Leona’s Bucket List

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Life is short,

…so why not make the most of it and do the things you’ve always wanted to!
~ Léona Dargis

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Paying It Forward

  • Volunteer Travel to each Me to We Trip Locations – Kenya (Oct 2012), China, Ecuador, Amazon, Ghana, India, Nicaragua
  • Volunteer at a Ronald McDonald House
  • Walk/Raise Funds for JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research
  • Shovel Snow Off the Neighbors Driveway (Nov 2013)
  • Donate Blood (Jan 2004)
  • Volunteer Christmas Gift Wrapping at Bower Place Mall Red Deer, AB with Stephanie Tarlinton (Dec 2012)
  • Volunteer as a Crowd Pumper at We Day Alberta (Oct 2012 & 2013)


  • Do the Canadian Polar Bear Dip
  • Enjoy a Picnic In/Above the Clouds on the Portuguese Island of Madeira
  • Participate in the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival
  • Travel to Dawson City, Yukon
  • Tour Vatican City and attend Sunday Service
  • Enjoy a Train Ride through the Canadian Rockies
  • Historic Bell Barn Dance in Indian Head, Saskatchewan
  • Visit The Rabot Estate – Cocoa Plantation & stay at Boucan Hotel, Saint Lucia
  • Visit Rob & Sarah Cook at Supplejack Downs Station, NT Australia
  • Go Camping near Athabasca Dunes
  • Stay Overnight in a Light House and enjoy Eating Lobster on the Beach in PEI
  • Attend the Melbourne Cup with Alison Hamilton (nee McIntosh) & Stephanie Tarlinton
  • Go to the Opera at the Sydney Opera House with Sam Johnson
  • Experience the Midnight Sun in the Yukon (July 2014)
  • Skydive (Oct 2011)
  • Dance in the Rain (Summers of  2006 & 2010)


  • Fall in Love, get Married and have a Family
  • Attend a World Cup Soccer Game
  • Be the Voice of a Cartoon Character
  • Meet Temple Grandin
  • Meet Ellen DeGeneres
  • Meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Sleep Under the Stars
  • Write/Record a Song
  • Eat a Dougie Hot Dog – most expensive hot dog in the world Vancouver, BC
  • Watch Gone With The Wind
  • Be a Mascot for a Day
  • Order Gordon Ramsay’s Signature Beef Wellington then Try Making it a Home with Bay
  • Own my very own pair of Manitobah Mukluks
  • Free Hugs (Sydney Apr 2012)
  • Light Floating Lanterns (Aug 2013)
  • Go to a Drive-In Movie (Aug 2008, 2010)


  • Write a Book
  • Have my Books available for sale in airports around the world
  • Become Canada’s Governor General
  • Keynote Speaker at the FCC Forum Events
  • Attend TED Conference or TED*Active
  • Speak at a TED event
  • Speak at FarmTech Conference (Jan 2014)
  • Be a Canadian Nuffield Scholar (2011)

Something New

  • Learn how to Auctioneer
  • Learn Calligraphy
  • Learn how to Speak Spanish
  • Learn how to Play Piano
  • Learn how to make Blood Sausage
  • Take a Pottery Class
  • Learn Sign Language
  • Learn how to make Sushi
  • Learn how to Sew (Mom taught me when I was growing up as she made clothes for us.)
  • Make Homemade Salsa (Oct 2013)

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