After our show at the Park Theater in Winnipeg, we got to relax in Altona, MB at Andrew’s parents place. Altona is probably the flattest town in Canada…so biking is a great pass time, you can go forever! (unlike here in North Vancouver). Just as we arrived, so did their first week of summer, and with it, mosquitoes. I have never seen so many in one place! OFF! was my new best friend.
Post getting fed and slept and relaxed in Altona, we headed off back West to Brandon for the Western Canadian Music Awards! (This time I did not accidentally throw out my ipod in a Brandon gas station…) The awards are a three day conference and festival with the awards show on the fourth evening. Our showcase was on Friday in a MASSIVE country bar. We did not play country music. The rest of the weekend was so amazing, Western Canada is home to many, many amazing and kind musicians. So we spent our time reuniting with old friends and making lots of new ones. Sunday Andrew got to take part in the Record of the Week Club by writing a song with Matt of the Liptonians and Leeroy Stagger to perform at the awards ceremony that evening!
After much debauchery and good times we drove home for a solid day across the four provinces that make up Western Canada to our warm and lonely beds.