While Fay DeFazio Ebert is only 11 years old, this Torontonian is already grinding into the history books as the youngest member of Canada’s first national skateboard team.
In an interview for Narcity’s qNa series, the skateboarding prodigy spoke about when she first started skateboarding - just a few short years ago - saying “it felt right...all of a sudden everything just clicked, I just loved it.”
Her apparent love of the sport seems to rival her appreciation for the skateboarding community of which she is a part, which she enthusiastically describes as “awesome,” adding “we all love skateboarding, and we’re all different ages, and it doesn’t matter.”
While Ebert’s talent has earned her a spot on the national team, when discussing her Olympic prospects, the idea of not making it didn’t seem to dampen her spirits one bit, saying “it’s okay because I can always look forward to something, it’s just all a good experience.”
And when asked about advice she has for future skateboarders, her answer further solidified how she is beyond her years, saying, “Don’t expect it to be easy because you have to work hard and that’s why I love skateboarding so much…you work so hard at a trick and you hate it so much, but then when you land it, it’s just the feeling of everything just off your shoulders.”
On Sunday morning, May 16, Pastor Henry Hildebrandt led a service outside of the church at 10:30 a.m. The Church of God at Aylmer posted on Facebook the building "may be locked, but our God deserves all honour, glory, and praise."
A live stream was posted to YouTube and its Facebook page, which CBC News reports had 200 to 250 churchgoers present at the service without masks. In a court ruling on Friday, Ontario Superior Court Justice Bruce Thomas instructed that the church remain closed until the provincial government permits public indoor gatherings at a 30% occupancy rate.
Pastor Hildebrandt apparently commented on the locked doors during his sermon, saying that churchgoers are at the service today "because we have the authority of God on our side."
David Musyj, CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital, reached out to the Public Health Agency of Canada to push for the ability for residents to travel to Detroit, MI, to receive a vaccine dose, or to have excess vaccinations be sent up to Windsor.
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In an email sent to Narcity, Musyj confirmed anyone who travels to the U.S. for a vaccine may not have to quarantine for 14 days when they return as it is considered an "essential medical service or treatment."
PHAC wrote to Musyj saying travellers must provide certain documentation to border control when crossing.
Written evidence from a licensed Canadian healthcare practitioner that states medical services or treatments outside of the country are essential is required. A traveller also needs written evidence from a licensed health care practitioner in the U.S. to verify these services are able to be provided.
Anyone travelling to the U.S. for a vaccine must also ride in a private vehicle, have a vaccination appointment, and cannot stop for any other reason.
According to CTV News, Mayor Drew Dilkens proposed a motion at the city's council meeting Monday, May 17, asking the federal and provincial governments to work with public health officials in Detroit. He wants them to allow Windsor-Essex residents to "take advantage of numerous offers from U.S. officials to make surplus vaccines available to Canadians without a requirement to quarantine."
Mayor Dilkens is hoping Windsorites can have a "fully vaccinated" summer, instead of the one-dose summer that has been promised by the federal government.