My husband and I arrived shortly after polls opened this morning to exercise our right to vote. No line-ups this early, what a relief. We provide our ID, receive instruction and off we got to our station to mark the spot. All votes are collected and counted by computer. How clever is that?
Every vote counts.
Afterall, how can you complain about the government if you don't vote?
Today we select a Mayor, a Councillor for our ward (residential area within the city), and a candidate for School Board Trustee (public or Catholic). Have you voted yet? Polls close at 8pm. Not sure where to cast your ballot? See www.edmonton.ca/election
I had the loveliest note of support from a reader who just discovered my gardening blog http://shirley-agardenerslife.blogspot.com/. Bill sent me this link to our national anthem being sung by Oilers fans. They sang with so much gusto, the performer raised his mike to the crowd and let them sing it! Check it out below. Thanks Bill.
This photo was captured in downtown Edmonton. I was on the 24th floor of my son's apartment building and of course had my camera at hand. Mirrored buildings make great subjects for photography, particularly when surrounded by other interesting architecture.
This is Oil Country! In a 4-0 shut-out game, the revamped Oiler NHL team thrilled fans tonight in a long-awaited win against their rivals the Calgary Flames!! Right from the start, with the first goal by Eberle, Oilers set out to prove their worth. Bringing down the roof tonight, Oilers dominated in every aspect of the game.
Oilers scored one goal in the first period, staved off the Flames in the second period, and finished off with three more goals in the third period. Scorers tonight were Eberle, Hemsky (yes, he's back folks!), and Brule. One of the goals is questionable as to who actually scored, Horcoff or Eberle, but who cares? It's a goal!
The Flames didn't stick around for a congenial hand shake at the end. Can you blame them?