It’s been a record cold spring here in Vancouver (there always seems to be a record of something or another falling in this city) and this weekend of June 3rd is the first sunny weekend of the year. We’re supposed to wake up Saturday morning with sunshine and birds singing, and it’s supposed to be blue skies all day long. And it’s supposed to be warm. Imagine that? Could our spring or early summer finally be arriving? We don’t get much snow in Vancouver, but we sure pay for it in sunshine. So tomorrow in the predicted sunshine and spring warmth, I’m off to my favourite practice spot, among the Garry and Scarlet Oaks of Coquitlam. I’m sure the trees can wait. It’s great to practice the nice sets that our band has put together and get ready to perform at Bagpipes at the Beach, at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver, June 18. The event brings together a number of the performance bands in the area, in an event organized by the West Vancouver Fire Department to raise funds for their charitable society. The evening is by donation. Bring the kids, a blanket, lawn chair, drinks for everyone, and sit back, listen and watch the sun set over Georgia Strait. If it’s not raining, of course.