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John Scott for Calgary Stampede parade marshal 2016

John ScottProfessional hockey player John Scott (inset) deserves to be the white-hatted, horsey-ridin’ marshal of the Calgary Stampede Parade, 2016, and we started a petition at Q107 Calgary to make it happen. Scott was a lightning rod for controversy after he was fan-selected to captain a team at the NHL’s all star weekend, despite the fact that he’s considered a journeyman tough guy, and not, as he acknowledges, a skilled star. The National Hockey League reportedly tried to talk Scott out of participating. He declined the invitation to forgo the game, given that fans picked him to attend, following the NHL’s process. Scott played, he scored twice, was named an MVP and he was gracious and humble, the epitome of sportsmanship and professionalism – qualities that make him an ideal candidate for the honour of Calgary Stampede parade marshal, particularly given that he’s Alberta born (Edmonton). I was on the Global Calgary morning television show on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, explaining our drive to get Scott the honour.

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Yes, I donned goalie gear and stacked the pads, flashed the leather and shot out my blocker – rapier-like – in the Score on Sarah stunt held outside the new offices of Q107 Calgary.  It was all for a good cause. Anyone brave enough to stare down Super Stopper Sarah got chances to put the puck (ball!) past me if they brought coats to donate to our Salvation Army/Calgary Stampeders coat drive that provides warm outerwear for Calgarians in need. We collected a bunch of coats and I added to my library of highlight reel saves to show to the grandkids some day.