Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Chapter 17: Union Station

In case you are wonderin' what is going on with this here.

In this chapter Joe Fiorito takes a look at the most influential people in an area of town. In this chapter Fiorito highlights how citizens of Kensington Market are going to honour the memory of the King of Kensington, Al Waxman. A statue in a park resulted.

The question, that came to my mind while reading this chapter, is there a citizen of my town who is revered or admired like Al Waxman is in Kensington?

In Aurora there is perhaps Lester B. Pearson who grew up in Aurora. His school, Church Street School, is now being transformed into the local heritage centre. His father, Edwin Pearson, was the Minister at the Aurora Methodist Church (now Aurora United Church). We all know how great Lester would become in world history in terms of eventually being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Are there others within Aurora? Perhaps, but not as big as Lester Pearson. Notable mentions could be Olympic downhill skier Brian Stemmle, CTV's Tom Clark, and others.

Take a look at your own community, who would be "The King" of your community?

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