Tuesday, February 19, 2008

2008 BC

Okay, George and Abe might not be too happy with me, but Sir James Douglas surely must be! I spent this President's Day Weekend in Fort Langley, British Columbia participating in the third annual Historic Half Marathon and hiking some wonderful trails in British Columbia's birthplace. What a weekend too! Sunny blue skies with temps hovering around 45-50F. The race was wonderful-beginning in front of the 1931 Fort Langley Community Hall and heading out in to the farm country surrounding the community. Then one long tough hill and a nice finish inside the Fort Langley National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada's pacific province. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the province's founding in 1858 as a colony. Although technically Vancouver Island, now part of BC was declared a colony earlier. BC joined the Dominion of Canada in 1871 as the country's sixth province. Of course, if you are American this is probably all new to you! Anyhow, come up to BC this year and help our Pacific Canadian friends celebrate thier province's grand anniversary!
(Photos- Welcome to Fort Langley and me after the race inside the fort)

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