Due to a previous engagement of mine, Joshua went to accept the Ontario Volunteer Service Award on my behalf (best brother ever)!!! As well as receiving a very special award of his own! I’m so proud of you buddy!!!!
It felt totally surreal. The experience was unlike anything I’d ever experienced before and it was once-in-a-lifetime. I was so incredibly honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20. I admit, the interview process was quite nerve-racking – to talk to a member of the Order of Canada and submit countless applications was definitely an interesting journey in itself. But then the Leadership Summit began, and I was thrust into an […]
Power of the Hour – 30 Second Spot
So, we’ve finally arrived to the now. Whoa, that’s exciting. 2012 was the most recently lemonade stand, and even though it was over a year ago, I still remember it like it was yesterday. It wasn’t raining that year, which was fantastic, and we even had a incredible surprise visitor, see below: That’s right, John Carmichael (MPP), came to visit us at the lemonade stand! He’s been coming to the stand for the past few […]
For the first time in Amanda’s Lemonade Stand history, it rained on lemonade day. Really, it had never happened before, so this was a kind of obstacle that no one had expected, and we had to adapt to rather quickly. But, besides that, the lemonade stand was a success. We prevailed, and it was the first year that Joshua officially took over the lemonade stand. Yes, 2011 was actually a really huge year! Super-busy, but super-rewarding! […]
Well, as I keep saying, I love my little brother Joshua tremendously. I mean, I really do love him so much. He has such an outstanding and outgoing personality, he’s a real character and has my sense of humour too! An example of this? What my family likes to call “Cookie Eyes.” Take a look: See what I mean? He’s a ham! There’s me, enjoying one of my interviews with CTV. They’ve also been an […]
All really cool people have songs, am I right? They either have songs written by them, for them, or about them. Well, in my case it’s actually all three!!! Our family is friends with another family, and their daughter is a musician/song-writer. She proposed to write a song for me, about the lemonade stand, portraying the positive message of giving back and making a difference. I couldn’t have been more excited. So, I helped write […]
Conference Bus? What? Okay, let me explain. So, in 2007 about an hour or so before the lemonade stand started, a giant tour-bus pulled up in front. Naturally, we were all very confused. An elderly man came off of the bus, and told my mom and me that they were a group of retired engineers going off to their annual conference. They had heard about me and my lemonade stand on the radio on their […]