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Awesome tribute to your Mom

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MayDay Memorial Surf Classic

❗️READY FOR SOME GOOD NEWS ⁉️Today would have been our 10th Anniversary event and we’re SO EXCITED to finally announce: We are honored to present a record-breaking donation of 🌟$10,000.00 🌟 to Halifax Health in celebration of the 10th Annual MayDay Memorial Surf Classic - In Loving Memory of Dollie Sue Watson ❤️

The unwavering dedication of community donors + long-standing sponsors, the fun history of the Surf Classic, and the continued support of Halifax Health is the reason we're able to announce this gift. As our area's leading provider of health care, Halifax Health has always been there for our community when help is needed. Given the nation's current health situation, we feel this donation couldn't come at at better time.

A note from Haley Watson-Stephens, MayDay Memorial Surf Classic Founder: “For over a decade, our goal has been to continue the fight against heart disease and support Halifax's mission of providing world-class health care to our community. While the cornerstone of the MayDay Memorial Surf Classic will always be heart health, my biggest wish is for this year's success is to symbolize life, love, and community. We hope that this gift serves as an inspiration, and look forward to another fun and successful event next year in 2021!”

Since 2011, the MayDay Memorial Surf Classic has raised and donated a total of $28,350.00 in memory of Dollie Sue Watson. Funds are earmarked for the cardiology center at Halifax Health.
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❗️READY FOR SOME GOOD NEWS ⁉️Today would have been our 10th Anniversary event and we’re SO EXCITED to finally announce: We are honored to present a record-breaking donation of 🌟$10,000.00 🌟 to Halifax Health in celebration of the 10th Annual MayDay Memorial Surf Classic - In Loving Memory of Dollie Sue Watson ❤️

The unwavering dedication of community donors + long-standing sponsors, the fun history of the Surf Classic, and the continued support of Halifax Health is the reason were able to announce this gift. As our areas leading provider of health care, Halifax Health has always been there for our community when help is needed. Given the nations current health situation, we feel this donation couldnt come at at better time.

A note from Haley Watson-Stephens, MayDay Memorial Surf Classic Founder: “For over a decade, our goal has been to continue the fight against heart disease and support Halifaxs mission of providing world-class health care to our community. While the cornerstone of the MayDay Memorial Surf Classic will always be heart health, my biggest wish is for this years success is to symbolize life, love, and community. We hope that this gift serves as an inspiration, and look forward to another fun and successful event next year in 2021!”

Since 2011, the MayDay Memorial Surf Classic has raised and donated a total of $28,350.00 in memory of Dollie Sue Watson. Funds are earmarked for the cardiology center at Halifax Health.

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Congratulations 🎉🎊& Many Blessings 🙏🙏🙏sent to your Wonderful Donor, who is surely making a Huge, Positive Difference in this World!!!

WOW congratulations! Amazing wonderful inspiring news. You are something else Haley!! ❤❤ so happy !!

This is so amazing. 👏👏👏👏thank you for all your hard work.

Awe, you are something else girl! God bless you! Amazing young woman 👏 👏 👏

You are a wonderful inspiration ❤️

Wonderful Haley 💞

So awesome Haley💕

Wow!! Great job!!!

Awesome.......

Haley!! Wow!

Joe Petrock?

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It’s been weighing heavy on me for sometime now, so I figured I’d share. This year we were set to celebrate a monumental 10th Anniversary MayDay Memorial Surf Classic with the biggest event to date. But instead, it’s literally the exact opposite. Daily Facebook memories are a bittersweet reminder of what these days leading up to “that special Saturday before Mothers Day!” have typically looked like, and honestly, it absolutely just breaks a little piece of my heart.

While I am so.totally.bummed. that the MayDay is cancelled, I understand that it’s something I simply don’t have any control over. That hasn’t stopped me from having dreams about the contest where the first heat didn’t start until 11am or we didn’t have the correct color jerseys... I’m sure all other competition directors can relate 😂 When I started the event as a teenager, it served as a platform to channel the tragedy of loosing my mom, into a way to potentially help other people. Because that was what my mom always did. She was the type of person who would give the shirt off her back to a stranger, and had the unwavering ability to see the light in any given situation. Over the past decade, the MayDay has grown into a celebration of so much GOOD and of so much LOVE. And while I can’t help being overwhelmed with disappointment at times this go around, all of that goodness and love that’s been brought to our community over the years is that same light that my mom would be seeing now.

One thing my mom always taught me was never give up. If you truly want something bad enough, keep working and don’t be detoured by the inevitable obstacles that will arise. Yes, this is an extremely long post and if you’ve gotten this far, thank you!

SOOO even though this Saturday we won’t be enjoying the sweet sounds of Travis Ajay’s voice on the mic, or gathered in the bed of the Conklin’s truck sipping something cold out of a 7-Eleven cup from Eric Cooley, or cheering on our sports next generation as the Minnows are pushed into head-high 1 footers, or watching in amazement as Bobby Spinners McCormick stomps yet another outrageous air reverse... We may have found a way to still make the 10th Anniversary MayDay a success.

And not just any success, but potentially history making success. Never in a million years would I have thought this would’ve or could’ve happened.

We could all use some good news right about now! I’ll be so excited to share a little later this week what we have going on! For now, please try to take care of each other, and just know that I love each of you and I love our community ❤️ Stay strong everyone!

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It’s been weighing heavy on me for sometime now, so I figured I’d share. This year we were set to celebrate a monumental 10th Anniversary MayDay Memorial Surf Classic with the biggest event to date. But instead, it’s literally the exact opposite. Daily Facebook memories are a bittersweet reminder of what these days leading up to “that special Saturday before Mothers Day!” have typically looked like, and honestly, it absolutely just breaks a little piece of my heart. 

