Wednesday, August 31, 2011

High Church

Our boys always want us to get to their summer camp(s) early so they can grab a top bunk.

I've never been able to understand why they want to climb up there and then try to navigate the ladder in the middle of the night when nature calls.

I always tried to get the bottom bunk closest to the door.

Maybe if we installed these pew punks there'd be a rush to get to church early.

Maybe not!

For more "Christian" laughs check out this link.

Deadline Day

Today I posted the following Status Update on my personal Facebook page...and the Kawartha Komets Facebook page:
"If I was a rich man I'd give each ONE who votes for the Kawartha Komets video TONIGHT...the deadline...$100.00 but if I was that wealthy it wouldn't matter if we won the $5,000 first prize or not.'s a moot point because we're not RICH in material goods but we have 35 priceless hockey players that have been given a chance to play HOCKEY."
Yes, TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 31st, is the DEADLINE.  If you haven't REGISTERED, LOGGED IN and VOTED today...PLEASE DO IT NOW.
For the sake of the kids,
David & Carol Fisher 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Did You?

Day 3 of the voting for best video in the Filmpossible Contest.
You can VIEW and VOTE at 
Voting ends at midnight on August 31st so please vote TODAY and EVERY DAY.
If we win 1st prize of $5,000 we will be able to help with registrations, equipment, coaching clinics, bus trips to away games, etc. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Komets Koverage

Check out the coverage the Kawartha Komets received this evening on CHEX TV.  Thanks to Meaghan Roy for her excellent work!

Be sure to VIEW and VOTE at

You only have to register once and then you can log on EVERY DAY and cast your vote.  Voting ends at midnight on August 31st!

Thanks for supporting the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vote Today?

Please take time to cast your vote for the Kawartha Komets' entry in the Filmpossible Contest  We are one of 6 finalists.

Thousands of special needs hockey players across North America will benefit as you view the video and cast your vote.

Thank you!

Komets Advance


Tonight we learned that the Kawartha Komets video entry in the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital's Filmpossible Contest was voted on by the judges as one of the 6 finalists.  Wow!  Exciting news!

Now we just have to get the word out to all our family, friends, associates, schools, clubs, etc. and get YOU to vote...EVERY DAY.

Here is the PRESS RELEASE that we are sending out today:

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program’s video submission to the Filmpossible Contest sponsored by the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has been voted one of the six (6) finalists by the judging committee.  The entry is entitled Bringing Visibility to Disability.

The objective of the Contest, according to the Holland Bloorview web site, is “to increase awareness of and promote engagement with the issues of childhood disability and to encourage and celebrate those who advocate for childhood disability by sharing their stories.”

The Kawartha Komets submission centers around video footage shot by one of their coaches, Sean Quinlan, at the Special Hockey International Tournament in Boston in April. This entry was put together by videographer Carlo Raponi and includes commentary by Sean Quinlan and another Komets coach, Dale Lowe.

As seen on the video, one of the Komets’ players, Brandon Vansickle, placed the puck on the stick of a Steel City Icebergs (Pittsburgh) player, 5-year-old Nicole Mullins with multiple physical challenges, allowing her to skate down the ice in a special walker fashioned by her father.  Players from both teams watched as Nicole took a shot on the Komets goalie, Colin Gillis-Bateman, who plays without a goalie stick. Colin has cerebral palsy on one side of his body as a result of a stroke in utero.  Nicole scored her first-ever goal and the crowd went wild.

Voting on the six finalists begins today, August 24th, and runs for a week ending August 31st.  First prize is $5,000, the 2nd place winner receives $1,000 and 3rd prize is an Apple iPad 2.

You must register to vote and then you can log in EVERY DAY and vote for the Komets entry entitled “Bringing Visibility to Disability”.  Every member of the family can vote as long as they register and log in with their own e-mail address.

Please register, log in and vote on the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital web site at

Please forward this e-mail to everyone on your e-mail list and encourage them to REGISTER, LOG IN and VOTE.  THANK YOU!

THANK YOU everyone for helping to increase awareness of these very special athletes.  YOUR VOTE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Farewell Rick

In the aftermath of NHLer Rick Rypien's tragic death, Scott Burnside writes, "This is what we do in the face of unexplained tragedy. We ask questions for which there are precious few answers. We demand change and action without really understanding what it was that led to the tragedy in the first place. We wonder at what might have been done differently, what signs might have been missed."  
Mental health issues are so difficult to admit, get help for and be understood by others. So tragic!
Please keep Rick Rypien's family in your prayers! I pray that the stigma attached to mental illness will somehow, someday, forever be removed.     

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Motive8 You

David Fisher is available to speak to your service club, organization, church, club or school.  He has been a sought-after public speaker for over 35 years.

David spent 29 seasons as the chapel leader for the Toronto Blue Jays and 14 years in the same capacity with the Peterborough Petes Hockey Club.

David speaks on a variety of topics including Sports, Mental Health Issues, Dealing With Depression, Adoption, the Christian Faith and many others.

Contact David @ (705) 750-0655 for further details or e-mail him at:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Any Electives?

Recently I read the following quote by Joseph Stowell in his excellent devvotional book, Strength for the Journey.

Stowell writes, "When we see the 'school of adversity' that God enrolls all of His saints in, we may want to say, 'Thanks anyway, Lord.  Do you have any electives?'"

God's way is not always the easy way's the best way.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Video Contest...Please View and Vote

We, the Kawartha Komets, have submitted the video that our coach Sean Quinlan shot at the Special Hockey International tournament in Boston in a contest sponsored by the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

The Kawartha Komets have an opportunity to win $5,000. for our Special Needs Hockey Program if we receive YOUR vote and many others.  Please go to the following link and vote every day.  Get each of your family members to vote as well.

Please view and vote...EVERY DAY.  We are already 23 days behind other entries because we just submitted the video today...the deadline.

Many thanks to Nicole, Colin and the entire Steel City Icebergs and Kawartha Komets teams for giving us such a memorable moment.

Possibilities DO come from disabilities.  Watch the video and you'll be convinced!