Monday, January 09, 2006

Community Place

Friday night is hockey night in our community. Well, it's hockey for some, for others it's more about balancing yourself on two thin pieces of metal while moving over ice. Never have I felt more obviously from the Pacific Coast of Canada, deprived of outside winter ice skating...

There is an outdoor ice rink down the road. Everyone meets there Friday night and straps on their skates. Apres hot chocolate in the humble warming cabin next to its drum barrel wood stove.

Behind the humble warming cabin the swish new community centre is going up. It's huge, has an indoor gym (volleyball style), kitchen, gathering place and library. It's more than we need, such is the way in the North I'm learning, but we needed something. The old community place burned down two years ago.

I just hope we don't lose the humble warming cabin.


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