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Colleen Dyck
I'm a wanna-be triathlete with 4 kids trying to start an all natural energy bar business while being married to a work-a-holic farmer. . .?!
Interests: eating healthy, training for triathlons, mid century modern design, attempting to be green, thinking global while supporting local . . . attempting to do what's right!
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Video time:) So the link above will bring you to our GORP VIDEO:) It's a place I go when I'm looking for solid ground. Some happy music and a reminder of my "WHY" is needed every so often when the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at The Great GORP Project
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It seems I continue to learn the hard way. And what I need to do right now is apologize. I don't want to ruin it with an excuse. . .and will rather try and offer an explanation of my heart... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at The Great GORP Project
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Well here i am. . .tail between my legs. . .full of broken blogging promises:( BUT. . .there has been a change in the tides. . . I have come to a new revelation!! AND I have some great new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at The Great GORP Project
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So 2015 started out with some unexpected and pretty cool honours for GORP:) A few weeks ago I got an email saying GORP had been chosen as Company of the Year by the Manitoba Food Processors Association! Crazy?! I've been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at The Great GORP Project
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Greetings! Today is our BIG NEW website reveal AND the. . .RE-START OF MY BLOG (gasp!), which has been seriously neglected for the past year(ish)! For those of you new to GORP, welcome here! To my old friends and blog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at The Great GORP Project
Typepad HTML Email Hi Alissa! Ive actually done NOTHING to the set, I decided to design around them in their current condition (dark wood), and am pretty happy with the result. . .I have a big ornate padded rocking chair in the corner now that sort of plays off it. . .then did very plain white bedding with dark brown pillows and tried to tie it all togetherJ When they are made that well. . .its so sad to throw them out. . .and when they are such high quality I am scared to paint them (even though I paint pretty much everything else. . .) Good luck with yours!! The Great GORP Project Box 1108 Niverville, Manitoba R0A 1E0 204-388-9649 www.gorpworld.com colleen@gorpworld.com
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2013 on mov'in and speech'in at The Great GORP Project
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Having an adventurous weekend at the Dirty Donkey Mud Run! A bit of racing, a bit of playing, and some pretty darn awesome employees who kicked some butt today working the GORP booth:) What next? Hmmmmm.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at The Great GORP Project
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So the little gnat on my shoulder that's been telling me this past year " YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO BLOG IDIOT. .. GET SELLING. . .GET SOME CASH FLOW. . .DON'T BLOW THIS LAUNCH!", has finally up and died.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at The Great GORP Project
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Can you spot the GORP bar? (hint. . .look under her right hand;) Lynn Angele, you are awesome, and hardcore and I can't tell you how tickled I am that you took this photo with a GORP bar strategiclaly propped... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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This morning was the debut of GORP's first radio event ever. . .all thanks to Larry McIntosh from Peak of the Market. . .My palms were sweaty and there were some stutters, but it turned out way better than I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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Once or twice a year I go STARK RAVING WILD in Indigo and buy 500 self help/business books.O.k. fine. .. it's more like 10 but it feels like 500 when I look at my visa bill. . he he oops!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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I lost my dad to ALS 2 years ago today. It kind of snuck up on me. . .sideways like. Maybe because lately I've been feeling like a 35 year old little girl. (The crying incident from my last post... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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This week was a tough one. .. .and a great one. Not all at once. But eventually. I won't go into great detail. . .but let's just say I did one of the most embarassing, unprofessional things ever. . .something... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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I routinely buy gobs of competing bars just to keep an eye on what's going on in retail land....the kids already know to moan and try to escape when I start setting up the taste testing line....true to form...they seem... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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Farming for life ... Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
I LOVE BEING A MOM. .. a heart full of grateful and a big smile:) Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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With 4 kids in tow I busted it to the nursery and probably made some poor choices due to the general excitement/chaos and merry making in the bathroom that ensues every time we go anywhere....HOWEVER...it's done...and even though the well... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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Created with PhotoShake for iPhone Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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Created with PhotoShake for iPhone Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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Nothing beats suppers in the field...:) It's like we step into another world... Happy weekending all! Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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I bought this font yesterday, it's called Applewood. . .and am now wishing my photoshop skills were half as cool as this font is. . .but they are not. Boo. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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I have totally neglected my design-ish blogging as of late. . .my decorating motivation got reawakened the other day as I was strolling through Costco and found these lamps for $45 buckers for the both of them!! Now. .. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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Today: I'm locking myself in the basement and finishing the outline/plan for the Gorp Challenge:) On a different note. . .I'm not pregnant, but this amazing salad idea smacked me in the face the other day as I was blankly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
What? There's a debit machine in my house? What? Yup! Gorp is officially able to accept payment over the phone, online, and in person! Visa, Mastercard, even Debit? What? I know. .. .I can hardly believe this day has come.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at The Great GORP Project
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Thank you God for our wonderful country. . ..for every 1 thing we grumble about help us remember there are 1 hundred more things to be grateful for. I can't keep this under my hat for one more second. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2012 at The Great GORP Project