Two Kite Festivals in Canada
the 2011 Ice Kite Festival in St. Placide, we receive an invitation
for the spring 2012 Saint Honore Kite Festival in the province
of Quebec. At the same time we stood in negotiations with the
organization of the Windscape Kite Festival in Saskatchewan. And
so it turned out that we could participate at two kite festivals
info to Alex and Christian and we could start to plan our trip.
Middle of July, after around 150 e-mails later, the trip was planned
out and we started from Frankfurt to Montreal. After receiving
the rental car and about a 6 hours drive we arrive in St.Honore.
Bussières and her husband Lucienne had arranged everything
for us and so we could take our quarters in front of a beautiful
topped herself every morning with her amazing breakfast ideas.
festival took place on Saturday and Sunday on an active airport.
Such an action would be unthinkable in Germany.
and weather conditions were optimal so that all kites could fly.
the best wind on Saturday the night flying could start. It was
huge thank you to Brigitte and her team for an unforgettable event.
morning we traveled to Oakville / Toronto to spend three days
with our friend Gary Mark. A trip to the Niagara Falls and flying
some kites on the American side of the Falls, a visit of Toronto
and the CN Tower was the plan for our free days between the two
Kite Festivals. On Thursday we fly some kites at the Toronto Beach.
Not to forget that spectacular BBQ Pool Party with our host Gary.
can be seen here
Toronto we were flying over Winnipeg to Regina to participate
at the weekend on the Windscape Kite Festival. This festival is
not just a Kite Festival in the traditional sense. During the
day there was kite flying and in the evening there was a music
festival in the tent. Different Canadian bands are playing every
night in the festival tent.
this Kite Festival is no nightfly.
kite flyers were placed at the Best Western Hotel, where new contacts
were made and old continued to strengthen. A special highlight
was to see Ray Bethel and his wife Dolores once again.
here a big thank you to Shann Gowan and her team.
Kite Festival St. Honore
Windscape Kite Festival
is a report about the Kite Festival St.Honore from Carlos Simoes
for the AKA Magazine
is the report of the Kitelife Magazine