Oh Santa - just wondering
So, it comes around yet another year, Christmas, the time of year when families come together and make memories. The time when we all send jolly St. Nicolas our wish lists. Every year, I like to reveal my letter to Santa and this year, I am not sure that Santa has much time for my first thing on the list. I have to start with the political issue that has struck a nerve in the city of late.
Here is my “Tank Gate” solution. During the open meeting last week, many speakers brought up the issues, implored our MP Guy Lauzon to get moving on the issue, by bringing our concerns to Ottawa, forthwith. With construction seemingly unstopped and hurrying along, it is time for our city council to reach out for some strong arm help. Invoke the one thing that just might put a halt to the matter at hand. Chuck Charlebois hinted to it in his wrap up speech last week, he referred to the construction and how the excavation has exposed the old canal walls, buried since 1975 and now seeing the light of day again. Is there anyway we can designate these ancient old walls as a historical site.
If that’s the case, then surely they can’t continue to alter these old walls. For those of you saying, we didn’t care in 1975, yes, that is true, but those canal walls remain and should be designated heritage sites. Sorry Santa, had to vent. Before moving on to my list, thanks for answering my last thirty years of asking the Canadian Football Hall of Fame to finally do the right thing. Santa, what’s up with the Senators, sprinkle some of that magic dust over the Canadian Tire Center, if they don’t figure it out soon, the season is lost. The Leafs and Habs seem to be playing better, but whatever was in the water in Los Angeles before they headed to Ontario and Quebec last week, needs to trickle north. By the way Santa, have any of your Elves figured out the so called Code in the NHL, let me know if they have, I sure don’t get it. Sticking with hockey Santa, the Colts would like the same present you sent last year, a winning streak that took them all the way to the National Championship. The Riverkings seem to be in good stead Santa, tuck a few four point weekends down the stretch into their stockings.
Oh, by the way Santa, when you drop into Thetford Mines, give Sebastien Courcelles our best and perhaps drop a few scary movie offers into his stocking.
Santa, they graded and planted new sod at Joe St. Denis field, lets hope you make a flyover garenteeing a solid and level field takes root in the spring. I know it is far to early to be thinking about baseball, but can you figure out the Blue Jays this year, we are all still waiting for the promise of last yearto show up. And finally Santa - the Olympics are a few months away and I can’t help thinking our boys and girls are in tough this time around. Stick a few new magic moments into your sack, we could all use some more of that memorable moment stuff. Fly safe Santa, the world needs your spirit.