Meet our 2018 riders

 

 

PWOS_18 Hazel Crosson

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Hazel Crosson

Hello! My name is Hazel Crosson. My husband Don and I live close to Rosthern. We both enjoy snowmobiling,canoeing,fishing and the outdoors.

Mission 2018 is my second ride with Prairie Women On Snowmobiles. My first ride was mission 2016.

Cancer has touched most of us in some way.I have lost precious friends and relatives to various forms of cancer.In addition to the goals of PWOS, I ride in their memory.

Margarite,Grace,Cathy,Racheal,Connie and Lois you are not forgotten. I ride as well for all fighting at this time and for those who have fought and won!

As a breast cancer survivor it is very important to me to stress the advantage of regular checkups and early detection! With research a cure will be found. 

 

PWOS_18 Leanne Dagnall

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Leanne Dagnall

My name is Leanne Dagnall. I live on a farm north of Foam Lake. I have been happily married to my husband Greg for 17 years and we have a 14 year old daughter Kylie.  Although I love life on the farm I work at the Elementary School in Foam Lake and enjoy spending my days with all the children there!!

I truly love being a "farm girl". My husband and I grain farm but growing up on a farm not far from where I live now we raised cattle, had chickens and loved the country life. I enjoy all outdoor activities but must say that winter is my favourite. I love snowmobiling!! We spend many hours as a family snowmobiling whenever we can.

I heard about PWOS a few ago when a co-worker of mine was chosen to ride. Since then, I knew that this was something I was going to do!  It is such an incredible mission and has done so many wonderful things!!

I am extremely honored to have been chosen as a core rider for mission 2018!  I have had family and friends over the years that has been touched by cancer therefore,  I am dedicating my ride to all of them. I am looking forward to this incredible journey and to all the amazing people I will meet along the way.

Thank you - see you on the trails!!!

 

PWOS_18 Nadzin DeGagne-Hill

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Nadzin DeGagne-Hill

Hi there! My name is Nadzin DeGagne. I'm the middle child and only girl, besides my mother of course. I received my diploma at SIAST at the age of 21. I am a Youth care worker, and have been in my field 11 years. I love what I do, and I am very passionate about the work I do. I also sit on a Board as an executive for Restorative Justice. I currently work for Metis Family and Community Justice Services as a Community Justice Worker. I am certified to do adult victim-offender mediation. I am married 5 years to a wonderful man.

When I heard I was chosen to be a core rider for Prairie Women on Snowmobiles I instantly thought of my Father. I lost him to esophageal cancer May 4, 2015. I thought of what he went through. I thought of how my mom felt, my brothers, and myself. I thought of what we all faced. I thought of the ups and downs. All the memories flooded in like flash cards and then I was hit with pride. I want to ride for my Dad. I want to ride for those who have to face cancer and those who have. For the families who are affected by it. I ride for the doctors who work hard and the scientists who are looking for the cure. For the survivors and the ones we lost too soon. I want to ride for all of you. 

 

 

PWOS_18 Sherry Derksen

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Sherry Derksen

My name is Sherry Derksen.  I grew up on a dairy farm in the Rosthern area and currently live on a grain farm near Hague with my husband Sheldon.  I teach piano and work together with my parents on their beef and grain farm.  I enjoy playing piano, cross-stitching, being outdoors in all seasons and spending time with our 13 nieces and nephews.  Sheldon, an avid sledder, bought me my first snowmobile when we got married 7 years ago.  I fell in love with the sport!  We enjoy touring the countryside at home as well as sledding on the lakes and trails up at our cabin at Weyakwin Lake.

I am excited and honored to be chosen as a core rider for Mission 2018.  Each of our lives has been touched by cancer.  My sister Tracey was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016.  After surgery and radiation she is cancer free!  Tracey's fight with cancer has inspired me to do my part in raising awareness and the much needed funds for research and equipment.  I strongly encourage everyone to do their monthly self exam as this is how Tracey found her cancer.  I believe Tracey is a cancer survivor due to this early detection.  I will be riding in memory of my friend Joanne who lost her battle with breast cancer.  I will also be riding for my family and friends who have won their fight with breast and other cancers as well as those who continue their battle today.

I'm looking forward to riding for such an amazing cause.  Thank you for your support!

 

 

 PWOS_18 Carla Hordos

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Carla Hordos

My name is Carla Hordos and it is an honour to be accepted as a 2018 Core Rider.  My husband Russ, our two children Daiton (14), Alyx (12), and I reside on an acreage 10 miles east of Tisdale.  I am an elementary teacher and love being able to spend my time working with creative and energetic boys and girls. I have many hobbies such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing, boating, and long walks with our two dogs.  Like many parents, Russ and I spend much of our time involved in the lives of our children.

Like many of my fellow riders, I have been touched by cancer.  My journey has been a personal one and it took me by surprise.  In August of 2014, I found a lump on my left breast.  As a female, we hear so many times that if you are not sure, get the lump checked out. And on December 9th, at the age of 36, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer (HER2 positive tumor).  All I could think about is how can this be happening!  I was a young mother of two with no history of breast cancer in my family.  No one at any age plans on being sick; I did not look or feel sick. My world was ROCKED!

