We've been trying to bring kilt skating to Toronto, so when a conference brings you to the big city, then pack the skates and the kilt, bring along the flag, and see if you can make some friends.
Best of all, you get to do like Murray McLaughlan and skate "down by the Henry Moore."
But the school kids out on a morning outing weren't thinking about song writers or sculptors or architects or public space. They were having a blast on the ice.
But the purpose of coming to Toronto was not simply to skate at the Henry Moore in a fashion that would do credit to Murray McLaughlan's Scottish background. No, this is the week where teacher-librarians, children's writers, and publishers from across the province descend upon Toronto for the annual "Superconference" of the Ontario Library Association.
So like John the Baptist or Johnny Appleseed, we can spread the gospel or plant the seed in communities across Ontario. It's also a chance to meet new and old friends -- some of whom have not yet heard that we've taken to proselytizing on behalf of kilt skating. But the good thing about walking through the Toronto Convention Centre in a kilt, with skates over your shoulder, and carrying a Scottish saltire on a hockey stick, you never lack for conversation topics.