Pictures from Calgary

It was a bitterly cold Saturday in Alberta, but the Optimist Clubs in Calgary and High River stoked the fire pits at the Olympic Plaza skating rink, and strapped on their skates. A few strapped tartan towels, courtesy of Canadian Tire, around their waists.  But some brave souls were willing to embrace the cold with enthusiasm and joy.  Well done, Calgary!

 The stage is festooned with saltire bunting, courtesy of the Scottish government.

The stage is festooned with saltire bunting, courtesy of the Scottish government.

The fire pits are lit, courtesy of the City of Calgary.

 Hot chocolate is on hand, thanks to Good Earth Coffee, and there are sandwiches too, from Sunterra Market

Hot chocolate is on hand, thanks to Good Earth Coffee, and there are sandwiches too, from Sunterra Market

 Some people summon their inner Scot with towels from Canadian Tire.

Some people summon their inner Scot with towels from Canadian Tire.

 While others go for the whole nine yards!

While others go for the whole nine yards!

 Well done, Calgary!

Well done, Calgary!

 The banner from last year was put to good use on January 16, 2016.

The banner from last year was put to good use on January 16, 2016.