My mind is here.
Photos by Colin Jones- photographer based in Vancouver, BC
- Gas station attendant: [insert inappropriately out-of-place joke about Canadians.]
- Me: [sets my Canadian passport down on the counter next to my wallet and a cheap cup of coffee.]
- Attendant: ...So you guys are Canadian?
- Cam: Yep.
- Attendant: [laughs] That's even better! Do you know the only thing Canada has contributed to the World?
- Me: The Canadarm?
- Attendant: Hockey! They invented a game where you can hit each other on ice!
- Me & Cam: Huh! (and that's why you'll only ever work at that gas station for the rest of your life.)
|ˈkərli ng |
a game played on ice, esp. in Scotland and Canada, in which large, round, flat stones are slid across the surface toward a mark. Members of a team use brooms to sweep the surface of the ice in the path of the stone to control its speed and direction.
In the last few weeks, I have realized that curling is the ultimate expression of Canadiana. Over the next few months, I will be documenting the Friday night curling culture in small-ish town British Columbia.