Kite festivals

Fort Amherst Canada Day Kite Festival

2005-06-26-FortAmherst-22 Originally uploaded by ferlu. Scott Ferguson is an excellent friend of mine from Halifax (who now resides in PEI). Scott built a 6 foot Rokkaku depicting a Rock Climber this past winter. I can’t beleive that this is Scott’s first kite! It came out great and looks great pasted to the sky. Here is a photo of Scott’s kite… Read more →

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.

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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… Read more →

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… Read more →

Halifax Citadel Fun Fly

When: Saturday, May 14 2005
Where: Citadel Hill – Halifax
My Role: Organizer
Bring your kite and join us on Citadel Hill for the Halifax Area Recreational Kiters 2nd Annual Fun Fly. The all day event will showcase some of the top kite builders in the Maritimes. See some of the kites at here and here.

Photos from last year’s Fun Fly can be found here


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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… Read more →