Every 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 http://www.kitesurfingschool.org/Winter ... erlude.htm