Canada Day 2012

July 1, 2012 marked the ninth year that the lay and monastic residents of Gampo Abbey joined with the community of Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia to celebrate Canada Day by playing softball against the local volunteer firefighters. The weather was perfect for the parade down to the community park.

After a picnic with our Pleasant Bay neighbours, we had a spirited softball game. The teams were pretty evenly matched. The Abbey team came out strong and led most of the game, but — true to form — the firefighters pulled ahead in the last inning and won a squeaker, 22 to 12. A fun day was had by all!

The community on parade

O Canada!

Enjoying the picnic

On the field

Nun at bat

Neighbour at bat

Rousing our team spirit!

Our bench

Watching the game

A game well played!

Our enthusiastic team

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