We've got a group here this weekend, mainly sporting the Welsh dragon
(Y Ddraig Goch) on their cars and license plates, but all proudly Canadian in honour of the Vancouver Olympics.
Diving headlong into the spirit of the Games, they hosted their own events. There was the three legged snowshoe race (with 2 snowshoes only).
There was the biathlong, screeching down the hill on skis or snowboards to halt and fire foam darts at targets...
and down at the lake, proving that rinks are for more than just skating, there was the Chicken Toss. Sort of like Curling with a Fluffy stuffed toy chicken in a large baggie...
This was all serious stuff, with both Olympic and Canadian flags proudly waving, much cheering from the spectators, some discussion surrounding the venues and the rules, and hotly contested competition.
Several of this group are members of the Burlington Welsh Male Chorus , and with everyone gathered at the rink, there was a spontaneous outpouring of song and spirit, a wondrous rendition of Oh Canada, complete with flourishes. You need to listen to this, heartfelt music on the Lake of Bays!
And after the Morning's tournament, it was off to Dorset for the Snowball Winter Carnival and -- yet another Olympic sport -- shopping!
Now that's how the Games should be celebrated!