New World Capital for Dragonboating

Where Dragonboating is “At” Okay, so there may be a little exaggeration here – but not a lot. Pemberton’s Laoyam Eagles Junior Dragonboat team swept all but 2 of 9 gold medals in the Junior category. True, the best Junior teams (18 years or under) from Asia and Europe were not present at the meet.…

World Dragonboat Championships: Friday Night at the Races

In a bit of unexpected brilliance, the organizers for the IDBF Dragon Boat Championships scheduled local Community Races for Friday evening from 8:00PM until whenever about 25-30 local GTA teams could get their 500 meter races done in the dead of the night. Okay, this was not the dead of the night, but rather, the…

World Dragonboat Championships: Opening Day

The Weather Clears for IDBF World Crew Championships One week ago participants and spectators would have found the World Dragonboat Crew Championships catching the tumltuous end of a horrendous heat wave. But Odin and the Weather Gods agreed to smile on the Championships bestowing sunshine emanating through the lowering clouds with a cooler but windy…

World Dragonboating Crew Championships: Toronto

1st IDBF World Crew Championship Race – Toronto Starting on Thursday, August 10th til Sunday August 13th, the IDBF-International DragonBoat Federation is putting on the World Crew Dragonboat Championships in Toronto. The location is just west of Ontario Place in the new rowing basin created specifically for the Dragonboat competitions at Marilyn Bell Park. The…

1st Review: Harry Potter

Potter, Harry Potter ? You would have to be a Muggle not to know of Harry Potter’s Magic World in England. I love to read about the adventures of Harry, Ron, Hermione and friends in magic places like Hogwarts School or the Quidditch Pitch or even the Ministry of Magics. Harry has two problems. He…

Talledega Knights of Molson Indy

Formula Atlantic car Flashing By Given all the advertising that is starting to flicker by on your television screens for the new movie Talledaga Nights it is refreshing to be able to review the Molson Indy …. uhh the Grand Prix of Toronto … uhh the Formula Atlantic Toronto Race … uhh all that and…

Italia Gallery of Photos

Click here for the the Gallery of free pictures of the party on St.Clair after Italy’s World Cup victory on Sunday July 9th 2006. Click here for 300 more pictures with: Images double the size of the free pictures; Images from game end to dusk on St.Clair; Nifty caption frame around each image; Available for…

In Honor of Jane Jacobs

Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs “This is a gloomy and a hopeful book. A Dark Age is a culture’s dead end. We in North America and Western Europe, enjoying the many benefits of the culture conventionally known as the West, customarily think of a Dark Age as happening once, long ago, following the collapse…