TORONTO – During the seventy-first season of the Tuesday Literary Club, the Executive decided to make an award at the Annual Dinner to the member deemed by the Critic to have made the most significant contribution to the Club during the year. David Heppenstall is thrilled to have been selected to win the award this year and could not be … Continue readingHarry Fairhead Award of Merit winner
OTTAWA – I write this e-mail from my home in Ottawa – a full 633km on the final odometer from my home in Mississauga. Today was a 96.4km day, so a fairly long stretch. There was elation to arrive at the end of this very long trip. For over a week, I had been on my own, travelling under nothing … Continue readingSolo 633 km bicycle ride across southern Ontario: complete
TORONTO – David Heppenstall, Captain of his floor hockey team, “HLF,” wrote the following message to his teammates shortly after winning the Spring 2014 league championship: Champions, It has been a long road. “HLF” has been a team since Fall 2009. That season, we came in last place with a differential of -43. We’d come in dead last, or almost … Continue readingFloor Hockey Champions
TORONTO – Global News aired a segment on Understanding Body Language following the 2011 Federal Leaders Debate. In this segment, David Heppenstall – in his capacity as President of the Toronto Debating Society – appeared alongside two other experts in public speaking and communications. David appreciates the Global News Toronto team for seeking him out for his opinion.
KILIMANJARO REGION, TANZANIA – At 5127m elevation and at 3:03am local time on September 12th, 2010, David Heppenstall called off his summit attempt for Mount Kilimanjaro. Suffering from Altitude Sickness and Oxygen deprivation, but full with the knowledge that the summit is merely a half-way point, David returned to base camp under his own power. David was satisfied with his … Continue readingMount Kilimanjaro summit attempt aborted safely