Ed Hummel - Past Wind Climber Kite Club president
Ed Hummel is well known in Ontario as the founder and first president of the Wind Climbers Kite Club. The kite club formed in 1994 right after a fun informal meeting in his living room. Ed wore many hats the first few years. He organized several kiting events including Canada Day, Pioneer Village and an Octoberfest fly. Hummel also did a great job of attracting many new members to the club. In the beginning the club newsletters were all written by Ed himself. He was instrumental in bringing fun kite workshops back to Ontario. He brought in experienced kite makers from all over Ontario to showcase and share kite building ideas. The workshops included a couple of different stunt kites, a Rokkau, a quad line kite and even some banners for ground colour. Ed's most important role with the club was teaching so many of the members the passion of building their own kites. Hummel also extended this same passion to the children's workshops he was involved with. When Ed is not riding his bike he still enjoys building and flying his own kites.
Many of Ed's kite creations