Hamilton Family of Acton, Ontario, Canada
Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette (2nd from left) is among many being taken
on a tour of the new Acton Indoor Soccer Building under construction in
The event was
an Acton Agricultural
Society building donation and Fair Sponsor appreciation evening - I
was there as a guest of Acton's Sobeys (thanks Mark). The group started
with a tour of the new multi-use facility which, while the evening was
a little chilly, was still very interesting. The new soccer floor will
use an artificial turf with rubber beads mixed throughout the fake grass.
was the buildings largest contributor and was given the naming rights -
their choice: "Dufferin Rural Heritage and Community Centre". The
picture below shows the current state of construction within the building
looking towards the front office area.
Can you hear me
I have long been
a fan of Scott Adams' sense of humour and his famous comic strip - Dilbert
and also of his Dilbert Blog.
Scott has set
up a Google Alert for when his name is used on the net so I thought it
would be cool to talk to him through my webpage. Instead of sending him
an email of appreciation I thought this would be a novel way to communicate
- when this page is posted to the internet he will be sent an alert with
a wink to this webpage. Besides he probably has to wade through tons of
crap email in his inbox and he might delete mine by accident!
As an added bonus
I have drawn a Dilbert frame with the idea that Dilbert has attended a
Elbonian management training course by accident and has let it go to his
head. Dogbert and Ratbert have to stage an intervention to bring back Dilbert
- away from the darkside.
No contact from
April 27, 2006
Sunrise on Escarpment
It's been warming
up a bit around this neck of the woods so I thought I would bring out a
warm looking picture. This is a small pond beside a farm along Highway
25 just north of Milton as the escarpment starts to drop.
I needed something
nice as I had a bit of a bad day. The car needed repairs and when I went
to pay my debit card was declined. When I went for gas my card was cancelled!
I went to my bank here in Acton (TD
Canada Trust) and found out that the card may have been compromised
and they were trying to protect me. Annoyance turned to satisfaction that
they are looking out for me.
April 15, 2006
Jungle Cat World,
Joe and I took
the kids to the Jungle
Cat World zoo located in Clarington, Ontario. They had a nice variety
of animals to look at including this nice mountain lion that you could
get very close to. This one even fogged up my camera lens when he breathed
out at the fence.
He kind of reminded
me of my mother's cat when he was a little kitten - placed ever so carefully
into a glass jar for some maximum cuteness.
Winter had a mild
break and warmed up enough to start the snow melting which got the creeks
flowing again. Here is Silvercreek just northwest of Georgetown, Ontario,
as it drops down with a couple of small waterfalls.