I had planned to manage the announcement myself, but a current city councillor spilled the beans on Twitter just moments after I had walked out of City Hall. In the end that didn't matter anyway.
Also within two hours of the announcement I received an email from a sales rep at a local radio station (no not that one)...suggesting I buy some ads, and another from Rogers TV inviting me to a debate. That will be on September 29.
And then, another from the Waterloo Professional Firefighters Association. It's a questionnaire asking a variety of questions important to firefighters. Questions such as "what should the city consider when making decisions about the number if firefighters on duty...the amount of fire apparatus and the number of fire stations". I would hope, as in all issues, city councillors would be taking many things under consideration....safety of residents, protection of buildings, and of course. efficient use of tax dollars. Leaving any of those items out of the thought process would be irresponsible.
I'll be spending much of today on that survey. And then working in a few logistical issues. Tomorrow shapes up to better as I'm involved with the Tim Rose Memorial golf tournament, Tim, the son of former regional police sergeant Larry Rose, was killed more than ten years ago in a car crash. Larry, also with some of Tim's friends and teachers from St David's have worked tirelessly ever since to raise funds for a scholarship fund, and for a program aimed at raising seatbelt awareness, I'm proud to have been involved in the cause since it's beginning.