Burnaby Girls Remembrance Day Soccer Tournament

This weekend was a pleasant one, with Glen’s mom and dad in town to celebrate Melissa’s birthday (happening later this week), and a birthday dinner with Glen’s parents, Glen’s brother’s family (except for Zachary who was working), Susan’s parents, and Susan’s sister Shirley. Glen’s brother Jim was practicing his artistic photo skills in the basement before dinner while many others chatted upstairs. A happy birthday cake was accompanied by the Happy Birthday Song sung by the full family, finishing just in time for Melissa to go to bed early as she had a soccer tournament early on the Monday morning.

I would consider the soccer tournament to be a highlight of the weekend. Not only was there the tournament today, which I’ll describe in a moment, but we were also out with Melissa’s school friend Noemi, a soccer fanatic, practicing for a few hours over at the school yard.

Today’s tournament seemed to be a real leap forward in technique for Melissa, as she scored in 3 out of the 4 shootouts her team was in (each team member on each team gets to shoot once).

Unlike last year’s Remembrance Day tournament where it was a rainy day (with a few sunny spots), this year’s tournament was dry with clear blue sky for the whole day! It was cold though!

Glen helped out to setup at the tournament, meaning he drove over at 6:30 in teh morning. Glen’s dad and Melissa drove over about 7:20 for Melissa’s first game happening at 8:00am. Susan, Kayla, and Glen’s mom walked over to the tournament (which was happening at the Burnaby Lake West Soccer Fields (on Kensington near the arenas). Jim, Ellen, Rebecca, and Jessica all came and watched a few games as well. Glen’s parents (and Rebecca) left after lunch and headed back to Kamloops. Glen and Melissa drove home after the last game and shootout at about 3:30. Susan and Kayla walked home on the beautiful fall day.