February 2014

Meet Rob McLeod, a competitive athlete living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate frisbee, disc golf, dog disc and overall flying disc competitions. He currently holds 11 World Records (including 5 Guinness World Records), the Canadian Distance Record, 5 World Championships and 2 Quadruped titles.

Rob competes in dog disc exclusively with Davy Whippet. Find out more about Davy at http://www.davywhippet.com.

Rob is sponsored by Vivobarefoot ( read more

I was invited to spend a week with the students at Heart Lake KOHLS School, on the Heart Lake First Nation, from February 10-14. The students numbered around 29 total, depending on the day, and ranged in age from 3 to 15. More than half of the kids are high special needs, and the majority are functioning below grade level for various reasons.

The Kindergarten teacher has been teaching at Heart Lake for 30 years, and truly does an amazing job with the kids. Her classroom assistant is one of the read more

By Colin McPhail, The Bugle Observer

At 18, Rob McLeod was a freshman at the University of Alberta and living about an hour outside Edmonton with his aunt and uncle. After an active childhood, he was stuck in no man’s land, an athlete without a sport. Looking for exercise and not finding joy in running, he picked up an old Frisbee and marched outside to the large field behind the house. There were no lines, no boards, no nets and no instruction.

There were no rules; there was just a kid, a disc read more

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The other day, I was telling a friend of mine that I haven’t had much of a break lately and she said “at least you are doing what you love which means it’s not really work”.  I thought about it for a second and wrote back “it’s the hardest I’ve ever worked”.

Many of us have heard and probably even repeated the famous Confucius quote about choosing a job you love that goes like this:

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your read more