Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Providence 2014!

It has been announced that the US Gondola Nationals will be held next year in Providence, Rhode Island.  The place where it all started, with the GondOlympics in 2012 will be the host city once again - with Marcello and his fellow gondoliers at La Gondola rolling out the red carpet for us all.

A new facebook organization page has been set up so people can stay updated.
go to U. S. Gondola Nationals

Many of you have probably already received at least one e-mail about this,
and I'm sure there will be further developments.

If you live on the East Coast, you'll enjoy the shorter commute.
If you're on the West Coast, start planning your trip - it will be well worth it.
The 2014 US Gondola Nationals will take place on Columbus Day weekend, October 11th-13th.
One of the things I'm really looking forward to, is seeing WaterFire - an event that is unique to Providence (learn more at waterfire.org).  The gondoliers in Providence have rowed cruises along the WaterFire route for years (something I've been openly jealous of).
Marcello says:
I hope to offer as many visiting gondoliers as possible the opportunity to row during WaterFire, if they are inclined to do so.

Now, all I have to do is figure out how I'm gonna wait almost eleven months.
Well, that and train up for it.

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