A little less serious than the last post…

In reviewing my first, post, I see that most of the items I included for links are actually major downers, so I thought I would give you guys some more folksy good news items from home to let you know that, despite the best efforts of George Bush and Stephen Harper, the apocalypse is not yet upon us.

Comings and goings – I think you are probably already aware, but Coco and Bryan Steed are moving to Airdrie for Coco’s new job with Parks Canada in Calgary. Natalie Campbell is hosting a going away party for her tonight. If you want to drop her a message, her e-mail will remain the same no matter where she is: corinne_steed@pc.gc.ca.

Hollywood of the North – Richard Van Camp’s book The Lesser Blessed is being made into a movie, and the director is in Fort Smith this weekend to scout locations and interview locals. She is going to interview Joanne to get some perspective on the struggles Northern youth deal with and so on. Richard actually recommended Joanne as the person to be interviewed, so she was quite pleased by that. The movie is still in very early development, but one promising thing: the producers wanted to film in Yellowknife in order to take advantage of the amenities there, but Richard refused, saying the story has to be filmed in Fort Smith. Cool.

Figure Skating Carnival News – I miss you guys all the time, but I have to say I really miss my prop partner for the figure skating carnival, which is happening February 23 and 24. The show this year is Mary Poppins, and Gracie is one of the farm animals encountered during the animated sequence through the English countryside. I am in charge of the backdrop and the props, but Mike and Clyde are supposed to help – if they have the time. I could sure use your creative energy with this, Rick. I sometimes suspect you planned this whole around-the-world thing as part of a long-range plan to get out of doing the carnival. Clever. Very clever.

Scouting News – The Scout/Cub/Beaver Troop moves into its new home at the Armoury next week. Thanks heavens, because the museum was not big enough to house 17 energetic kids in the wintertime. At the Armoury, we have the big indoor space as well as the sliding hill and field right next to it. Our uniforms arrived this week as well, and our whole gang is quite excited about that. Now, we are finally going to look like cubs, scouts and beavers! Ian is keen to get Luke involved in the program when he comes home, so get ready to be drafted, Luke!

Anyway, that’s it for now. Hopefully, you will be able to access this post before you leave for your cheaper internet-free hotel. The kids will post this weekend, but I wanted to go through all the latest pics with them before they write to you.

All the best on the next leg of your journey, and stay in touch.

3 Responses to “A little less serious than the last post…”

  1. Rick says:

    This is the perfect kind of stuff Tim, Thanks! Have you ever considered becoming a reporter? As far as the “Stephen Harper… apocalypse” comment goes though, all I can say is: “UYN!” (said in the most granny-ish type voice I could muster)

  2. Timg says:

    What sort of loser would ever pursue a career in journalism? No way, dude!

    I’m kind of getting into this non-political blogging thing, so hopefully the posts will keep coming on a semi-regular basis. I would like to get at least two posts a week in, if there is enough news.

  3. Rick says:

    Twice a week would be GREAT! I’ll only hold you to once a week though. You can still get a “tiny” bit political as you relay the country wide and world wide news to us in Summary. That way, I won’t have to wade through all the garbage stories and advertising on http://www.canoe.ca every month or so.
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    Luke is gonna be checking for Ian and Grace news first thing Monday morning… Just a fair warning. 🙂