While I am so.totally.bummed. that the MayDay is cancelled, I understand that it’s something I simply don’t have any control over. That hasn’t stopped me from having dreams about the contest where the first heat didn’t start until 11am or we didn’t have the correct color jerseys... I’m sure all other competition directors can relate 😂 When I started the event as a teenager, it served as a platform to channel the tragedy of loosing my mom, into a way to potentially help other people. Because that was what my mom always did. She was the type of person who would give the shirt off her back to a stranger, and had the unwavering ability to see the light in any given situation. Over the past decade, the MayDay has grown into a celebration of so much GOOD and of so much LOVE. And while I can’t help being overwhelmed with disappointment at times this go around, all of that goodness and love that’s been brought to our community over the years is that same light that my mom would be seeing now. 

One thing my mom always taught me was never give up. If you truly want something bad enough, keep working and don’t be detoured by the inevitable obstacles that will arise. Yes, this is an extremely long post and if you’ve gotten this far, thank you! 

SOOO even though this Saturday we won’t be enjoying the sweet sounds of Travis Ajay’s voice on the mic, or gathered in the bed of the Conklin’s truck sipping something cold out of a 7-Eleven cup from Eric Cooley, or cheering on our sports next generation as the Minnows are pushed into head-high 1 footers, or watching in amazement as Bobby Spinners McCormick stomps yet another outrageous air reverse... We may have found a way to still make the 10th Anniversary MayDay a success. 

And not just any success, but potentially history making success. Never in a million years would I have thought this would’ve or could’ve happened. 

We could all use some good news right about now! I’ll be so excited to share a little later this week what we have going on! For now, please try to take care of each other, and just know that I love each of you and I love our community ❤️ Stay strong everyone!

Photo: Just A Blink Photography

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I still miss it! 🇨🇷❤️🎼

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Heroes in our community 💙 Thank you Root Family & Halifax Health for all you continue to do for others!This is a great story about a family legacy so important to our area for so many years. We received a donation of protective face shields from the Root Family which was made possible by siblings Mathieu Root and Vanessa Root in conjunction with Root Family Foundation and Nicole Cox.

They retooled their entire business to make 500 shields for hospitals in our communities. This shouldn't surprise you as they both are 5th generation Root Family members who care deeply about our community. Their father, Chris Root, was born at Halifax Hospital in 1957. With the help of Nicole Cox, of the Root Foundation, this was the fastest critical needs project ever completed by the Root Family Foundation in less than a week. Their amazing commitment is to supply Halifax Health until all needs are met for these devices FREE OF CHARGE.

Thank you Root Foundation for taking care of your community!
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Below: Preston Root, Dr. Jazarevic and Joe Petrock social distance.
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Heroes in our community 💙 Thank you Root Family & Halifax Health for all you continue to do for others!

To our beloved MayDay family & friends,

The MayDay Memorial Surf Classic is all about bringing people together. And at this time, it is of the upmost importance that we, well, do the exact opposite of just that! Please be assured that the health and safety of our competitors, sponsors, spectators, & volunteers will always be our top priority. With that being said, our 10th Annual MayDay Memorial Surf Classic - In Loving Memory of Dollie Sue Watson scheduled for May 9th is postponed. More information on a future date will follow.

We would also like to take this opportunity to give a huge thank you to our family at Halifax Health, and each one of their dedicated team members who continue to work hard around the clock providing world class healthcare to our community & beyond.
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To our beloved MayDay family & friends,

The MayDay Memorial Surf Classic is all about bringing people together. And at this time, it is of the upmost importance that we, well, do the exact opposite of just that! Please be assured that the health and safety of our competitors, sponsors, spectators, & volunteers will always be our top priority. With that being said, our 10th Annual MayDay Memorial Surf Classic - In Loving Memory of Dollie Sue Watson scheduled for May 9th is postponed. More information on a future date will follow. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to give a huge thank you to our family at Halifax Health, and each one of their dedicated team members who continue to work hard around the clock providing world class healthcare to our community & beyond.

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We will be sure to keep everyone posted regarding news for the 10th Annual MayDay Memorial Surf Classic. In the mean time, please support local restaurants + businesses and try to stay healthy + safe 🌊 ... See MoreSee Less

We will be sure to keep everyone posted regarding news for the 10th Annual MayDay Memorial Surf Classic. In the mean time, please support local restaurants + businesses and try to stay healthy + safe 🌊

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Brilliant illustration.

📢 Calling all Minnows + Surf Moms! Come surf with us at the 10th Anniversary MayDay Memorial Surf Classic! 🏆 These fun divisions are exclusive to our event and FREE! 🏄 Advance registration is required and slots are limited, so DM is to secure your spot 🤙 ... See MoreSee Less

📢 Calling all Minnows + Surf Moms! Come surf with us at the 10th Anniversary MayDay Memorial Surf Classic! 🏆 These fun divisions are exclusive to our event and FREE! 🏄 Advance registration is required and slots are limited, so DM is to secure your spot 🤙

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We are going to be there for sure! 🙂

I'll be there!! 😁 And I cant wait to catch up with you all!

Signing up for the 10th Anniversary MayDay Memorial Surf Classic is easier than ever thanks to our friends at LiveHeats!

www.liveheats.com/mayday

Photo: Photos by Dwayne LLC
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Signing up for the 10th Anniversary MayDay Memorial Surf Classic is easier than ever thanks to our friends at LiveHeats!

www.liveheats.com/mayday

Photo: Photos by Dwayne LLC