant of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. George will share his own inspirational story and message that anyone with diabetes can live their dreams, no matter what the odds. George will also perform selected songs during the evening.

Be sure to bring your cameras! Photos with the tour members can be taken at the end of the evening.

Proudly sponsored by While JDRF acknowledges the support of Animas, it does not endorse the product or service of any specific company. For more information on JDRF, visit . Animas®, OneTouch® and LifeFirst™ are trademarks owned by Johnson & Johnson and used under licence. © 2012 LifeScan Canada Ltd., Burnaby, BC V5C 6S7 AW098-818A 04/2012

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