June 8, 2002 we had a thunderstorm in Oakville.
About 12:30 Judith and Dave were in the arena waiting out the rain. There was a exceedingly loud explosion and flash of light - even the lights in the arena (which were off) flashed on.
A few minutes later Judith mentioned smelling wood. Not unusual in an arena.
Outside later we turned around and saw this:
The tree was less than 50 feet from us. The tree top fell within 15 feet of the arena. The right tree was hit and fell in the right direction.
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