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XC Ottawa Wax Helpers Brian and Judy Get Married!
By:  Megan McTavish   (2008/07/01)

Brian Suke, who is a former member of XC Ottawa and currently one of our great waxing assitants, and Judy Condliffe, another of our wax masters, got married this weekend in beautful Tobermory, Ontario. Tobermory, for anyone who doesn't know, is at the very tip of the Bruce peninsula on Lake Huron. It was a great wedding and was attended by many skiers, mostly from the Guelph ski team, which is where both Brian and Judy raced before coming to Ottawa.

Brian skied with XC Ottawa for one season before being diagnosed with a rare heart condition which unfortunately forced him to "retire" from full speed racing. Luckily for us, he is still really keen on training (he was part of the crew that skied 11 hours around the park this spring) and helping us out at the races too. Judy, his new wife, has been a tremendous help to the team since they first moved to Ottawa two years ago. They are a great couple and we wish them all the best!

Those of you that know Brian know that he is a great cook and in fact, has just graduated from the Cordon Bleu Chef school in Ottawa. This meant, of course, that the food at the wedding was amazing. Brian and Judy were very involved in the whole process as they made their own wedding cake and Brian decided to roast a 225lb pig for part of the dinner. He told me that he had never roasted a pig before and thought that a meal this big and important should be somewhat challenging! I think he was challenged sufficiently when he got up at 4am to retie the pig to the spit....it was so big it was having trouble rotating and was starting to fall off. It all worked out superbly and we had a great meal.

Here are some pictures:

Brian stuffing the pig

Karl and Brian with the pig

Wedding cake made by Brian and Judy

Wedding ceremony

Judy and Megan

Karl and Brian

The pig - ready for dinner!

Congrats Brian and Judy!
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