Yesterday afternoon in the park, we helped celebrate our friend Thomas’s birthday with a potluck and games. I played some chess, had my hand injured in a slack-line tightening incident (I’m fine), didn’t come in dead last at croquet, and ate some of the best devilled eggs and broccoli salad I’ve ever had. By all […]
Yesterday my brother in-law filmed me clearing a 64 inch high jump bar. Hit play or watch on YouTube.
After more than a year of planning, the 2012 Alberta Summer Games are finally here. It’s been stressful but the community has really come together to make these games great. It’s been a pleasure to be chairing the ceremonies committee and our Opening Ceremonies tomorrow night at the Enmax Centre are going to be great!
My friend and former roommate Richard Hortness is heading off to Montreal for the Olympic trials. He’s no longer living in Lethbridge but we wish him well. The Lethbridge club team has quite a few former swimmers also going to the meet, some of whom I’ve helped coach and/or shared the pool with. Here’s the […]
Photo by Janson Smith I went to Castle River Rodeo Campground again this year with my good friend Andy for the long weekend kayaking festival. This was my 6th year participating in the event and once again it was a really good time. Photo by Janson Smith Organizer, Chuck Lee, and his crew of volunteers […]
The Lethbridge Ultimate Club was in the news last week getting a little promotion for the idea of a full league here in town. It seems like a good idea and we’ve been getting a lot more people out to play. If you’re looking for a nice easy going sport in Lethbridge, come over to […]
Over the long weekend my friend, Andy, and I went to the Castle River Rodeo Grounds to take part in the biggest whitewater festival in Canada, the Three River Rendezvous. My decision to go wavered when I read that the weather forecast predicted cool temperatures, variable cloudiness, and sprinkled showers. Luckily we pressed on and, […]
“I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.” -Rodney Dangerfield I am almost ready to give up on the playoffs. With the obvious exception of International hockey, the teams I cheer for so rarely get to the finals. The Calgary Flames didn’t even make the play-offs this year. At […]
I’m very pleased that Canada won the gold medal hockey game this afternoon against the USA. Our countries may be the best of friends in real life, but at the same time, I love our rivalry in sports — especially when Canada comes out on top.
Odds to Win the 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Championship Canada 1/1 Russia 2/1 Sweden 11/2 USA 7/1 Czech Republic 15/1 Finland 16/1 Slovakia 40/1 Switzerland 125/1 Germany 400/1 Belarus 500/1 Latvia 500/1 Norway 500/1