Stompin’ Tom Connors was a legend….. R.I.P. to a great Canadian singer, and icon.
As the OPP blocked Ralph Spoltore’s entry into Brant Conservation Area this morning, another spot down the road may have come in to save the day.
Six Nations Chief Bill Montour has said Ohsweken Speedway, one oof Tony Stewart’s favorite Canadian tracks, has offered itself up as s potential suitor for Hockeyfest 2012.
?We were approached yesterday by the management of Ohsweken Speedway to see if they could host the festival,? Montour said. ?It has been approved by council.
The band has said Six Nations Police and private security firms would be able to handle the security for the event.
This as beleagured Brantford mayor Chris Friel is scrambling to help come to a solution that will keep the concert alive and save the city and himself from any additional negative publicity.
Whether the concert is held at Brant Park or Oshweken Speedway seems to make little difference to most ticket holders, who see this as a glimmer of hope. The last two days have thrown many into confusion as to if and where the concert, featuring acts like Weezer, Mariana’s Trench, Puddle of Mudd, Down with Webster, The Trews, and Creed will be held.
It’s absolutely ridiculous that all Mayor Chris Friel can say is “poor Brantford might get it’s name muddied” cause of Hockeyfest. You think? Since the mayor withdrew support of Hockeyfest for 2012, he should have at least given moral support and set some expectations regarding security. Maybe he should have had someone from Brantford Police and Brantford Fire liasing with the organisers of Hockeyfest? Maybe months, if not weeks from the event?
Instead we get ass covering and “it wasn’t me, it was them” blame game. Good on you guys. So now over 30,000 people from all over Ontario and the US may not be able to enjoy acts like Creed, The Trews, Weezer, Mariana’s Trench, and Down with Webster among others.
Shame not only on organisers, but on Chris Friel, shame on Brantford Police, shame on council, and shame on the Grand River Conservation Authority. You should have helped not turn this into the giant boondoggle it is going to be. Not exactly Brantastic.
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If the NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman can’t handle a team coming to Southern Ontario, than he can remove himself as commish. End of.
As far as i’m concerned, The NHL could hold 2 teams in Toronto, and a Southern Ontario team (K-W or Hamilton) and all 3 would be packed out full, and fully sponsored. If Bettman had a brain, he’d take advantage of it, and use the 3 rich Golden Horseshoe teams to finance his retarded US expansion.
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