5130Winterlude Kite Demonstration Event: Day 1 Report
- Feb 20, 2005Every February, Canada's Capital Region is host to Winterlude, North
America's greatest winter festival. Three fun-filled weekends of
excitement and activity await the whole family! From spectacular ice
carvings to an amazing playground made of snow, Winterlude is a great
way to take in the best of our Canadian winter.
This year, the school Kitesurfingschool.org Ottawa (VL Kites) and the
NCC has teamed up to organize a kite demonstration event for the closing
week-end of the 2005 Winterlude. This is the world first large scale
winter kite demonstration event for a very large number of non-kiter
audiences, fully insured with $2,000,000 public liability insurance.
Due to the large number of surrounding audiences, only instructors or
riders with more than 3-year experiences were invited to ride in the event.
The event was fully supported by the kite manufacturers and the kite
magazines. Many kite manufacturers and magazines have contacted
Kitesurfingschool.org, and in the end, BestKiteboarding
(http://www.bestkiteboarding.com) sent 5 Tempest kites complete for the
riders to use during the event (then to keep afterward), Loose
(http://www.loose.it) sponsored 2 Patriot kites complete and SBC
Kiteboard Magazine sent 50 copies to be distributed to the audiences.
Many thanks to BestKiteboarding, Loose and SBC Kiteboard Magazine for
recognizing the important of the Winterlude Kite Demonstration Event in
the promotion of the sport and sponsoring the school as well as the riders.
Photos and report of Day 1 of the event can be found at
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