Saturday, October 27, 2012

There's Always Skype

We were scheduled to fly out of Moncton at 12:30 on Wednesday afternoon. We got up good and early, packed up the van and got all of our travel necessities ready for ourselves and Ivy and drove to the Moncton Airport. We arrived, checked our bags and discovered that the flight was delayed by an hour. No problem. We had a 2 hour layover in Toronto anyway, so it shouldn't be a problem to catch our flight. So, we went to the cafeteria and relaxed for about an hour as we awaited our plane. No plane arrived, so I checked the board. Our flight was now delayed until 3:35. The friendly airline agent offered to transfer our tickets to the next available connecting flight out of Toronto, which wasn't until 10:00pm Atlantic time, a five hour layover. This change would have landed us in Prince Albert at about 3:30am ATL, IF we were able to get a ride at midnight - which was unlikely, meaning that we would have missed the first half of the meetings. As the camp meetings for Monday had already been cancelled, we decided to call Len and see what his thoughts were. It just didn't seem practical, so we elected to cancel our flights, and NCEM was refunded the cost of our tickets (which was good).

BUT, all was not lost, I was able to take part in the second day of meetings via Skype. Andrew Siebert made his computer available to connect to. With the help of Jonathan Yeo I was able to interact with the meetings and take part. It was great to be able to still be a part of the meetings, and they were very informative. I am always encouraged to see NCEM striving to be as effective as possible in achieving it's mandate and vision as a part of the great commission.

Jonathan Yeo... the face of the PR meetings for me this year... and my voice in the room...

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