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Ginger Beef - A Night of Fun & Nutrition

 

Join SCI Alberta for our Peer Event on Thursday June 8 at Ginger Beef

 

9629 Macleod Trail SW

5:45 pm - 8:00 pm (ordering at 6pm)

$10 - $15 per person

 

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RSVP by June 7th to

marilyn.erho@sci-ab.ca or via phone (403) 228-7434

 

 

Announcing the publication of The Perfect Life An Autobiography

By Monte J Perepelkin

Presale for The Perfect Life begins on June 1st, 2017 through Amazon, Barns & Noble and other book sellers across North America in softcover edition or e-book format. Official release of The Perfect Life is June 28th, 2017.

 

Monte will be making a personal appearance to release the first 200 copies of his book at the 2017 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary on June 17th –18th and Moto Valley Raceway in Regina on June 24th – 25th. Book signings available upon request.

 

Visit montejperepelkin.com for more information on Monte

To order your copy fo the book from Amazon click here

 

For more info contact Monte via email: mxp@shaw.ca or (403) 640-0631

 

Book Summary

 

After miscalculating a treacherous triple jump at the Lethbridge Arenacross in Alberta, Canada on Feb 12, 1999, Monte Perepelkin’s life changed forever. The victim of a worst-case racing scenario, Perepelkin – a top-three Canadian professional cross-country dirt bike competitor – regained consciousness in the hospital three days later to find himself paralyzed from the neck down. The horrific accident had resulted in his fourth vertebra being completely crushed. His condition was irreversible. Perepelkin, who had turned thirty just thirty-four days earlier, faced living the rest of his life confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic.

 

In The Perfect Life, Perepelkin has written an exceptional, unflinchingly honest account of his life. Perepelkin has a marvelous voice that feels natural and personal. He leads the reader through the important events of his life, both before and after the accident, relating his story in clear yet conversational prose.

 

Perepelkin doesn’t shy away from the less-than-flattering and darker moments of his life, including multiple brushes with the law as a young man and a post-accident suicide attempt. No matter how high the highs or how low the lows, Perepelkin never loses his sense of humor. A sense of joyful reflection permeates the book. Though the narrative touches on the all-important events that led to his introduction to cross-country and hare scrambles racing, motocross and arenacross, and his development into a nationally competitive racer while maintaining a highly successful finish carpentry business in Calgary, The Perfect Life furthermore tells the story of the mental and physical struggles Perepelkin faced after the accident—and the long and circuitous route he traveled to come to acceptance.

 

A more contemplative side of the book touches on faith, purpose, and existence, adding surprising depth to the story and helps make The Perfect Life a truly entertaining read, and an uplifting one as well.

 

 

See more on Monte in this video from SCI Alberta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday June 24th

10am - 3pm

Calgary Rotary Challenger Park

3688 - 48th Ave NE Google Map Here

 

FREE Admission & Parking

For more info contact Cal Schuler at

(403) 830-6466 or cal@spectraalt.org

 

 

Free BBQ

Wheelchair Basketball & Tennis

Self Defense Demonstration

Face Painting

Arts & Crafts

Pacific Assistance Dogs

Beast Machine Dancers

Petting Zoo

Hay Ride

Bouncing Tents

Native Dancers

501 Garrison (Star Wars Characters)

Harvey The Hound

Ralph The Dog

Farley The Fox

CP Rail Puffer Belly Train

RCMP & CPS

Calgary EMS

Calgary Fire Department

HAWCS Helicopter

AND MORE!!

     
     

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our Calgary Peer Program Sponsors: