Want to Learn More About Some of the
Candidates in the 2MO Election?
As you know, the big
election is coming up on November 6th. Two Mountains will get a new mayor as
Benoit has retired. Stephane Plante is running for mayor and he is presenting 3
brand new aspiring councilors to run on his slate. Two of these three candidates
are women which has not been common in Two Mountains politics. To read more
about the new candidates simply click
here and stay posted for more news from the campaign.
Summer Is Over?
Tuesday September 6, 2005
All the signs are there. The first big traffic day in 2
months (thank God I am taking the train). Canadian Idol has only a week left.
Friday hockey starts this week. Touch football starts Saturday. Monday hockey
starts Monday. Summer, as we know it, is done. There is actually 16 days left
but boy this one went fast. It seems I was taking out the lawn furniture not
that long ago. Anyway the weather is supposed to be good until late October
because of global warning or El Niņo. If you are playing hockey on Monday or
Friday go to the LTHC link. The SOMD touch football league celebrates its 40
years of existence with two of its original members still playing. Look for some
special events this year to celebrate this milestone.
Sean Magill Tournament Tomorrow
On Sunday September 4th,
will see the 2nd (or 3rd by some people) Annual Sean Magill Fall Classic. It's a
4 man Vegas (Best-Ball) format. Sixty golfers have signed up for this tournament
which is now in it's 58th edition (since 1948). As usual, we will retreated to
the Tartan Pub afterwards to celebrate and have a toast to the late
Sean Magill who passed away during this tournament
in 2003. Good luck to everyone and here
are the teams
and tee-off times and results.
On another note, the answer to what happens when your lift supposedly arrives
early to pick you up for a golf game. This picture is from Friday morning on the
way to Golf Montcalm. Click to enlarge.
OK, I drive in this morning and the gas is
an exorbitant 104.9 a litre. Tonight on the way home it's 134.9. WTF.
So I manage to get an Esso station with gas at 'just' 115.9. I
top up the gas and at every pump there is a poster of a case of 24 of Molson Dry
and Budweiser and underneath in huge numbers is 15.99. I naturally go in to take
advantage of this great offer only to be told that it was a case of 12 for
$15.99. That's only a bargain in Newfoundland, Couche-Tard stores currently have
12 packs of Dry and Bud for $9.99. So I tell the cashier that it is false
advertising since I came in just for that case. Here is her actual quote:
it's not Esso that is doing false advertising, it's Molson's fault because they
used a picture of a case of 24. I was so stunned by that answer that I left
without saying a word. If anyone goes by the Esso on Autoroute 13 go in there.
At least you will be prepared for that answer. Don't forget, the numbers
underneath these posters are put in by Esso. If you have a digital camera, take
a picture of the posters and price and send it to me please.
Anne-Marie Pierre Directs Her First Stage
Anne-Marie has opened her
own production company with 2 collaborators, Sarah Accarion and Stephanie
McKenna. It’s called Three Blind Mice Productions. The first play, See How They Run, will be showing at McGill
University’s Players Theatre, at 3480 McTavish, from September 6th through
September 11th. It will also run the following weekend from September 16th
through September 18th at Christ Church on 14th Avenue in Deux-Montagnes. Click
here for a bio of the ladies behind this
production company. Click the poster to enlarge.
Regular ticket prices are
$20.00, Seniors (60 years old and over) and Students are $15.00, Groups of 15 or
more are $13.00.
Call Pam at 450-473-8881
Captures Wyder Cup
Sunday August 21, 2005
The USA team
sneaked to victory by taking the last two points in the final pairings. The
final score (25-23) has allowed the Boston Boys to put the last jewel in the
Boston/LTHC Triple Crown. After defeating us in hockey at the North American Cup
in March and our LTHC Invitational Tournament, they now own all the bragging
rights including the World Series and the Super Bowl. The USA ladies got their
Wyder cup by defeating the Canadians 295 to 307. The weather somewhat
co-operated on both days although the umbrellas had to be used a few times.
