Growing up, Canada style

Sometimes I wish I was still living in Edmonton. It usually doesn't take long for me to convince myself otherwise, but every once in a while something new reminds me how special it is to live in the frozen north.

This morning I was watching Caillou with my daughter. There's an episode where Cailliou's parents begin to teach Caillou how to skate. They're on an outdoor ice rink surrounded by snow drifts... the good ole' fashioned Canadian way to skate.

It really really bothers me that my daughter won't be able to experience that here in Victoria.

I think we'll take a winter vacation to Edmonton so we can expose her to Canadian winter play.

Written on November 28, 2000