Well, the Natal Day parade took place today, and I got talked into going even though I don't really like parades. It was led off by Sidney Crosby with the Stanley Cup, and it was nice to see that. I'm not a fan of the Penguins, but it's hey- a local boy did good.
The Stanley Cup is the oldest professional sports trophy, having been donated by Lord Stanley of Preston, Governor General of Canada, in 1892. It was first awarded in 1893 to Montreal HC. When a team wins the cup, players have the opportunity to take it to their home town for a visit, which is why Sydney Crosby had it in the parade. He also took it to the IWK Children's Hospital and visited the kids there, which was nice.