Posted by: POWERof52 | May 23, 2014

Act of Kindness #49: Yard Workin’ It


By Monika Platek

Todd’s parents are more active, fit and energetic than most 25-year-olds we know! That being said, they could use some of Todd’s muscle and my finesse in their front and back yards. So as the weather began to warm, we packed up our garden tools and got dirty to help them out.

Posted by: POWERof52 | May 22, 2014

Adventure #49: How to ‘Ruin’ a Perfect Day

Adventure #49: How to 'Ruin' a Perfect Day

A trip to Tulum, Mexico wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the ruins on the Coast. These ancient ruins were even better than the Google pics…way better…and if it wasn’t for the sweltering heat we would have stayed even longer just to stare at these amazing structures.

Posted by: POWERof52 | May 22, 2014

Adventure #48: Discovering the Underworld


There’s a whole world beneath us…just waiting to be explored! We discovered it in Mayan Riviera, Mexico as we traveled through miles and miles of magical caves. We walked, rafted and swam in one afternoon. It was one of the coolest things ever!


Posted by: POWERof52 | January 16, 2014

Act of Kindness #48 – Helping WIth Luggage

Act of Kindness #45 - Helping WIth Luggage

After a quick flight home from Calgary, as we were waiting for our Airport Pick-up, Monika and I noticed a mother with a young child about to load her car. We of course offered to help load all the luggage and stroller into the car. Little good deeds that bring a smile to stranger’s face is perfect in our books. Lend a helping hand when you can.

Posted by: POWERof52 | January 14, 2014

Adventure #47 – SKY ZONE

For this weeks adventure Monika and I headed to Sky Zone for some trampolines, foam pits and extreme basketball. We had an absolute blast even if we were the only ones without kids! We strongly encourage you to get out and do what legendary Kris Kross told us to do… JUMP JUMP.

Posted by: POWERof52 | January 12, 2014

Act of Kindness #47 – Soles4Souls

Act of Kindness #47 - Soles4Souls

Inspired by this charity, Monika and I went through our closet’s and the garage and collected shoes and boots to donate. We came up with over 20 pairs that will hopefully get better use.

Check out Soles4Souls:

Act of Kindness - Charitable Donation In Lieu of Client Christmas Presents

This year for Christmas, my business partners and I decided (with the Power of 52 theme in mind) to make a significant charitable donation to a charity that is near and dear to our hearts in lieu of the typical client gifts of wine and chocolate.

About Lutherwood:

Lutherwood is a not for profit that annually provides mental health, employment, housing and family support services to 22,500 people in Waterloo Region and Wellington County.

Lutherwood’s Institute for Children and Youth Mental Health connects professionals with applied research and best/most-promising practices for the betterment of children’s mental health.

To donate, please click on the link below:

Posted by: POWERof52 | December 15, 2013

Adventure #46 – Raptors Game

Adventure #46 - Raptors Game

Monika and I went to check out the new look Raptors as they took on the 76er’s. Great game with a good ‘W’ for Toronto.

Posted by: POWERof52 | December 14, 2013

Adventure #45 – LUGE’N

This was by far one of the coolest adventures Monika and I have done for the Power of 52. If you are in Calgary and you get the chance to experience this… Go Do It! We had an absolute blast as we headed down the mountain at 60 km/h. Finished top male and top female… thinking maybe Sochi?

Posted by: POWERof52 | December 14, 2013

Act of Kindness #45 – Food Bank (Sounds of the Season)

Act of Kindness #45 - Food Bank (Sounds of the Season)

By Monika Platek

CBC, where I work, held an annual event called ‘Sounds of the Season’ on Friday. It was such an amazing day full of Christmas spirit and most importantly, it was a fundraiser that raised over $326,000 for GTA Food Banks. It was a pleasure to donate and take part in this magical day.

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