Friday 24 April 2009

I'm back in the city after a wonderful ice-out weekend on Canoe Lake with my wife (Debbie), and my mom (Virginia) and dad (John). We managed to arrive on Friday in time to see the last large patch of ice drift north and melt away.

Not an hour after we had arrived on the west shore, this year's ice-out winner, Russ Matthews, pulled up to our dock with his wife Jill, and daughter Sarah. I'm very pleased that Russ won this year, he is a life-long Canoe Laker and our neighbour -- and Friday was his birthday!

Congratulations to Russ, and the 11 (!) others who were savvy enough to pick Friday for ice-out this year: Randy Born, Karin McCaskill, Holly Stewart, Christopher White, Sue Kingsley, Mark Rubino, Brian MacTavish, J. Proppe, Steve Soloduka, Doug Pole, Andrew Hsueh

And many thanks to everyone who participated in this year's ice-out contest -- see you all next year!

This year's winner (and birthday boy) Russ Matthews with wife Jill, and daughter Sarah on ice-out day.

Watching the last of the ice melt away to the north.

Yours truly...


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