You can view the picture above and the one on the right by clicking on it as usual and you can
see the slide show on the Wyder Cup link on the left. Click the picture on the
On the right is what I came home to
on Thursday night . I'll explain now. The city was flushing out the fire
hydrants in the area because I had complained that my water was yellowish. After
they flush the water out, I was supposed to leave my water running
to flush out the water in our pipes. Sometimes I come home and pour my a glass
of water without turning on the lights. Fortunately, it wasn't one of those
nights. You should have seen what was left in the sink when I drained it.
Canada Now Complete
and match ups are
Thursday August 18, 2005
A last minute
addition to the team has been announced. Robert Raymond (or Bobby Ray) will be
playing on Saturday, replacing Ron F who cannot play that day. Mimi will be
joining the ladies team as both teams are now finalized with 10 a side after
a few had to be sent to the dark side in order to play 10 on 10. This happens to
be Bob and Mimi's first wedding anniversary which is appropriate as this
tournament was started 3 years ago at the Adryth / Wobbit Wall Wedding, the
start of A WWW 3. The Team Canada match ups will probably be finalized some time
during heavy discussions at the Tartan Pub on Thursday evening. Stay tuned to
the Wyder link. Welcome Bob and Mimi.
After this weekend, I promise to have some news on other events going on in
2mo. Like the Production Company that Anne-Marie Pierre has started and the
plays that will be performed in Montreal and Two Mountains.
Announces Final Wider %
Monday August 16, 2005
Captain Wobbit has
finalized his team for the 4th annual Wyder Cup to be held at the Victorien and
St Andrews East golf Course. Captain Paul will follow shortly has he still has a
few last minute shuffles to be done. Each team conprises of 20 players although
team Canada currently has 20.5 players as Ron Fitz will only be able to play
Friday. Click on the Wyder link for more info.
Captains Announce Preliminary Wyder Cup
Only 10 days remain until we tee-off in the 4th annual Wyder Cup.
Captain Wobbit has announced his team and Captain me is ready to counter attack
with my team. Last year, the teams consisted of 22 players each, however this
year the teams have been reduced to 20 players a side. This was due to the
salary cap imposed by the WCA president. Since we have reduced the numbers, we
have very little room for rookies this year. On the other hand, the women's
Wyder seems to be expanding and they will be assigned their own golf course on
Saturday where they will be allowed to play at their own pace. A practice round
at St-Andrew's is being held on Friday August 12 at 9:00am. Click on the Wyder
link on the left for more about the practice round and the teams for 2005.
Lola Opens Its Doors Friday August 5th
Thursday August 4, 2005
newest venture opens its doors tomorrow morning at 6:30am. Café
Lola, a partnership of Cathy Rickert and Kate Baldwin, will start
serving up coffee and pastries in the former florist shop at 1300 Oka
Road. Remember the Rose Bowl. The all new decor is very appealing and
you will be able to enjoy fine coffees and various other indulgences
that you can eat there or bring home or the office to share.
The summer hours will be from 6:30am to 8:30pm, 7 days a week with a
later closing on Friday's and Saturdays. Apart from freshly baked goods,
light lunches will be served daily. Click on the sign
for pictures of the opening
and the proud entrepreneurs who got this all started. Good luck Cath and
Kate. Check them out. You won't regret it.
Saturday July 30, 2005
pictures tell the story.
New Candidate for
Mayor of Two-Mountains
Wednesday July 27, 2005
27th, Stephane Plante announced his candidacy for mayor as Benoit Forget
hangs up his skates as mayor of our fine city in November of
2005.Until Friday July 22, Stephane has been working at the city in
various functions and is very familiar with the activities and
Two Mountains. Of course, the 41 year old candidate had to quit his job
to run for this position. Daniel Boivin was originally supposed to run
for this position but, following advice from his doctor, will be
resigning from politics in November.
conference was held at the Senior's Men's club with about 75 people
attending. Daniel first announced his withdrawal from the race, which
had been reported in the local papers earlier and presented Stephane.