The extraordinary team at the Cancer Clinic and the Breast Health Center in Saskatoon made a plan for me.  With their help, along with the support of my family, friends and community, I found the courage and determination to fight this horrible disease.  There comes a point in our lives that we all need to take a step back and evaluate what is most important to us, how we want to be remembered, and most importantly how we want to live our lives.  So that is just what I did.  My treatments were long and difficult but I knew that it would get better, I would get better, and I would once again be strong and able to do the things that I love.  I have now made that full circle and feel that I have the strength to give back in a meaningful way. I hope my story will inspire others to look deep within themselves, to find their own inner strength, and determination to live their best life. 

 

 

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Kim Hyshka aka Kimakazzi

My name is Kim Hyshka aka Kimakazzi, aka Mrs Chilly a couple of the names I can be known as. I live in Rhein Sask along with my other half Craig Dubiel and our 2 boys Bryden (21) And Jorden (17) and we also have a daughter Stephaine (23) and her partner Clayton Kozmeniuk and our precious granddaughter Jilliann who live in Yorkton. I am a support worker at a shelter for abused women and their children, Also am a registered reflexologist and do books for our business Chilly's Heating and Cooling. I have followed PWOS for a couple years and honestly never thought I would be one of the core riders. I have had a few friends that have been core riders in previous years and relayed how they loved it. I have sled for a few years but nothing to the extent that we will travel in, which I will concur, just as those who have faught the battle with breast cancer or one f the many other cancers there are out there. I will be riding and will not be alone as my mom who I lost to the big "c" will be with me every KM.

Cancer has touched my family in more ways then one, I lost my Baba to breast cancer in which I never got to meet, my mom to pancreatic at an early age of 58 yrs young, my mother in-law to breast cancer and a uncle this past year to pancreatic who ended up being a case study due to the fact he lived an extra 5 yrs, after being told he only had 3-5 months to live. Also my Aunties and cousins who fought and won. I have done the CIBC run for the cure for a couple years and also the relay for life in which I truly enjoyed getting out and raising awareness. losing my mom at such a young age was hard as she never there to answer my calls when I would call her 3-4 times a day either for advice or a recipe that I couldn't find. Things haven't been the same since she has left us but I am glad that I got the time to spend with her in the hospital caring for her and that would not have been possible without the support of my family and my employer at the time. Even though she was in pain or sick she always seemed to be able to give me the "look" that she was very well known for. I remember a few years mm and I would take a sled ride to Wroxton no matter what the temperature was we would go. 

This is why I am doing this ride to remember the good times and also raise money for research or equipment so they can get one step closer to finding a cure.

I look forward to seeing some different parts of the province, so please help me raise money for  great cause.

 

 

PWOS_18 Patti Trapp

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Patti Trapp

My name is Patti Trapp, I am a wife, I am a mother of two, a mother in law of two, and a grandma of three! 
 
I live in Saskatoon sk 
 
I work for Saskatchewan Regional Health Authority as a Safety co-ordinator. 
 
I am a two time cancer survivor!! Thyroid cancer and a cancerous spinal tumour. 

What a honor it is to be chosen to ride mission 2018!! I'm looking forward to meeting other survivors, listening to stories, and shedding tears for those we have lost. By being a survivor, I can tell you that there is life after cancer! It is however, always in the back of your mind. It's terrifying. I will be riding in honor of my mom, she lost her battle to breast cancer. She is my motivation as well as myself and many others lost but never forgotten along the way for this mission! 
 
I have snowmobiled for the last 10 years, first starting off as strictly a passenger to loving it so much I had to have my own! What a great way to spread awareness! I will be riding my sled with pride throughout the entire journey. 
 
My hobbies are of course riding my snowmobile, playing with my grandkids and cruising on my pontoon boat. 
 
Thank you for your support and encouragement! 

 

PWOS_18 Nadine Wiebe-Trapp

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Nadine Wiebe-Trapp

Hello, 

My name is Nadine Wiebe-Trapp. I am 31 years old. Recently married to the love of my life Shawn Trapp, and a mom to our beautiful daughter Zaidah (6). 
 
I live at Emma lake sk, I have the privilege of being a stay at home mom and getting to spend all my time with my little girl. 
 
My hobbies include, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and crafting. 
 
I have been a avid snowmobiler when I was young and have picked up snowmobiling  recently again years after losing my mom in a snowmobile accident. 

I am riding for numerous people in my life that have been affected by cancer. Most recently my wonderful aunt who has just begun her courageous fight against breast cancer. My father who is currently battling skin cancer. For my mother in law who is a survivor! For the many other loved ones who have lost their fight, they will be in my thoughts throughout this entire journey.

It is a honor to have been chosen to be a core rider for mission 2018, im looking forward to the challenge and the experience! What a great way to raise awareness for this miserable disease. Not only do I get to honor my loved ones who are struggling and have struggled but I also get to honor my mom by promoting safe snowmobiling. 

Thank you for your support! You will never know what it means to not only myself but each and every person around you!  

 

 

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