The wind howled; roofs blew off; trees down; the power went off and the lights went out. It was a minute before the first dance on May 4th.
That didn't stop the Friday dance. The dance line moved near the windows not only for light but to avoid the bucket under the leak in the roof.
What about music? No problem, Jamie's Blutooth speaker was charged and the music was on his phone.
We got in five dances but finally had to call it a day after the sun set. Thanks to the Mlacak Centre staff who lit the way out.
Taken Oct 5th 2012 at a regular Friday dance at the Mlacak Centre, Kanata.
Callers: Sara Lawson (pale blue top) & Mary Williams (dark blue top).
Dancing Jacque Latin (Longways duple minor), pictured (L to R): Sara, Don, Christine, Mary, Atsuko, Graham, Jennifer, Janet (sleve!), Andrew, Linda, Don, Liz, George
Dancing The Introduction ( 4 couple set, longways), pictured (L to R): Godfrey, Mary, Don, Liz; Jane, Graham, Linda, George; Sara (caller); Atsuko, Christine, Andrew, Han; Don & ? (out)
Sara Lawson (right) and daughter Laurie spent a wonderful day with Susan Becker (left) in Zurich...Susan sends her greetings to all her Ottawa dancing friends.
She has not yet found a good enough dance group to replace ECD Kanata, but she has been teaching international dances to her pupils.
Valentine's Tea Dance held by Anne & Han at their home in Balderson on Sunday February 14, 2010
Front Row left: Greg, Andrew, John, Lucy, Shelley, Milan & Peppi;
Seated left: Liz, Angela, Vivien, Mary N, Michelle & Marten, Mary-Jane, visitor?;
Back Row left: ?, Don, Christine, Irfona, Nigel, Graham, Montreal visitor?, Jean, visitor?, Robert, Mary W, Godfrey, Ronda, Sue, ?, Janet, Brenda.
The Playford Players Circa 2006.
Clockwise from back left: Jim Hunter, Alf Warnock,
and Elizabeth Scarlett.
Ottawa English Country Dance Club founding members, Nigel Kilby & John Nash (not pictured!!), meet in 1983 at a dance in Peterborough, Ontario.
Ottawa English Country Dance Club, 1984, celebrate Ontario's bicentennial
Nigel taught English Country Dance to the re-enactors.
Mary & Don dance Levi Jackson at Pinecrest Community Centre Friday - Nov 15th, 2002.
Behind them on the left, John & ?
Behind right, Angela & Nigel.
In front to the left, ? & Kathryn's? nose.
And on the right ? & ??
Musicians at the back: ?