July 17th and 18th
It was quite an exciting weekend for all of us! On Friday morning the girls all had a normal early bird and then a delicious pancake breakfast before loading the buses to head to Ottawa. That afternoon, once we arrived in Ottawa the girls all enjoyed a fantastic buffet meal before heading out in their cabin groups to explore. We got tons of awesome pictures by parliament and everyone enjoyed walking around and looking in the little shops downtown. That evening everyone settled down in the hotel and went for a swim, watched some TV and many took advantage of the hot water and enjoyed long showers! It was then time for an early bed so that everyone could rest up for the regatta bright and early Saturday morning.
We awoke on Saturday, put on our green and orange paddling singlets, and ate breakfast at the hotel before heading to the paddling venue. Once at the Carelton Place Canoe Club we unloaded the boats and the races began. It was a superb day of racing, with our girls paddling their hearts out! We had numerous boats place in the top three, which is quite an accomplishment considering that we just started paddling together a few weeks ago. After all of our races were finished we all enjoyed some pizza, loaded the boats back up and hit the road back to camp. It was a tiring few days but the long drive was well worth it!