Reflections on Kelowna
I just returned from a trip that took 5 days and over 3000 kilometers. I traveled to Edmonton and picked up Mike and stopped at Dave’s place. Day two took me to Kelowna and my buddy Keith’s place. Day 3 was spent in conversation with what I imagine to be a major slice of the emerging conversation in Kelowna. Day 4 found me in Penticton at Sunrise church with my good friends Jer and Jacki. Dave, Mike and I took on 3 different hitchhikers as we made our way back to Calgary. 2 of 3 repeated how bad the drug problem was in their home town. Monday was Day 5 and the long drive back through the prairies.
It is very nice to be home. I’m was pretty wasted when I got home but the trip was totally worth it. Mike and Dave are very good friends and despite numerous mentions of Five Iron Frenzy I came away blessed and encouraged. The discussion at the Kelowna Forum took what I thought was an unexpected turn. The conversation became raw. The topic of pain surfaced and issues were brought to a less philosophical and more emotional level perhaps. I enjoyed it. Len framed the discussion and let it go.
If any of the people at the Kelowna forum are interested in connecting with me, I’d love to connect with you. Feel free to send me a message through my contact form.