Happy 145th birthday to the greatest country in the world!
This week was a short week that was marked by what can only be described (with tons of sarcasm) as the Canadian National Teams favourite thing: Driving 40 mins each way to practice at the rink in Chateauguay because Maurice Richard Arena isn’t ready! Yes, we had to do that again this year. But luckily, unlike last summer, when we did that commute for a month and a half, we only had two days of it. The whole team was very excited to receive word on Thursday that Maurice Richard was ready to go for Friday morning.
Speed Skating Canada was also holding its Annual General meeting in Montreal this week. That meant the annual awards gala on friday. This meant a rare chance for the team to dress up nicely. My work clothes include sweat pants, shorts and a skin suit, so myself, and the rest of the other guys often relish the chance to pull the suits out of the closet and unleash our inner James Bond. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures, but everyone looked great. Congrats to all the award recipients for their accomplishments.
Back to the hard work this week, and trying to stay cool in the Montreal summer humidity!