As Fr. Vasyl followed in the Smart car, a brief stop was made
at a well known cabin in Riding Mountain National Park. Can
you guess who lived here in the past?
After the WYD?icon left Clear Lake, it wasn't long before
a crack in the bike's frame developed. The bike was left in
the small town of Onanole, MB just outside the National Park
as Fr. Bryan was given a ride back to the Smart Car. Thanks
goes out to another Pilgrim Partner, Dave Samson for the lift.
David was running his auto detail and car wash and was available
Yet another Pilgrim Partner gave of his time at the drop of
dime. UNIQUE WELDING took care of the cracked frame of the
bike once it was transported south of Erickson, MB to be welded.
Back on the road again, Fr. Bryan drove to Brandon to make
the best of the daylight remaining. To make up the rest of
the distance between Onanole and Brandon, he rode northward
out of Brandon and doubled back since there was no one to
follow in the vehicle that day.
Still more angels from heaven appeared in Brandon by the end
of the day. Bruce and Monica Shamray along with their 3 sons
welcomed Fr. Bryan into their home for a meal. They fed Fr.
Bryan's heart with laughter as well.? The next day (Sep16)
after Divine Liturgy, they also drove out past Carberry, MB
to pick up Fr. Bryan who took advantage of nice weather to
start the WYD icon toward Portage La Prairie. Once they picked
him up, a delicious helping of sweet and sour meatballs with
potatoes, corn and all the fixings was served up. Bruce, Monica
and boys, thanks for being such wonderful Pilgrim Partners!
St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Brandon welcomed the
WYD Icon Sunday morning.