August 2, 2017
Meet Gary and Allen.
Gary and Allen have been supported through St.Amant for over 25 years. Both men have a zest for adventure, love people and a lot of action! For their whole lives their families and the staff at St.Amant have been finding new local, budget-friendly adventures to fuel their spirit….but this year, the guys are going on a road trip!
Meet Robin and Michelle.
Robin and Michelle have worked for St.Amant for 15+ years, and they know Gary and Allen really well. They have seen the joy that interesting experiences bring for these guys and have been planning for over a year for a once in a lifetime adventure! They advocated for Gary and Allen to go on a road trip this summer and with the support from their families, the St.Amant Foundation and Frontier Toyota, the foursome is off to create lasting and meaningful memories.
Follow along as we share their vacation with you!
Our travellers are on the road, playing games in the van, tasting new food at every stop & taking photos with landmarks. Next stop ….mountains!! Thanks to Frontier Toyota for the comfy ride.
The first destination on Gary & Allen’s road trip is Drumheller! Our travelers headed to the Royal Tyrrell Museum to see countless dinosaur fossils and even went to a fossil making class. Aylee, one of the instructors, was very helpful. After exploring the museum, everyone enjoyed dinner and relaxed back at the hotel, resting up as the vacation has just begun!
Banff & Athabasca River
Banff is the next stop on Gary & Allen’s road trip! In the morning everyone walked around the town, tried a tasty BeaverTail pastry and watched all the hustle and bustle. Then in the afternoon, everyone went on a raft tour on the Athabasca River.
Gary & Allen were eager to get into the raft and had a fantastic time! The tour was mainly calm but when the raft hit some bumpy water they both had the biggest smiles on. More to follow this weekend!
The Columbia Icefields is the next stop for Gary, Allen, Michelle & Robin. Even in August, they were a little chilly exploring the Athabasca Glacier. Later they all conquered any fear of heights they may have had and walked on the glass floor at the Glacier Skywalk! It was worth every step for the majestic views. Their adventure continues in Banff!
This weekend Gary & Allen went back to Banff to finish off their glacier tour adventures. They had quite the experience as they rode a gondola and saw breathtaking views. Then they made their way over to Lake Minnewanka for a boat cruise. Next stop, Calgary!
Before heading back to Manitoba, Gary & Allen visited the Calgary Zoo. There were a few animals they had never seen before, such as gorillas, giraffes, penguins, and lemurs. The hippopotamuses were everyone’s favourite to see up close. It was a beautiful, fun day but after leaving the zoo, everyone was ready for some rest and relaxation.