Thursday, June 25, 2009

St. Jean Baptiste: 'This is a lot of fun!'

FEEL-GOOD FETE UNDER QUEBEC-BLUE SKIES: Benjamin Bois, 12, captures the spirit of yesterday's Fête nationale parade, which featured marching bands, Chinese dragon dancers, samba marchers and tributes to French colonists. Photograph by: PHIL CARPENTER, THE GAZETTE, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Alexander Peykov, a computer-savvy 20-year-old who grew up in eastern Europe, took a pass on Quebec's annual feel-good festivities for a very good reason indeed, his mother explained yesterday while taking in the sights along the sun-drenched route of this year's Fête nationale parade in Montreal.

"He's very busy studying for his Cisco Systems certification," Kitka Peykova, 42, explained.

"It's very important and there is very much material he has to cover," she added, as her husband, Plamen Peykov, 43, made sure to grab digital shots of every float, trailer and marching band that came by on Sherbrooke St. E., "to show Alexander."

"This is a lot of fun!" daughter Tsvetomira, 14, chimed in.

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