Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Hockey Night in Canada Theme Entry

Before Aug. 31 please listen to my entry in the Hockey Anthem theme contest. I could win $100,000.00. Positive comments and high rating would be appreciated.

Listen and comment and rate (if possible) even if it's already past Aug. 31. I may have misunderstood the rules.

You can listen below, but to comment and rate you'll have to click here.











Thank you.

Richard

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Solo Camping @ Sleeping Giant Park: Aug. 10 - 11/08

On a whim, once I'd returned from my two weeks at Manitoba Pioneer Camp, I went camping. I wanted a site where I could feel alone and so Meghan DeRoover, who served me, suggested a remote site on the other side of the lake.

I spent the evening setting up my tent, starting a fire and roasting hot dogs.

I spent the next morning starting a fire, taking a brief Morning Dip, slowly-cooking pancakes on my Coleman Stove, cooking canned stew in the fire and roasting more hot dogs. A deer came to visit and then it was pretty much time to leave.

It was warm and sunny the whole time (except at night).





Visit with Baileys at Baileys' : Kenora Aug. 8 - 9

This is Baileys' where the Baileys now live.

Here are some of the Baileys (Erica reeling in Eric).


I stayed over Friday night. We had a couple of good chats, but they had to leave Saturday before lunch to get to Erica's great-aunt's funeral in Regina. Greg BBQed me some burgers for lunch and then I headed home.

Day Twelve: Fri. Aug. 8/08

Manitoba Pioneer Camp "Classic Boys One". I was co-Section Head for the 5 Intermediate (age 10 - 12) cabins along with Klik.

The Morning After the Candlelight Service in BMP

The Morning After at the Waterfront
(Thanks to LIT '08)




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Sign in the messy Arts & Crafts Room

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Napkins, Donair & GPS

Koubie tries on the new Trumpkin beard.

I don't know when in the session these were taken:

Day Eleven: Thu. Aug. 7/08

Manitoba Pioneer Camp "Classic Boys One". I was co-Section Head for the 5 Intermediate (age 10 - 12) cabins along with Klik.

What woke me up that morning.
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Banquet: Old Narnian Theme

Some kind of flying beast

"You'd think people would recognize a badger when they saw one."

Princess Elijah

Pumba the Wood God

I was a Narnian Elephant.

Spoon-hanging Elephant

The Faun-z (I'm being satirical.)

Photo from AJ Shymkiw

Photo from AJ Shymkiw

Scoobs is ... autumn!

The LITs were going to lose their snack, if they didn't arrive there as a group.

Day Ten: Wed. Aug. 6/08

Manitoba Pioneer Camp "Classic Boys One". I was co-Section Head for the 5 Intermediate (age 10 - 12) cabins along with Klik.

Another creative Morning Dip
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Buck-O yelling "Stay out of the bay!"

With Andrew Skelton (on maintenance - he used to live
in Thunder Bay) I went to visit this season's pigs.
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That Evening: Trip Report Skits

Awards

Mr. Shamu

Zulu & Iron

Sgt. Flip

With his recruits

They meet "Kermit" and "Hydro".

"Portage! Portage! Portage!"

Day Nine: Tues. Aug. 5/08

Manitoba Pioneer Camp "Classic Boys One". I was co-Section Head for the 5 Intermediate (age 10 - 12) cabins along with Klik.

All the Intermediate cabins were gone on trip by this point and so this was a slack day.

A deer I saw that afternoon

Sassy had another sauna for his guys since they were now the only campers on the island. I joined in the first two rounds, but missed out on the third and hottest round in which the participants spilled out from the tent as fast as they could.

Day Eight: Mon. Aug. 4/08

Manitoba Pioneer Camp "Classic Boys One". I was co-Section Head for the 5 Intermediate (age 10 - 12) cabins along with Klik.

I don't have any pix specifically from this day and so here I'll feature those from the Prince Caspian skits (and Table Talks) that followed each breakfast. However, this was "Backwards Day" (or "Arbitrarily Mixed-Up Day") and so Breakfast was the last meal of the day. (Starting the day with Sloppy Joes was an interesting experience.)


The Pevensies returning to school after the hols.

Telmarine soldiers chase Caspian


Caspian meets Old Narnians:
Nick-a-"Buck", Patterwig and Glenstorm the Centaur

Trumpkin leads the way.

Edmund has become hairier!

Why is this mouse (foreground) taller than Aslan (background)?

Day Seven: Sun. Aug. 3/08

Manitoba Pioneer Camp "Classic Boys One". I was co-Section Head for the 5 Intermediate (age 10 - 12) cabins along with Klik.

Sharks at Morning Dip

Sunday Chapel's Matrix Skit

Cabin #2 departing on their canoe trip

Afternoon Program: Royal Roll ... of Darkness

Hemp Club

Dance Club

Day Six: Sat. Aug. 2/08

Manitoba Pioneer Camp "Classic Boys One". I was co-Section Head for the 5 Intermediate (age 10 - 12) cabins along with Klik.

A visit from Mondoux Surprise!!



The afternoon's activity was a competition between the cabins to brew the perfect cup of coffee. My job was to man to Giant Jenga Station. ("Money" for their supplies was earned in a rotation of competitions.) I was also one of the five judges of the final results.

"You touch it; you've bought it." in Ninja's Coffee Supply Shop

Day Five: Fri. Aug. 1/08

Manitoba Pioneer Camp "Classic Boys One". I was co-Section Head for the 5 Intermediate (age 10 - 12) cabins along with Klik.

Here's what I did that day (a typical day's activities):

Up at 0645h for Staff Mtg 0715h.
Breakfast: Oatmeal/Cereal, hard-boiled eggs & biscuits.
I led the Table Talk on the Prince Caspian skit: "Trumpkin's Doubt". (Various staff took turns)

Servant of Servants (SOS) Mtg: (Directors & Section Heads)
Skills 1 Time: Spruce rebandaged my toe. Prepped songs.
Bible Discovery: Iron Man (Klik led a series on What We Can Learn About God From Superheroes. I led songs.)
Skills 2: Klik and I had "Two on One" with Tibs.

Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwiches & soup.

Rest Hour: Patrolled.
Tracks: Klik and I met with some campers who were having trouble getting along.
Free swim: Patrolled. Visited the fishing campers.
Clubs: Visited some. Email and rested.

Supper: Chicken pot pie & vegetables.
Pumba and Shamu led the song "Old King Cole".

Cabin Time: Prepped for Song and Stories.
EP: "Knighty Night". I was a wizard who dispensed quests.
Snack followed by Songs and Stories: Led three songs, followed by Ninja's telling of "Shaddai and the Wall".


Cabin Patrol: Klik's turn.
Bed: 2300h.

Day Four: Thu. July 31/08

Manitoba Pioneer Camp "Classic Boys One". I was co-Section Head for the 5 Intermediate (age 10 - 12) cabins along with Klik.

Ninja's Orc Helmet for Hat Lunch
(I always wear a hat to lunch there.)

The Evening Program was "The King's Sons" in which the campers had to help the dying king's sons (and one Pretender) fulfill their quests.

Eugene the Pretender

Prince Inukshuk meets the most beautiful woman (at camp).

Their wedding