I trust everyone enjoyed Saskatchewan Day yesterday? There really isn’t a compelling reason for the August civic holiday except to give us another day off, perhaps to get in a game of golf. I read that golf is suffering somewhat compared to other professional sports when it comes to the numbers and demographics of its spectators. When you think about it, compared to team sports, golf is an honourable game played by people who don’t need referees.
If you work for a living, what’s important to you in the way of job satisfaction? Earlier this week I saw a list of top places to work in Canada according to information compiled from thousands of current and past employees in 5 categories: pay and benefits, work-life balance, opportunity for advancement, management and leadership, and culture. All of our big five banks made the list with RBC coming out on top.
There was a story in the news last week about a proposed new feature on the south side of the river in Saskatoon’s Rotary Park. It has been referred to as a gazebo but really I would call it a pavilion as it will be large enough to hold a variety of activities under its roof when completed next year. This year, 2017, commemorates the 100th year of Rotary in Saskatoon.
I haven’t talked about Trump for a while. The sad soap opera in the White House just keeps getting wackier all the time. Hiring that Scary-mucci guy was the latest in a long list of very scary happenings since that (and I’ll try to be politically correct) verbally abundant, ethically disoriented, differently logical, knowledge non-possessor with rebellious follicle syndrome became president.
You know what we see very few of on our streets? Scooters; and what we don’t see any of is mopeds. However, these two-wheeled modes of transportation have been a mainstay on European streets since early in the 20th century. Maybe we just shy away from smaller-engined vehicles like mopeds or traditional scooters in favour of more powerful motorcycles. . A scooter is actually classified as a motorcycle with a step-through frame and a platform for your feet.