I registered the older girls for a volleyball skills camp in July (7-11). They're excited about it! (Me, too. I love volleyball!) We bought them some inexpensive balls to play with in the meantime. (Already had the blue one.)
M and I helped out at a Come Try Ringette event today. She's in the middle here, helping one of the younger kids with her ringette stick. I took pictures of the participants which will be emailed to them.
Last time at the rink until October! (Unless someone decides to go skating in the summer; or 3-on-3 ringette.)
After this, we attended the CRC Volunteer Appreciation event at the Double Tree Hotel. I won one of the green and purple volunteer jerseys. Yay!
Up next: Catch up on everything. There's an awful lot to do around here. Taxes and 6 months of housework to name a couple things.
Last day of games for S's team (U16 AA L' Extrême de l'Outaouais from Quebec) at the Canadian Ringette Championships. She worked the penalty box door for all 9 of their games this week (and missed a bunch of school, but she gets to write a report about her experience this week in lieu of the work she missed). In this picture, she's watching her team leave the rink after their quarter-final loss this morning. I think they ended 8th out of 16 teams.
This isn't the end of the CRC for us, though. Saturday, I'm doing stats for the National Ringette League Gold-medal game and Neil is doing shot clock for the U16 Bronze-medal game. Also, Sophia will join the Extreme to watch the finals and say farewell, as she won't be attending the closing ceremony with them in the evening (she chose to attend her own team's windup instead).
This has been a great experience for us, despite our grueling schedule* this week. In 35 years, the CRC has only been in Regina 3 times (1986, 2002, 2014), so we felt it was an opportunity we couldn't pass up. Glad we didn't!
*Neil worked 8 games, 6 on shot clock and 2 as scorekeeper; and I did stats for 6 games -- plus our regular work, and getting Sophia to and from the rink.
For some unknown reason, I took one shot and didn't really pay attention to focus or composition... but it's a picture I took today! And it might even qualify as a perfect duo (today's CY365 prompt). :)
Another FULL day. Exhausted! Heading to bed right now.
We made it through the winter. And now, our reward: above zero and the first of many beautiful sunrises. Definitely makes me smile! (today's CY365 prompt) (Neil and I deliver papers 6 days a week. We finish about 6 am. I took this right at the end of our route this morning.)
Mega-busy and fun day thanks to the Canadian Ringette Championships.
Picture of a digital sign at the Canadian Ringette Championships, with window reflections running across the middle. I like the tag line and design of this campaign. BRING IT ON
Neil worked two games at the CRC today: shot clock and scorekeeper; and I worked one game this evening: stats. Neil's scorekeeping game and my stats game were both high in goals and penalties - it gets pretty harry at times! 12 goals and 16 penalties in my U19 Team SK vs Team ON game.
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart - Unknown
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
You are getting your wants confused with your needs. - Stacy Julian's dad
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are. - Elbert Hubbard
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a little better;
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is the meaning of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson