On the twenty-second of December my family embarked upon our yearly viewing of the Caravan Farm Theatre’s Winter Play. This year’s play was “The Contest of the Winds”, a local Shuswap/Okanagan Indian band legend. I am no theatre critic, but like every other year I can confidently say that this was a play worth watching. The play was framed by scenes around a bonfire where it was narrated by a Native elder to a couple of youth who did not quite see eye to eye on the uses of technology. The middle parts were acted out in the woods, and the audience arrived at each scene via horse and buggy (unfortunately there was not enough snow at the time for sleighs like in past years). As usual there was a good number of humorous one liners, while the North Wind and the South Wind battled it out, with an eventual compromise being reached. This analogy was a good reminder for the youth, as it is for everyone, of the importance of striking a healthy balance; in this instance between relying on technology and doing things for oneself in the real world.