In 1991 Bill Narasnek set a trans Canada
cycling record of 13 days, 6 hours and 9 minutes. He traveled exactly
6035 kilometers from Vancouver to Halifax. In a conversation with
someone who has spoken to Bill, I was told he averaged 451 km per day,
18.8 km per hour and slept for about 7 hours per night.
She has gained serious recognition early in her career by impressing both private and corporate buyers with her versatility and has been recognized and chosen for several solo exhibits and commissioned for many private collections.
Marlene Moore is a uniquely gifted Canadian composer and pianist. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised near Sudbury, Ontario, Marlene now makes her home in British Columbia. She makes regular concert tours in the United States and has performed in New Zealand, Australia, the Bahamas, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada. She can also be found playing the piano on cruise ships or writing film scores.
As both composer and pianist, Marlene is a virtuoso. Since 1980 she has performed only her own compositions, which now number more than 300 pieces. The selections played on Reflection demonstrate the incredible range and depth of her talents. Marlene has composed and performed consistently good music for live concerts, radio and television. Her music is well received wherever it is heard.
Taken from the jacket of her CD, REFLECTIONS
"Ryan has always
been a very sensitive boy. His parents and those around him have tried to
nurture this characteristic. His grade one teacher, Mrs Prest was able to
inspire Ryan. He decided that raising money for wells for people who
didn't have clean water would be a good thing. He worked for four months
in order to earn his first $70. It grew from the
$70 collected by doing simple household chores, to the support of
non-profit organizations such as WaterCan, CPAR, CIDA and Free the
Children. It grew to over $800,000 in support of people in Africa who need