Sunday, 29 September 2019

An Extra Day Off

It's always on the horizon as the temperature dips as the calendar turns to October, but who would have thought that southern Alberta would be blanketed by the white stuff in late September? With the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men's hockey team in town this weekend to the play the Manitoba Bisons, their fair city is being buried in snow as a system works its way westward. It's hard to imagine leaving town with fall colours and green lawns in the rearview mirror only to return to snow drifts and white everywhere in the span of a couple of days, but that's what the Pronghorns will see upon their return.

I'm not sure if the bussed it out to Manitoba, but here's hoping they have a safe trip back to Lethbridge. If there's a silver lining on the ddark clouds that dumped a pile of snow on the city, there's this note that greeted them today.
The moment the snow flies in Canada, though, it feels like hockey season. If there was an extended heat wave happening at the moment, it wouldn't feel right standing in a rink. However, seeing all that snow piled up in southern Alberta on the various newscasts just makes it feel like hockey season should be starting.

Safe travels back to Alberta, Pronghorns. It won't be fun driving into that snow and having to dig out from whatever the final amount is that is dropped on your city, but it is that time of year. Hockey season feels right with snow.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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