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It’s been a while since I last wrote for this blog and although it’s been a hectic couple of months, I’ve had a great time. At the moment I’m in Brazil where I spend two to three months of the year training. I usually hang around Uruau which is quite near Fortaleza – the conditions are great for both training and fun sessions with great winds and a lagoon. And of course there’s a great group of kitesurfers here to keep me company throughout the day.
September was also a great month, as I spent three weeks in Hawaii working with the Cabrinha team on product development, which is a really interesting part of my work. Fitness is obviously an important part of any athlete’s training, but so is the ability to get the very most out of the equipment that you have and improve that equipment to get ever closer to perfection.
As you know the last competition saw me finish third in Fuerteventura and I really want to improve on that result in the final two events in Cina and New Caledonia. That way I’ll be able to keep my current ranking of third place for 2012 – would be a great way to finish the year off!
Get the skinny on summer snowboarding in Whistler from Hype Energy snowboard gal, Tawnya Schultz... Whistler Resort. A world-renown destination that should be on everyone's bucket list. Mix some of the best mountains to snowboard on in the world with insane nightlife, and Whistler is an ultimate destination for any adventure seeker. Home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler has you dialled year round. Enjoy riding through the summer on the Glacier, where snowboarders of all ages can sign up for camp, dial in their skills, and get a full experience of all Whistler has to offer. World-class mountain biking and hiking is great for those who are into the active lifestyle as well. And for individuals seeking relaxation, Whistler's spas will send you into sheer bliss. Whatever it is you are looking for, surround yourself in the inspiring landscape of Whistler, BC and you'll be dying to come back for more.
GETTING THERE: Fly into Vancouver and take a shuttle or pick up a rental car to drive a few hours into Whistler.
LODGING: While there are endless lodging options in and around Whistler, stay in the heart of the Whistler Village for easy access to all amenities. Here are a few recommendations.
Adara Hotel: Kick it in the lap of luxury at the Adara Hotel. Enjoy epic views from your room and relax next to the fireplace all surrounded by chic decor, You'll be truly taken care of at the Adara. It's even pet-friendly. www.adarahotel.com 1-866-502-3272
Crystal Lodge and Suites: Throw stones to the Village (actually don't) if you wanted to, right in the mix of it all at the Crystal Lodge. Attached to three restaurants, two coffee shops, and a variety of shopping, Crystal Lodge lends easy access, with a simple and clean vibe, to make you feel like you're in the comforts of home. www.crystal-lodge.com. 1-800-667-3363
DINING: Sushi Village: It's all the rage and a great hang out spot to meet locals.
Bavaria Restaurant: Explore your inner Euro, grab a pint, and indulge in a schnitzel. Yum.
NIGHTLIFE: The Champagne Lounge. If you like vodka, or even if you don't stop by the Champagne Lounge for an experience unlike any other in the sub-zero Belvedere Ice Room.
Garfinkel's Club aka Garf's: If you like to dance and party the night away, head to Garf's, it's always a good time!
For everything Whistler and to book a vaca, visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com. It's time.
Six Montreal Angels have been named to Team Canada’s Aussie Rules Football squad (called the Northern Lights) to compete against the United States for the 49th Parallel Cup in Dublin, Ohio on August 4th, 2012. The Cup takes its name from the circle latitude that delineates the international borders between Canada and the USA and has fast become the annual North American grudge match. Although the first game played for the cup was in 1999, it would take 11 years before the 49th Parallel Cup introduced a women’s competition in 2010.
The inaugural women’s 49th Parallel Cup in Toronto saw two Montreal Angels represent Quebec in national colours. Building on that success the following year, three Angels travelled to Australia to participate in the first ever women’s International Cup. Angel Aimee Legault was bestowed with the honour of captaining Team Canada and was eventually named to the World team for her standout efforts during the tournament.
The Angels are proud to announce that Lindsay Belzie, Mirabel Eboka, Tara Cools-Lartigue, Aimee Legault, Kelsey Martin and Margo Legault have all been chosen to represent Canada in Dublin, Ohio. These players will be accompanied by Angels head coach Ronan Shaughnessy who has been selected as one of Team Canada’s assistant coaches. Never travelling without an entourage, the girls will be well supported as many players from the Quebec Saints have also been named to the Team Canada’s Under 23 squad and will be on hand cheering the girls on to victory.
Despite being a relatively unfamiliar sport to most Canadians, Aussie Rules is an exciting, up-and-coming fast paced game that offers everything to the prospective player, even the chance to wear their countries guernsey on the national stage. The Montreal Angels have been able to build on these experiences and harness the interest that is created abroad to develop locally. The combination of playing in a weekly co-ed league in Montreal and also travelling to Boston, Philadelphia, Ottawa and Toronto to compete, means that the Angels have gained valuable game experience throughout the season. Having forged bonds with teams in the East and in Ontario, the Angels will already know many of their Team Canada teammates, but will also face the prospect of competing against players from New York and Boston with which the team has formed a close bond with this year.
The Montreal Angels would like to wish all of the players good luck for the 49th Parallel Cup.
I really enjoy Hype's drinks, and have been looking forward to Hype MFP, a carbon fibered souped up version of their line. If there were spoilers and big plastic chrome rims made for energy drinks Hype MFP would be the ones sporting the bling. If I was ever caught racing a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII through the streets of Tokyo, this is the drink I would want to have in my custom cup holder. Everything about this drink screams speed. One thing I was not quite able to figure out is the MFP part of the name. Mind you, I am not very good at acronyms - which probably explains why I hate txtspeak oh so very much. Either take the 3 seconds to actually write the damn thing out or dont bother saying it at all. I am not saying that I am not full of grammatical errors and mistakes, but at least all of those are unintentional.
The team at Hype Energy Netherlands caused a buzz on the streets of Amstersdam on Queen's Day this year! The Hype Energy girls added to the carnival atmosphere handing out cans of Hype Energy Organic to the partygoers who loved the drink's fresh flavour and organic ingredients. An organic drink that tastes good too - now that's unique!
The Montreal Angels Aussie Rules Football Team is ecstatic about its new partnership with Hype Energy drinks. With the 2012 season just kicking off, Hype Energy and the Angels have many trips ahead of them including games scheduled in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Boston, New York and Philadelphia.