Got there a little late for the official opening of Spirit Square this morning and missed the speeches but had a burger and some chitchat.
It’s a nice new feature for the Tranquille Road shopping area, tying together the business corridor and McDonald Park. It cleans up an otherwise very average piece of land, and when the vision is complete, and the vegetation mature, it will be even nicer.
MLAs Terry Lake and Kevin Krueger were there, along with good representation from council — Pat Wallace, John DeCicco, Marg Spina, Mayor Peter Milobar and probably others I missed.
The mayor foresees some other improvements to the immediate vicinity that will really spruce things up. The North Shore BIA’s Peter Mutrie, whom I found chomping on a burger with onions and the works, envisions the square as a great place for organized events, in the same way the bandshell at McDonald Park has become a popular venue.
Larry Foss was there, too, planning his comeback. He is still suffering the effects of his dreadful horse-breaking accident of many many months ago, but is determined to ride again by next summer.
That’s when, he says, he will join with yours truly and Premier Gordon Campbell for a special staging of a train robbery of 2141. The timing is good — it will take me a year to get back in riding shape. . . not to mention my horse, who’s forgotten what a saddle is.