I got back from California on a Friday (and aside from studying for 2 final exams in Anatomy and Physiology) I managed to find time for some great skiing and food!.
Lucky me got invited to attend the Gold Medal Plates Dinner aka the Canadian Culinary Championships and a COC CPOC fundraiser.
There I get to meet Maielle Ricker and see her snowboard cross Gold medal, meet rising star triathlete Paula Findlay as well as Barney Bentall, Colin James and many other great people.
One chance meeting was with one of the event’s sponsors, Michael J, the owner of SilverStar Ski Resort. He generously offered us skiing at his resort the next day, where Keith and I had been heading anyhow. Thanks Michael!!!!
The resort was amazing. The weather and snow were perfect and Keith and I had an amazing day. SilverStar has a pretty wide range of terrain and was the perfect place to try out my new skis. I’ll definitely be back to check out the Bike park.
Getting to do these winter weekends on wither side of warm weather bike training is heaven!
But of course the food! Delicious. Set up as stations you travel around meeting lots of fantastic people and sampling Canadian wines paired with amazingly looking and tasting food prepared by chefs from across Canada. A Montreal based Chef won with a pork and beet dish, followed by NFLD’s star chef presenting a rabbit dish. The chef of Vancouver's C restaurant took Bronze, but I thought Saskatoon also deserved honourable mention for their Pickering dish. For more details check out
I wish I had pictures from the evening, but balancing high heels and some wine kept me busy enough!