Saturday, April 28, 2018

"Take Me Out To The Ball Game!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8


Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

"Take Me Out To The Ball Game" was the exit music for Ron Hayter's funeral today! Oh how very appropriate, when your "the greatest one of them all." Meaning more days/terms in office in Civic Governance than anyone else in history & you love baseball. Ron's big league stats were 11 terms (12,050 days), times three years apiece so 33 years in office. Scandals: ZERO!

My dad & I went to Ron's funeral today & were glad to do so. He helped block City Council (which then as in now was & is very business unfriendly for this "progressive community engagement agenda" garbage) from closing off the east end of 100A Avenue many times at 156 Street which would have killed off our family furniture store, Koopmans' Furniture. He along with Lance White, Olivia Butti, Percy Wickman, Ed Leger, Terry Cavanaugh, Bettie Hewes were always in our corner (appropriate as Ron used to box!)

I sat with him in the Tiger Goldstick Fan Club box for baseball games after I helped get donations of used sporting goods for less fortunate kids. He was a solid citizen to be sure!

"Ron Hayter Re/Max Field" also has rather a nice ring to it! Sort of "above the crowd!"

"Check Swing & Play Ball" Upstairs Forever Alderman Hayter,


Source: The City Of Edmonton: The Office Of Edmonton Elections.

P.S.: Why don't they just rename the Shaw Conference Centre after Ron since it was his drive & energy that got that fine building constructed?

Write Support To: His Mayor Don Iveson & City Council, Mayor's Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall, #1 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Shaw Conference Centre Naming Rights Committee, 3rd Floor, World Trade Centre Edmonton 9990 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1P7


Shaw Conference Centre, The Management, 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1N9


Edmonton Prospects Baseball Club, Gold Sports & Entertainment Corporation, #207, 125 Carleton Drive, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 3S6


Re/Max Canada Corporate HQ, 7101 Syntex Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6H5


Re/Max Canada Corporate HQ II, #340, 1060 Manhattan Drive, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9X9


Re/Max (Canada) Field Office, 10233-96th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0A5

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