For a great many of us, the Carleton Cup has proven to be the main motivating force in promoting a new understanding of our planet and our environment (and ourselves!). The event is a catalyst for awakening a new consciousness and sensitivity to what is occurring on our planet today.
We had 30 entrants in the race, and managed to raise approximately $1500 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Ottawa Chapter. Not bad at all considering the Rideau Canal opened for skating barely 24 hours before race time. Many thanks to everyone who participated, and... Congratulations to our 2008 Champions Michael Logue and Lauren Laba!
If you don’t like skating on a moonlit canal, running through city streets, then drinking yourself warm at a crowed bar with Amazonian chicks in fur coats and bikinis, the Carleton Cup might not be for you.
That was a helluva Cup. I'm still recovering. In many ways it was a banner year: biggest number of participants (158, I believe) and most money raised for CF to date (over $4,500 once Sandy O gets her shit together and sends in her pledges)