Nicole Lundstead and Jim Nickel loaded the hockey gear donated by folks in Banff (and environs) and sent it on it's way from Delhi to Leh. Last year, when Jim Buckingham heard that the kids didn't have enough sticks to play a game of shinny, he thought this just won't do. Posters went up all over the Bow Valley and several months later 11 huge bins of sticks and gear were loaded in with Nicole's baby things to go to Delhi. Jim and friends then helped us get it to Leh. It's in a "godown" (storage shed) until the kids get to open it on their New Year - Ladakhi LoSar 2 January.
Cynthia will be blogging as she works with our Himalayan projects this year.