I'm still working on BC time. It's 6:30PM, and Martin and Ferby are about to play in the Canada Cup. But it's an early start tomorrow, or at least that's what I'm telling myself right now.
If the Canadian Nationals are as well organized and as sociable as the preliminaries today, it's going to be a fun week. WestJet service was excellent, I was met off the plane, the room was as advertised, there's restaurants and shops without having to go outside in the wind and cold, and did I mention that it's an early start tomorrow morning?
Most of the teams got together this evening for munchies and a no-host bar. Chris Daw arrived with his retinue of three female teammates, a female coach, and his wife, all wearing tee shirts that say, "Throw like a girl" with a purloined wheelchaircurling.com logo.
Everybody seems in good spirits, particularly the Northern Ontarians, still celebrating their win over those big city guys from Thunder Bay.
Alberta's Anne Hibberd was unable to travel, having seriously injured her foot. Everybody wishes you well, Anne!