Friday, January 30, 2009

Sport Spiel and White Hatted!

On Thursday I was asked to attend a Tourism Calgary event downtown as the representative for the Calgary Ironman 70.3. The event involved the Mayor of Calgary and Team Alberta (and Olympic medallists) curling team, plus athletes from all the various sporting events going on in Calgary this year. There were even 2 of the Stampeders there with the Grey Cup--Mike Labinjo (my favourite Stamp!) and Burke Dale (now one of my favourite Stamps!).

They also gave all the athletes the famous Calgary White Hat--the white stetson is given out to visitors, like Oprah, and local athletes and is a fun tradition in the city. We then had a very serious curling bonspiel after....I was on Team 'Bronco'--the Mayors team!

Our intense game. We ended up losing when curling great Kevin Martin threw a great last rock!
Stampeder Mike Labinjo going down on the ice...guess he's better on turf than ice!
A fun time and great way to promote sport in the city of Calgary. This year, along with the 70.3, we have the Brier, World Champs for water skiing, a big golf tournament, the Grey Cup final, and many other events! Good year to be a sport fan in Calgary!

1 comment:

henk said...

Didn't know that you speak german in Canada..........bon spiel, sport spiel..........:-)