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Ray received over 1,628 birthday wishes recently
from kiting and non-kiting well wishers.
He thanks you all from the bottom of his heart.
Here is an example of a wonderful birthday
wish from Caterina Capelli
A many years ago a very special person was born in a faraway land ...
Throughout my life I have been lucky enough to know this person under a sky full
of colors ...
Since then my own life has been enriched by the presence of an irreplaceable
That person is you, Ray, and on the day of your birthday I would like to hold
you strong and
Remember once more that on the other side of the world, there's a person who
love's you so much!
With all my heart I wish you a happy birthday!
2012 ... the word is that the guy that made the Romancing the Wind
DVD is making a new DVD this summer. Stay tuned for
In other news, Ray was recently
given a tremendous plaque and tribute from the Mayor of Vancouver in recognition
of the wonderful contribution Ray makes to so many people's lives. Now,
where is there room amongst his many tributes to fit it in ... hmmm...??
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the second last night of the Cervia 2010 International Kite festival in Italy,
something very special happened,
Some of the World's top kite flyers and kite makers and designers were being
recognized by the organizers, in the audience were the famous Peter Lynn NZ ,
Robert Trepanier Canada , Kisa Germany, George Peters USA , Claudio Capelli,
Italy , Nick James UK, Jon Trennepohi USA, Malcolm Goodman UK , Bas Igbal
Switzerland , John Burkhardt USA, Team No Limit from Germany and so many others,
But there was one, and only one, that when his name was called, caused the whole
room to erupt in a spontaneous loving and joyous standing ovation that did not
want to end. And the one and only person was Ray Bethell,
The outpouring of respect, appreciation and love for Ray was contagious, and
there can be no greater tribute than to receive the recognition of your pears
especially from some of the very best in the world.
When you see the Italian people coming up all day long every day of the ten day
kite festival to have Ray autograph their kites, Tee shirts and to have their
pictures taken with Ray, You think it is amazing to also witness his peers
It was a magical moment I shall always remember.
Thank you for the memories Ray, Cervia will always be synonymous with you for
You could move there and be a Governor of that region, you are so very popular.
Good Stuff Ray.
It is great to see Ray is still on the most wanted list
Ray has just received a full sponsored invitation to perform at the first
International kite festival in San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily on May 23rd
to the 31st of May and not only that they want to invite Ray to
participate at a few preliminary kite performances which are being held on the
beautiful beach of Montello (Palermo),on May 22nd, also many other
local authorities would be very Honoured to have him in their towns and beaches
on the 19th, 20th and 21st in advance of the 1st
International Kite festival ,
Sounds Great Ray,
“Knock them dead as the saying goes“, we are very proud of you, and all of your