Quilts of Valour - Canada Society & Can Praxis Helping Recovery
While the Canadian Forces uses team building, communications training and leadership development to prepare soldiers for war, Can Praxis uses horses to help soldiers recover from it and regain their family relationships. CanPraxis is a collaboration between Steve Critchley and Jim Marland. Steve is a 28 year veteran of the Canadian Forces and an international mediator, facilitator, negotiator, and trainer. Jim is a registered psychologist, Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator, mountaineer, sailor, corporate trainer and a professional speaker.
ALL the Quilters, when we hand out your quilts to the Veterans at the end of the Can Praxis program one of the first things they look for is identification of who made the quilt. To see your name brings tears to their eyes as it is such a meaningful demonstration that Canadians do care about our Veterans and their families. My request to all Quilters, please ensure you add your contact info as it means so much to our Veterans to see your name.
Steve Critchley, Can Praxis
I wanted to extend a huge thank you. The work you and your fellow quilt of valour quilters do is priceless. There wasn't a dry eye in the room when the quilts were handed out. Knowing that people care about the service men & women of this country warmed our hearts. My husband has since retired from the military after 19 years of service. We use the quilt you crafted with love everyday. Someone in our family, ( we have 3 teenagers ) can always be found wrapped up in a 'big hug'. With huge thanks to the quilt of valour ladies, who tirelessly work away to make sure that Canada's Veterans know they are appreciated.
Thank you once again for blessing us with such a wonderful gift.
Margaret & Ben
To each and everyone who took the time the effort and most importantly the love to give us this gift, words cannot describe how you've touched our hearts . . . not easy to do . . . thank you so very much, God Bless you all.
Margaret & Ben
It's been a little of this, and a whole lot of that, but most of all, our Quilt of Valour has given us both the "powerful presents" needed to hug up and smartening up, to the realization that we/both are attempting to reinforce the "main" reason for this intervention/HELP. How can I put it simply, it's like a mud fish. Always in water but not always with the right balance of. Air, water, mud mix. To much of any of these, the poor fish could drown. Something like me/us. To have everything in check, it's wonderful. But remembering that the world "I" live with is always a mystery.
The deep and murky. So certain the uncertain. To step into/out of and look for the light is so welcomed.
Thanks so much for the do over/uncovering. Use the Quilt, use the quilt "everyone"
The newer & muchly improved