Kite Flying at The Atlantic Festival of Paragliding and Air Sports

When: Sunday, May 22 2005
Where: Parrsboro, NS
My Role: Guest
Join us for a fun weekend, something for the kids, adults, young and old.

Kites will be flown on Sunday May 22nd from 1:00pm until 4:00 pm… should be a pretty good show, The Sky-Lines Kite Club, and Halifax Area Recreational Kiters will be represented along with our host Morris Canning of Kiss the Sky kites.

TVO – Planet Parent kite segment

For all of the Ontario Kite clubs! Video from Gary Mark.

This segment aired May 18th 2005 on TVO’s Planet Parent. The video was shot at the 2004 Kortright kite festival and features the Koch family along with Gary Mark and his family. Great comments and good tips for parents and volunteers. I particularly liked the creative use of bingo dobbers and stickers to build the kids kites :) :)

Two versions available: Quicktime format (.mov) 8.2 mb and Windows Movie (.wmv) 12.2 mb


Halifax Fun Fly 2005

On Saturday the Halifax Area Recreational Kiters held the 2nd Annual Citadel Fun Fly. I invited the Dieppe, N.B. Sky Lines kite club again this year and 9 fliers decided to join us. We also had representation from PEI this year, Scott Ferguson drove down to join us on the wind swept hill. The winds were howling at aroun 40 Km/h and temperature dipped to about 2 degrees. Wow that’s cold, we couldn’t beleive that in the middle of May we would have such cold temperatures.

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Kite Fest 2004

The 10th annual Industrial Alliance International Kite Festival took place on September 18 and 19th in Toronto. WOW what a treat!! Meeting so many nice people from around the world and spending time flying kites is a great way to spend a weekend. Bernie Houle from New Brunswick and I flew into Toronto on Thursday. After getting settled in our dorm room at the Seneca college we met John and Marzlie Freeman as well as Merv Cooper and Don Brownridge. John and Marzlie Freeman make some really beautiful kites using different quilting techniques as well as “traditional” applique techniques.
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