RBC has named 27 broadcasters in our fine country who will serve as Olympic torch bearers when the massive relay across the country and back begins in the next couple of weeks. Names like Brian Williams, Michael Landsberg, Sandie Rinaldo and Jennifer Hedger will have their turn with the torch as will newscasters from some CTV affiliates, however, not on this list is anyone from CTV Regina. WTF?? In fact, the only Saskatchewan broadcaster on the list I have seen is Saskatoon CTV reporter Mark Rogstad.
Why isn't Manny being given a chance, what about Carla Beynon, what about J-C Garden and more importantly why isn't Lee Jones? Is this another case of Saskatchewan being snubbed? It is as far as I'm concerned.
One name that most certainly deserves a kilometre or two with the torch in hand is Shannon England--the husband of the late Sandra Schmirler. You know damn well that Sandra would have been one of the runners had she still been with us. Who's kidding who, she might have been representing Canada as well.
Ben Mulroney gets a chance and Jonesy doesn't. What a crock!!!! Why isn't Lloyd Robertson getting a shot at it!
One other thing that is completely unrelated. Anyone else hearing about Bon Jovi playing Mosaic Stadium in late April. I've heard that from two people today.