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Monday Morning Series: Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland – Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight… Walking in a winter wonderland…….

Trees of Hope at the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

It’s Christmas time…a time for family and loved ones.  A time to reflect on the joys of the season.  A time for the children. I love Christmas…I get all excited about the decorations, the snow and time to relax and enjoy the season with family and friends (of course, a white Christmas with lights glistening … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Merry Christmas from Ottawa

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Ottawa. Christmas in Canada’s Capital….photo taken at Parliament Hill with the Eternal Flame in the foreground. Happy Monday.

Waiting for the snow to fall

Waiting for the snow to fall – Gatineau Park To buy a ski pass or to not buy a ski pass…this is the question we ponder as we sit in Starbucks, contemplating the weather forecast and lack of snowfall.  The deadline to buy discounted season ski passes for Gatineau Park’s 200 kms of groomed trails … Continue reading

A Remembrance Day Message

On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour…. All across the country and around the world, people are paying tribute to the noble men and women who fought for our freedoms and sacrificed to serve their country and fellow countryman.  In Ottawa, thousands gathered in front of the Tomb of the … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series – Canada Day

What a magic weekend for Canada Day.  Hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy this amazing summer weather. Happy Canada Day Related posts: Proud to be Canadian Canada Day on Parliament Hill Today marks the anniversary of starting my solo bicycle journey across Canada.  What a ride!  Thanks to all the people who … Continue reading

Canada Day on Parliament Hill

From sea to shining sea, July 1st will be celebrated by Canadians as they celebrate Canada Day?  Happy 1st of July Canada!  145 years and going strong.  What about you – how will you be celebrating Canada Day? On July 1, 1867, the British government (under Queen Victoria) approved a plan which allowed Canada to become an … Continue reading

Le Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau – women’s racing at it’s finest

What an amazing day of racing in Gatineau – the women’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau did not disappoint as the women put on a great show!  Welcome to women’s racing at it’s finest.  Photo collection from the day: Tara Whitten, Canadian track cyclist and 3 time World Champion – spent half of the race … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: kayaking on Gatineau River

Summer is here with a searing 35 degrees and sunshine.  Perfect day for some kayaking on the Gatineau River! Happy Monday! For more photos and posts from Gatineau – click here.

Le Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau – UCI 1.1 Women’s Road Racing

Le Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau is back – and with the 2012 London Olympics just around the corner, it promises to be an exciting event!  Gatineau will be hosting the biggest women’s road race in Canada – an event not to be missed as the women compete over 134 km on a closed circuit loop. … Continue reading

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