The Third Haines Winter Olympiad
Haines has more snow than Whistler, that's what organizers of the Third Haines Winter Olympiad say, and from the view out my back door, it seems correct. The games begin today at 11 (and end before the boys home basketball game tonight) with the lighting of the Olympic Torch at the Fairgrounds. Greg Schlachter is running the torch in and Scott Rossman is lighting it. There will be figure skating, sort of. One of the skaters is Sonya Farting. You don't want to miss her. There's turkey bowling (with frozen turkeys) and 3 on 3 hockey. There are kid and adult ski and snow shoe races and Jim Stanford is bringing his dog team for rides and a demonstration.(After the kid's sled dog race and the human dog pull, the pet dogs have to go back to their owner's cars or be tied up to the fence.)There's also snowshoe disc golf, and other snow golfing events, and my favorite, a BB gun biathlon. The Klondike Saloon will be open with hot chocolate, home made chili and hot dogs. See you there!