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Day 128 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Ottawa’s Winterlude Winter Festival and the Rideau Canal Day Two

Happy Couple Skating on the Rideau Canal

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This oldtimer was one of many who sported skates that out dated even me! One oldtimer said he had had his skates 50 years!

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Proud father video tapes his daughter’s first sled trip.

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Winterlude Village was a hub of activity this afternoon, despite the high winds.

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Seating around the fire pit was limited for it was possibly the warmest place in all of the Winterlude festivities.

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The ice took a beating today with overnight temps reaching above zero.

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Welcome to Canada little guys! Hope you like snow boots, slipping on ice, and scraping windshields!

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USA Embassy

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Revenue Canada headquarters

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Amer, the baker’s son, happily watches over the family run bakery, “every weekend”. I asked him if he thought he might follow the family tradition and someday run the bakery. In a quiet voice he explained, that it wouldn’t be enough for him and that he needed to do more and is planning to study to be a doctor.

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Phil celebrates 74 years of life!

“I’ve had alot of good times, a few bad times, but whole lot of good times, yep its been good!”

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Flag of the day

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