Follow the Cheese!

The action in the UK. Fitting to have the Ambulance up front and center.
Picture care of Nicolas Masse on Flickr.

One of the oddest of competitions is coming to BC this weekend.
The cheese rolling seems to have started in Gloucestershire, UK and it's now making it's way across the ocean and North America to end up at Whistler.
It's an interesting concept: a cheese comes rolling down a hill and the crowd comes tumbling after it in an effort to get to it before everyone else. As you can possibly imagine, it makes for some hysterical entertainment. All the fun starts Saturday, August 16th at noon. The actual rolling starts at 1PM at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. There's apparently a number of heats (for men and women) and the winners will take home some lift passes along with the 11lb cheese they chased down the hill.
If I was in town this weekend, I'd certainly be moaning to make a trip to Whistler. If you're looking for more info on where to watch or how to join in the fun by participating, be sure to check out the official website. I hope this is a huge success and that they keep it up for more than a year. I'm still getting over the disappointment that Flugtag never came back. And here we'd designed our entry and everything...
And what better way to get excited than by seeing the event in action. Check out this video from this year's event in, where else, Gloucestershire:


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