It’s a beautiful sunny day here at Manitou…perfect weather for Day 2 of World Games 2019! But before we move onto our events for today, I’ll give you a quick recap of yesterday!
We had cheering all day long, and I loved seeing all of our campers and staff getting into the spirit and culture of their countries. Greece’s opening ceremony wowed us with their Greek choruses and pitch perfect singing, and Brazil’s opening had us laughing as we got sucked into the world of Telenovelas and the Amazon. In the afternoon, there was an extremely close Track and Field event, which Team Greece ended up winning in the end, and then we went into the markets and ruins of Greece for their team dinner. We feasted on traditional Greek dishes, rebuilt ruins, and even got to see some weather phenomena and Greek gods! The day ended with the Fashion Show and Dance Off, a thrilling night filled with spirit and fun! The race is very tight right now as we head into Day 2!
This morning we had our World Games Marathon, where all of the campers and staff from each team go on a run (or Fun Walk!) and gain points for their teams! It was a close battle–and there were some very fast runners–but Brazil took home the Marathon win for their team! And as if the morning wasn’t exciting enough, we then headed into one of my favourite lunches of the summer: Spirit Lunch! Both teams showed off their best cheers, their spirit, and their wildest ideas! Sometimes campers paint themselves in their team colours to show their commitment to their team! It was a very exciting lunch, and I couldn’t believe how creative our campers and staff are every year!
This afternoon, there are some more activity blocks, where campers will compete in various activities to take the points for their team, and then we will head into our second team dinner, hosted by Team Brazil. I’m sure they have a lot of surprises up their sleeve, and I’m excited to see what will be in store! To end the day, we have Cabaret, an evening of performances where each team will show us their prepared dances, original songs, paintings, videos, and past World Games trivia skills! It’s a great way for teams to get pumped up, and I love seeing the creativity and imagination of both teams.
It’s a very close World Games right now, and there’s still lots of events left before we find out the winner!
I’m off to watch the Canoe Race down at the river! Until next time…
Manny the Moose