Vancouver always impresses me - cyclists, walkers, runners and roller blade users - it is really good to see the amount of exercise going on = lots of fit people
The other fact about Vancouver is that there is limited air conditioning - just not needed. Actually it has been hot here (their standards but honestly, compared to Ontario - I was cold.
I hope all of you have been watching the Olympics - Canada is having a fabulous year. It is not only in Track & Field but also in Equestrian, Wrestling, Swimming, Race Walking AND MTB Cycling!!! WOW Pretty Darn Good for a country of our size. Our local boy Derek Druin is the coolest athlete at the games , IMHO - He never faltered. got flustered or absolutely never lost his composure - well deserving of that GOLD.
Back to LOCAL RUNNING
Come on people - local charities need your help - Race for Health and MORUN SARNIA are both up on Race Roster for sign up. BOTH are presently at discount prices, so NO EXCUSES please - get busy and sign up to support local races. You can not buy the shirts for price that you can join these two races right now PLUS you end up with food and prizes in addition to the shirts . PLEASE COMMIT.
Click these links and sign up
Have a GREAT Week -
Dick for FoF
The Rio 2016 Summer Games run from August 5 to August 21 and nearly everyone’s going to be talking about it. But here’s five fun facts that make these games unlike any before.
It’s The Largest Summer Games YetThough the Olympics originally hail from ancient Greece, the modern Olympic Games have grown since their April 1896 revival to include over 10,500 athletes from 206 different countries competing in 28 sports for 306 sets of medals in the 31st Summer Olympiad at Rio 2016.
It’s actually winter in Brazil, and that’s not allRio is the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics and Brazil is the first Portuguese-speaking country to do so; both odd considering that it’s actually winter there.
Two new sports and countries will make an appearanceGolf and rugby sevens will make their first appearance in the Olympic games this year, as will the countries of Kosovo and South Sudan, and 10 Refugee Olympic Athletes competing under the Olympic Flag.
The venues aren’t all in RioThe Olympic venues are in the Barrada da Tijuca, Deodoro, Maracanã, and Copacabana Beach zones of Rio. The icons on the map below suggest the sports happening at each venue. Not all the games will take place in Rio, however — some soccer games will take place in nearby cities São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília and Manaus.
(image via Felipe Menegaz)
They’re all largely connected by bus and metro, but watch out — the metro stops running at midnight (and at 11pm on Sundays); buses typically run every 15 minutes except at night when they run about once an hour.
The Principle 6 Campaign will likely make an appearanceAlso, keep your eyes out for people wearing red Principle 6 shirts. Started in part by Athlete Ally — a nonprofit focused on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports — the Principle 6 campaign highlights a part of the Olympic Charter, which describes discrimination as “incompatible with belonging to the Olympic movement”. You’re likely to see a few athletes and visitors wearing these shirts throughout the games.
Unlike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, people won’t be wearing Campaign 6 shirts in Brazil to protest the host country’s homophobia; they’ll be wearing them to celebrate Brazil’s generally welcoming attitude towards LGBT people and to highlight the importance of continuing to oppose discrimination worldwide.
(featured image via the Official Rio 2016 Facebook page)