Monday, January 11, 2016

Hockey weekend.

This was an exceptionally nice weekend because Scott and Jennifer and the boys came to Timmins to take part in a hockey tournament. It meant sitting in cold arenas for the past three days watching hundreds of kids enjoying themselves on the ice. There is a certain sense of being Canadian in that. There were pickup trucks in the parking lot, the smell of hockey equipment in the crowded arena lobby, seeing your breath as you cheered from the stands and the aroma of Timmies was everywhere. There was even a guy with a cowbell! There were teams from all over the North, from Wawa, to Cochrane to Sudbury. What struck me was how many families were together enjoying themselves. Kids, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents. I really enjoyed being a part of it all.  Oh, one other thing; Scott’s team won the tournament as overall champions!

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