Archive for March, 2012
While in Cochrane we highly recommend all our guests to check out their famous hand made MacKay’s ice cream! It’s the smoothest and creamiest ice cream you’ll ever taste! With dozens of flavours anyone who goes should find something they like. We recently checked it out and our personal faves are Pistachio Almond and Watermelon Lime Cooler.
Over the next several weeks we would like to dedicate blogs to each member of our amazing Entourage, so stay tuned!
If you decide to spend the night in Canmore following our reception (or even prior), we have a block of 10 rooms reserved at the Grand Rockies Resort. The rates they have given us are pretty darn good so book quick before all the spots are taken.
Room rates are as follows:
Boutique (2 ppl): $159
One Bdrm suite (4 ppl): $199
Two Bedroom Suite (6 ppl): $239
Executive Suite (6 ppl): $259
Each room includes (copied from website):
- Choice of King- and Queen-bedded 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites, many with extra pull-out couches
- Programmable steam showers with hydrotherapy jets, waterfalls and multiple shower heads
- Italian Frette linens and towels, down duvets
- Gilchrist and Soames “Sprout Out” eco-friendly bath products for luxury hotels
- Fully equipped and tastefully furnished kitchens Insuite washer/dryer
- Spacious dining and living room areas
- Oversized balconies with BBQs
- Natural gas fireplace
- Free hi-speed, WiFi Internet access
- 40-inch LCD flatscreen TVs with Blu-Ray HD players
- Sony digital stereo clock radios with iPod dock
- Cordless telephones
- Digital safe in every hotel room
- Turndown service upon request
Please see your invitations for instructions on how to reserve a room.
Where: The Grande Rockies Resort
Address: 901 Mountain Street, Canmore, AB T1W 0C9
Our reception will be quite different form the typical reception. We have chosen the Grande Rockies Resort as the location to celebrate. It will be a cocktail/hors d’oeurves only (no sit down dinner). We want our guests to feel comfortable and relaxed. Prior to attending, you may want to go for a small dinner, but rest assured that we will provide a good amount of hors d’oeuvres for everyone. Just keep in mind that it won’t be a buffet!
Where: St. Mary’s Parish, Cochrane, AB
Address: 10 River Heights Drive, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B3
We will be having a traditional Roman Catholic ceremony at a beautiful parish in Cochrane, Alberta; just 15 minutes outside Calgary. The priest who will be presiding is Fr. Bill Corcoran, pastor at St. Mary’s Parish.
DoB: March 3, 1984
Birthplace: Batangas, Philippines
That’s me with my beautiful fiance. A little about me. I’m a computer geek. Kinda. Not that hard core though. I like reading about technology and thinking about all the cool things the future has in store for us. I’m also a big fan of the NBA, with the Toronto Raptors being my team. Hobbies? I like video games. Haven’t really played much lately though since Canaan came along. It’s all good though. He is awesome. Playing with him and seeing him laugh and smile beats playing the latest and greatest RPG.
I’m excited to marry Tram. She is my lady and the love of my life. I would do anything for her. I believe love is a journey, not a destination. I am committed and dedicated to her and I’m excited to express my love and commitment to her on our big day.
Any monetary gifts that we receive, we will be donating a portion of it to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Canada. These two types of cancers have really affected our family in a very personal way. If it weren’t for this organization our family wouldn’t be in the situation we are in today.
In 2007 Tram developed a chronic cough that lasted for an extended period of time. After several tests by several doctors, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She underwent 7 months of treatment which included chemotherapy and radiation. It was a very tough time for her but we are now proud to say that Tram has been cancer free for over 4 years.
As much of a surprise as the announcement of Canaan was, the dark firm blue spots that started to appear on his face and all over his body at about 3 weeks old really caught us off guard. After 2 weeks of tests, Canaan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The diagnosis broke our hearts. The doctors gave Canaan a 25-30% chance of surviving and beating this cancer. After 1 month of treatment, our little guy achieved remission. 5 months after achieving remission, he finished his treatment and the cancer has not come back.