Friday, September 28, 2012
Attended, with my wife, today's Fire Smart Community Barbeque up at the Pass Powder Keg where we had the chance to meet and greet our new Fire Chief Steve Munshaw, along with his beautiful wife and two lovely children. As well, we got a chance to inspect Steve's new fire engine red pick-up truck and was quite impressed with the new logo. Apparently they had 50 to choice from and the one they chose I think is pretty sharp.
While my wife and I were finishing up our burgers Albert Headrick our veteran (6 months... we have so many new employees that he now refers to himself as a veteran when compared to the others :-)) Director of Protective and Community Services who up to today I had never met joined us for what turned out to be a long and fruitful discussion on pretty much everything pertaining to our municipality. I was quite impressed with Albert's knowledge, experience and forthrightness. His friendliness, openness, and directness impressed me as well. Seems like we got us a straight-shooter with this guy. I like that in a man!
Darrel Ferguson, Don Harvey and Dr. Amundson from the Blairmore Lion's were serving up the burgers doing an 'outstanding' job! :-) Although, sometimes these boys can be pouters and sourpusses and as such are not the greatest of conversationalists (as they chose to be this day), which gave me an opportunity to talk for a while with Kim Lutz our weed control gal. Turns out she could use more money for her department and in my opinion she should get it. After all, our municipality is inundated with weeds, and its only getting worse. As well, considering we are the gateway to the flat-lands, it's the neighbourly thing to do.
After briefly speaking with some of the boys from SRD where we picked up some souvenirs, including a couple of maple tree saplings we were on our way to my wife's favourite past-time... shopping for groceries. :-) They say never go shopping for groceries with an empty stomach because you land up buying more. Thanks to the Fire Smart BBQ we didn't have to worry about that. :-)
Oh, one final note. Again, advertising for this event was dismal (done two weeks ago in the papers but not in this weeks?) as the sparse turn out while we were there attested to. More people could have and should have been able to 'enjoy' this event, as we were fortunate enough to do.
Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned!