Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pool time

At the pool again this evening. Managed to get my offside re-entry roll. It's great to be able to practice these maneouvres in warm water. New kid on the block learned to roll on Saturday, and learn his off-side roll and re-entry roll tonight! Some of us take soooo much longer to learn. But it's all great kayaking news.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

St. John's Development on my mind

Close to 400 people jammed into the Foran Room at City Hall on Monday night for a public forum on Smart Growth and, with standing room only, people spilled into the hallway & adjoining council meeting rooms. It was quite a sight to behold. Canadian satirist Mary Walsh, local retailer guru Dave Hopley, local socioeconomic consultant Stratt Canning and others (including songwriter Ron Hynes) had striking points to make from the podium. It may be a turning point in the development of this City/community. Hear CBC.ca/nl on the go for some of the speeches.