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Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Decorating by the way too Politically Correct City of St. Catharines - 18 November 2011

I was at the main library in St.Catharines yesterday, November 17th. Then as is my habit, I was walking across St. James St. to the Farmers Market when I saw the scene below on the east lawn of City Hall.

I guess that is how we are seen by the politicians and the senior municipal bureaucracy, little square taxpaying voters.
Well, this taxpaying voter is not at all amused by this display of political correctness by some bureaucrat. Why not just put up a sign that says Happy CMHJ Festivals, that is Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish
 Then there are these signs below by the vedors who aren't signing Christmas Carols but rather are chanting the merchant's mantra "Oh, what a friend we have in Jesus!".

This one by "Horizon", our electric utility
 
 This one by the St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation
Both of the above insult us all, not just Christians, by by using Christmas and other religious festivals as an advertising gimmick - shame on them.
By the way, has anyone ever had a good look at the level of service provisions in the agreement between St. Catharines and Horizon Utilities? I would appreciate a copy - please mail it to my mail address in the upper right hand corner of this post.
Below, we have a photo of the Nativity Scene that is on the same lawn, why haven't the animals and the rest of the figures been displayed? Well at least there is no advertising on the creche - maybe next year.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Food Day at Niagara College's International Education Week - 14 November 2011

It all started with a tweet by @AwesomeRedhead: "International Buffet today at Niagara College's Niagara on the Lake Campus. If you're around come check it out! Starts at 11:30".

So off we went at 12:30 to the Niagara on the Lake campus of Niagara College. The event was part of the series of events taking place Nov. 14-18, 2011 and is part of Niagara College's Bachelor of Business Hospitality (BABH) program. The college will be hosting a series of events at its Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses all week long, celebrating the unique cultures and traditions that international students bring to the college’s educational experience. Here is a link for more information.

We arrived and followed the young crowd to what we found to be, and this explains the large number going there, free food. It turned out to be very tasty free food. The student participants acquitted their duties well with confidence and charm.

We thank the students and staff for putting on such a pleasant event. I gather that it was a success and I encourage the Niagara community to support the efforts of the students. 

Please forgive the poor sound quality of the video below. The acoustics were very challenging with the large number of people in such an acoustically lively room.