Where are we today ?
|Sidewalk leading to the arena|
I believe 20 teams with with a total of well over 200 players participated with 4 games for each team. Plus a dance both friday and saturday night as well. A huge undertaking for the community spear headed by Trevor (aka: Tree) Baer with the help of many volunteers from the community.
This event is named after Tyler Todd who was killed April 11th 2010 in Afghanistan. A local young man raised in the community and very well known.
A bonus for us this year that made us very proud was we were able to attend and daughter number 2 participated playing hockey in this, her very first hockey tournament making us very proud. After figure skating for many years as a young child. And she scored her first goal!
We checked out all the prizes in various rooms around the arena, then ball hockey outside for the children, and chatted with various people we knew, purchased some raffle tickets, a beverage and a snack.
|nice raffle prize|
|more ice painting|
|silent auction tables too|
|of course the social bar|
|still pretty quiet there only noon|
|more raffles prizes|
|ball hockey in the pavilion for the kids|
|a sunny but cool day|
|the local CTV News was there too|
The game was very exciting and everyone had a great time. And yes they won again, did not put them in the playoffs but very close. But from the smiles on everyones faces they all had a great time.
We had a wonderful time here, meeting up with more friends and family, chatting about with old times. Even some customers from my restaurant that I have not seen since I closed it 16 years ago!
Now another added bonus I got an autograph from and my picture taken with Walter Gretsky (now 77yrs young) Hockeys most famous father. Of course I think every one has heard of Wayne Gretsky. Number 99 the great one!
Now I think, thats it for our hockey season. And I will tell you it sure is one that will give us more memories to last us the rest of our lives. All because we came home early this winter. But soon summer will be here! And soon we will be living back in our RV again.
|Looks at these kids all excited over more snow|
That was a very exciting day for us and now back down to serious family time and Easter stuff tomorrow with Suzie's family.
Thanks for joining us today and hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend too.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this past Winter.