Olympic medallist Jamie Sale, and Shakeel Gaidhar give kids a twirl

 

Olympic medallist Jamie Sale and Shakeel Gaidhar give kids a twirlShakeel Gaidhar walked through the west door of the Royal Glenora Club a few minutes past 11:30 a.m. Saturday carrying his pair of skates in his left hand and a razor-sharp smile.

“I haven’t slept all night,” Gaidhar said. “I can’t wait for this to begin.”

The word special, unfortunately, does not do justice to the matinee magic Saturday, thanks to Gaidhar and Olympic medallist Jamie Sale. We’ll let you search for the right adjective.

The tale began in early November when Gaidhar called with excitement gushing over the phone.

The controller at Baytek Interiors, Inc., was the highest bidder of a skating party for 10 at the Glenora, a package in the ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction, which raises funds for the Christmas Bureau, Adopt-A-Teen and Catholic Social Services.

“We want to pay it forward,” said Gaidhar. “We want to give the experience to the Kids with Cancer Society.”

More at the source: By Cam Tait, Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Examiner / January 30, 2018

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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