Monday, 8 August 2016

Let's Get Soakin' Wet!


My Rare One and I have signed up as volunteers all this week at the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatic Championships, so I won't be around the blogosphere much until IGLA ends this weekend.

The City of Edmonton and our local LGBT swim team, "Making Waves," are hosting this big event for the first time and everyone is keen to put our best foot forward! LGBT swimmers, divers, synchro clubs and water polo teams are coming from all over the world to attend. The furthest are coming from Australia and New Zealand.

And hey, if you've ever been curious to see my city Edmonton, its surrounding areas and its many attractions (including some Pride Festival and gay nightlife footage),* then take a look at this IGLA promotional video!

*(also lots of half-naked men if you're into that)



44 comments:

Miss Val's Creations said...

Have fun! The video clip does make me want to visit Edmonton. The city looks like tons of fun and the surrounding landscape is stunning!

Marie Smith said...

Best wishes for successful tournaments and enjoy!

mxtodis123 said...

Enjoy. Sounds like a lot of fun.
Mary

mrsduncanmahogany said...

You both are going to have a great time!!! Enjoy, enjoy and see you when you get back! :)

Mark said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. I also appreciate teh perfect name for an LGBT swimming team that is "Making Waves". I hope the event is a huge success.

brewella deville said...

This sounds like a hoot.

Susan said...

What a great way to spend a hot summer! I never realized Edmonton was so happening!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a gorgeous city! have a lot of fun!

e said...

Wow. Thanks for the heads up about the plethora of nearly naked men. Hardly any nearly naked women, sadly.

Your city looks beautiful, and the surrounding area makes me want to move to Edmonton. Good job, videographer!

Ramzu Zahini said...

😄😃😀😊☺️😉😘
The events should be amazing

lgsquirrel said...

What e said. Also no naked squireels. A bit disappointing.Have a great time.

My wife wanted to visit Edmonton when we were in Banff many years ago but the thought of a very, very large shopping mall worried me.

LL Cool Joe said...

Loved the music! I hope you have a great time!!!

Ol'Buzzard said...

LGBT swim Olympic: who knew? Kudos to your and your Rare One for hosting. I spent one day in Edmonton on my way to the Canadian Forces Winter Bush Survival School. Didn't see much except bars... sailors liberty.

The city looks great and I hope the Championship is a great success.
the Ol'Buzzard

Leeanna Henderson said...

That video looked like great fun. Y'all have a great time.

Debi Livsey said...

Never aDULL moment in your face pace world! Be your FabulOus Self! xoxo

DEZMOND said...

Wait what? Tons of speedo clad gays in one place??? You will be a wicked, wicked person if you don't give us a photo report!

bill lisleman said...

Looks to be an exciting event - have fun

The Cranky said...

What a great way to spend your week; have a great, busy, time!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, what fun! Have a great time. I loved the video. It looks like a beautiful city that I hope to visit some day!

Guillaume said...

Have fun!

Birdie said...

I am more into fully naked than half naked men.

The Captain said...

In the interests of balance there should be half naked ladies too. Have a great event!

Adam said...

have a fun time

JACKIESUE said...

visiting my Canaderian friends is top of my bucket list.

mistress maddie said...

Go for it I say. Nothing like some aquatics for the summer. Loved the video. I always wondered about your area....having never been yet to that city in Canada

Rosemary said...

Enjoy your week and yes, get soakin' wet too

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great info - have a grand time!!!!

bj said...

I'd love to see your city in person....have fun !

Neesie said...

Edmonton looks like a fantastic place to visit. The video really sells both the place and the up and coming event!
I'm sure you are going to have a great time... enjoy!

Fundy Blue said...

Great video, Debra! One of these days, I have to get to Edmonton. I've never seen it! Have a great time volunteering this weekend!

Lynn said...

Nice that you are volunteering - sounds fun!

Missy George said...

Sounds like a blast..Have a good time..I miss swimming

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's an awesome video. Have a great time with your Rare One and kindly take pictures of the half naked men for me. Thanks. ;-)

Magic Love Crow said...

Have fun!! What a great video! Take some pictures!! Wink! LOL! I was dancing to the music!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Sounds like a blast! Can't wait to hear the tales you'll share after things are done.

Winter Moon said...

I hope you have fun!

Edmonton looks gorgeous! ♥

The Happy Whisk said...

You and Birdie both made me smile about the naked men. Good stuff!

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

I reckon things went swimmingly. Edmonton is one of the nicest cities I've flown over on the way to Vancouver :)

Take it easy, eh.

Gary

Elsie Amata said...

This may be the migraine tricking me but I don't think so...I'm pretty sure I saw a blowup doll in one of those shots by the pool. Do they compete too? ;)

Have fun!!

Jono said...

I'm more into half-naked women, but any port in a storm, as they say. I've never been to Edmonton, but would like to take a western Canadian road trip before too long.

Jim said...

I just saw someone I know and love in that video!! My niece, Elaine!! She is a member of the 'Making Waves' swim team. But, you knew that already, Debra!
Hope you all have BLAST this weekend!!
Now....GO GET SOAKING WET!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, I knew you'd spot her, Jim! We're having a great time volunteering at IGLA and Elaine is competing as well, in addition to being an organizer.

AntiquityTravelers said...

well that looks like a ton of fun - hope you guys have a great time!

dbs said...

I'm a big fan of Edmonton. Hope you have fun.