Bronze Medal in Singles

We’ll get to Andrew’s adventures later. But first, results from Day 2 tournament play. The day started with semi-finals and finals of the singles event. Brent made it through to the semi-finals to play Martin Foxhall, but came up a bit short in the end. Brent went on to win the Bronze medal in … [Read more...]

Singles Day

Down to business on the first day of competitive playing. Today was singles day; very busy 5 singles games of 15 ends each....pretty exhausting but it didn’t end there. This was round robin play followed by the first round of knock-out play. Everybody played well with Brent, David and Andrew … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Team on the Mats

We are finally on the mats today. There are eight mats and a show mat. Four of the mats are brand new, right out of the package and four are newish mats. The show mat is also new. All the mats are fast except the new mats which, being so new, are slower, just like our own new mat. We did spend some … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Team on the GO

Day 3 saw us take a trip into downtown Toronto. Taking the GO train into the city centre was easy; the station is a 10 min walk from our house with a 20 minute ride into city. No trip is complete without a ride up the CN Tower which is 1750 feet above the city. Walking over the glass walkway at the … [Read more...]

Orcas Spotted Near Niagara Falls

Team West Coast Orcas Team bonding took us to Niagara Falls today. Brent drove using our GPS system and arrived at noon. Weather was mild and rainy. After walking down the escarpment, watching the Maid of the Mist navigating below the falls, it was time to get soaked. Dressed in waterproofs the … [Read more...]

New Experience for Andrew

The Short Mat team decided that Andrew needed to broaden his horizons so, where do we end up? Vietnamese cuisine. Brent used the GPS system to direct us to the vegetarian restaurant. Good food, good company.  Niagara Falls on the agenda for tomorrow, if the weather is ok.  … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Team Is on Their Way

Andrew, Brent, Dave and Mitch are on their way to the Canadian Short-Mat Championship in Toronto. Message from Andrew: "Departure 5 am for Toronto Short Mat team OBLBC in good spirits. Andrew" … [Read more...]

Hola from The Finish Line – Donna

Published on Behalf of Donna Blackstock - Donna is walking the Camino Frances - a 5 weeks and 800 km journey that attracts over 250,000 participants.   Hola, Thirty one days later I entered the old town of Santiago de Compostela and faced the massive cathedral. As it was a national … [Read more...]

Hola from Ocebreiro – Donna

Published on Behalf of Donna Blackstock - Donna is walking the Camino Frances - a 5 weeks and 800 km journey that attracts over 250,000 participants.   Hola, The walk to the top of Ocebreiro began in La Portela de Valcarce. It was rough going in spots to La Faba and then there were 5 … [Read more...]

Hola from La Portela de Valcarce – Donna

Published on Behalf of Donna Blackstock - Donna is walking the Camino Frances - a 5 weeks and 800 km journey that attracts over 250,000 participants.   Hola from La Portela de Valcarce! Tomorrow I will walk up and over Ocebreiro. It is a significant "effort" along the way and I will … [Read more...]