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Canyon still hopes to fly into Kamloops

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When George Canyon takes to the skies next time, bringing his The Sky’s Not the Limit tour across the country, he hopes to include Kamloops on the itinerary.

The last time he took his flying roadshow focused on living with diabetes, Canyon wasn’t able to include the River City due to an issue with the airport.

“But, we’re gonna do our best,” said the country singer and recently named spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in Canada.

“I’ve been working with diabetic kids for years,” Canyon said, “and I’ve always worked with JDRF so now, hopefully, I can do something more to help it.”

Canyon’s been living with Type 1 diabetes since he was a child.

It was diagnosed when he was 14 and that was the end of his plans to join the Canadian Air Force.

Losing that dream fuelled another, though, and it’s why Canyon flies his own plane into communities in his Sky’s Not the Limit program — to show diabetes may stop some goals — but not all of them.

Canyon’s also a vocal proponent of the insulin pump, something he uses.

On the day he called KTW, Canyon was sitting at the Nashville airport, waiting for a plane to Palm Springs, where he was set to shoot a video for one of the songs on his new recording.

Better Be Home Soon was released yesterday (March 22). The title track is also the first single,

He created it with the go-to music producer for many singers — Richard Marx — and is thrilled it contains a track Marx and Kenny Rogers wrote for him to sing.

He said the recording is everything he wanted it to be and, although it has some rock overtones, “it’s me, so it’s not serious rock.”

Canyon is also  delighted one of his hits, I Believe in Angels, was adopted by the JDRF in the U.S. as its theme song.

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