This year has again proved to be an enjoyable and busy winter. The La Ventana Classic and Kite Expo was in full swing with competitors from around the world joining us in our quaint Mexican fishing village. My own involvement in the race, although not of a sporty nature, has been an interesting gamut of organizing, playing and painting.
The Trophies were the first on the list. 70 trophies in total were needed this year which was no small feat. To get them all done before the racers crossed the finish line, we brought the entire community together to help. As our kite race is to raise money for the local schools, we started there. Plaques of various sizes were cut and painted white and then brought to the children to have some original art applied. Once the kids had adorned them with kite boards, windsurfers, paddleboards, rainbows, sunshine and waves, we had a “craft party” featuring free beer and popcorn where our American and Canadian snowbirds decorated them with glitter, glue and graphics. It was a huge success that brought everyone together to be a part of this years race and fundraiser which again raised over $18,000USD !!!