There is a strong Irish Community in Vancouver and I got thrown into it with a weekend away to Whistler with some of the Vancouver ladies GAA team. The girls reminded me of the good reasons to be apart of a team sport, the banter, the slagging, the sharing of stories and the support. But for these girls it's different. Being so far away from home makes girls family. They are each other's family day in day out out here, for whatever someone might need. The thing that connects them is their Irishness, and it was my pleasure to spend a weekend with them. We stayed in yurts, have bbqs, stayed up drinking and laughing until all hours (even ranger rick told us to keep it down...oops!) and on Saturday we did some adventure sports. We did some ATV bikes, and lucky enough my co driver was just as reckless as me! We FLOORED it in the words of Tommy Tiernan. This was followed by ziplines hundreds of feet in the air. The thought of this would normally scare the life outta me, but I had no fear left after the ATVs. A great weekend in the beautiful whistler, surrounded by unbelievable views (and it didn't rain! Yay!).