Calkins again turned to poetry to express gratitude in Hockeyville bid

MP Blaine Calkins spoke in the House of Commons during last Wednesday’s question period to acknowledge the efforts

Blaine Calkins celebrates Hockeyville win.

Blaine Calkins celebrates Hockeyville win.

MP Blaine Calkins spoke in the House of Commons during last Wednesday’s question period to acknowledge the efforts of all the people who helped in the successful bid to win the Kraft Hockeyville 2014 title.

The text of his poem follows:

There are great things done under Albertan sun

When people stand together

In support of a town whose Arena came down

In the worst of winter’s weather.

 

The Sylvan Lake Lights have seen queer sites

But the queerest they ever did see

Was that night on the street when Lakers did meet

For a photo in minus 40 degrees.

 

Now this tale that I weave, most wouldn’t believe

If you’d asked them a few weeks ago

But opportunity knocked, Sylvan volunteers rocked

When Kraft provided some hope

Those who played in this game, I’ll call them by name

For victory belongs to them

They gave it their all, no task was too small

And if I’ve missed any, please forgive

Here’s to Parsons and Rosie, who worked for the trophy

Along with his lovely wife Kim

Brenda Dale, Jared Waldo were easy to follow

What was started by Kevin Putnam

Jas, Kelly and Kris, also took part in this

Dale and Crystal, well they never tired

Nor did Dianne, Megan, Steve, and the one in the lead

Inexhaustible Mayor McIntyre

For those who work in the news, and give us their views

I give credit where credit is due

You provided air time, never charging a dime

Unto you goes a worthy salute

The Sylvan Lake Lights have seen many great sights

But the greatest that they ever will

Was that Saturday night, amidst cheer and delight

Sylvan Lake won Kraft Hockeyville!!!

You can view Calkins’ address in the House of Commons, on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9SC47_Rh1U&list=UUUCGwXhB-05T9MoqV8tJTWQ.