Stephane expressed his enthusiasm at taking on this new challenge. He
addressed the people in French and English and articulated his
intentions very well. The rest of the candidates for city councillors for
the Citizen's party have been chosen but will only be announced in
August as the campaign starts in earnest. As usual, click on the picture
for pictures. I will try to keep abreast of the race and will be posting
developments and obviously results come November.
Wednesday July 20, 2005
haven't had much time to update the site. I have been busy catching up
on things. My slide show of NFLD isn't ready yet but I have a new
wallpaper page that you might like. There is a link on top but you can
Back from Grand
Falls-Windsor Centennial Celebrations -
Wednesday July 20, 2005
As most of
you know, I just returned from a last-minute vacation to my wife's birth
place in Newfoundland. The town was rocking as it was
celebrating its 100th anniversary, as well as renaming its art
culture centre to the
Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts
in honour of his 75th birthday. Top that with the
the countless school and family reunions going on in Grand Falls and
you've got yourself a party. One of the highlights of the vacation was
meeting the Canadian legend in the picture,
Pinsent the day after his birthday. The Rowdy Man had just spent 4
days at various suppers and events that Grand Falls was putting on for
their native son. Another highlight, other than meeting tons of people
that I am associated to by marriage, was the Friday concert featuring
Yes, you read right. The Sweet City Woman band from my high school daze.
Unfortunately the weather was not as good as it should have been so the
Splash 2005 concert featuring the Tragically Hip was appropriately named
as it rained on the Saturday of the outdoor concert.
I'm Back -
July 20, 2005
We just got
back from an impromptu vacation
in Newfoundland which explains the 10 day gap in updating my website.
Unfortunately, I have to return to work this morning but I am planning a
big update tonight. I will have some pictures of the rock and it's
people, yesterday's hot dog tournament, Wyder Cup news and more. Come
back for a visit later and you will finally see some action on my site.
I have to catch up on the news around here although other than the heat
I don't think anything much happened.
5th Annual Kalina
Sunday July 10,2005
The weather didn't co-operate yesterday as 72 golfers set out to raise
funds for the Montreal's Children Hospital Oncology/Hematology unit. The
final total is not in yet but in the last five years, the total is close
(or over) to $25,000. It was raining too much to take out my camera but
I have a picture of the two winners and some of the people enjoying the
More Canada Day
Sunday July 10,2005
sent me some pictures of people attending the Canada day festivities at
LTM. Click on the thumbnail
to see it larger. From now on, I will be using more thumbnail pictures
on my first because people without high speed internet access, although
generally patient people (as they have to be), are experiencing too load
times. So when you see little pictures like the one on the left, you
will have to click to see them in their full glory. This will also allow
me to post bigger pictures when need be. Sometimes, I will even have
surprises when you click. Also from now on, I will no longer write
instructions about clicking on things. Everyone that is familiar with my
website knows that it's clickylicious. Someone asked me to put
this link back
on. Press the red button when it appears.
Squeeze By Eskimos
Friday July 8,2005
usually report sports stories that aren't related to 2mo but I was at
Although the Als
offence was very erratic they squeezed by with a 48 yard field goal with
0.2 seconds left on the clock to win 32-29. Ezra Landry was the star
(and almost the goat) with a couple of touchdowns including a 125 yards
kickoff runback (an Als record). The amazing thing is that he is listed
at 5'4", 160 lbs. I took the picture of him during warm up. There must
be some good pictures somewhere of big guys chasing down the field.
My 10,000 Visit
Friday July 8,2005
No one has
yet claimed the prize yet, but an investigation is under way to see why
the number climbed so fast in the last minutes before the milestone.
Meanwhile the 1000th visitor prize is there to be viewed.