Another #Epicfail Civic Complex Event Fail Due to Petty Cornwall Politics by Jamie Gilcig DEC 29, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – I always marvel at the depths that the Bob Peters, Bernadette Clement, Guy Lauzon cliques, and their sillier psychophantic followers,  will sink to in proving, that one, they aren’t terribly good at what they do, and two, that whether or not they like it the vast majority of this city reads CFN more than any other media.   As a matter of fact there was a time when I believe that CFN had more traffic than the Freeholder, Seaway News, Seeker Chicks, and Corus radio combined.

This newspaper has helped fill the seats for many events.  I don’t think we’ve had too many people ever complain about the results of our advertising except for one car dealer who bought the tiniest ad possible for a short term in our early days and the complained when it didn’t get the same results as the full page ads he’d bought in our competition.

Like I’ve always written, I’d rather be a small part of something big, than whatever it is the Seekers hope to be from whatever mess they’re running for Ribfest.

As many know I worked in Hockey, running events and sports card shows, then working and repping athletes for events, and eventually working for a major hockey card producer and finally the Habs.  Oh, and I worked with the owners of The Greatest Hockey Legends on Ice, a touring team that featured Maurice Richard and some of the greatest legends to ever skate them up that still could.

I bleed hockey as much as any Canadian red blooded male.    But alas, corruption, Deputy CCPS Chief Danny Aikman, and small town petty politics means that when the alumni team shows up to play I don’t get an ad on CFN which chiefly means that the game turns in an excuse for some old farts on the law enforcement team getting to have fun with some ex NHLers playing to a near empty Civic Complex as happened last night here in Cornwall.

Repeatedly failing, one would think, give someone a pregnant pause of consideration that perhaps, just perhaps, the silly boycott and pettiness that is reflected on them, especially in their repeated failures, would bother some of these folks, but many times it’s not their own money,but tax dollars or community dollars that swizzle down the drain.

And then they bleat like sheep when Cornwall gets criticized in memes or spout off about “rumors” at Team Cornwall AGM’s.

You just can’t make stuff like this up.

I personally feel bad for the players that showed up last night as there was an interesting crew that showed up to entertain a crowd that simply from what I’ve heard simply didn’t know a game was being played.

That the charity for the game is the biggest loser again simply amplifies the reflection of our local law enforcement and those responsible for putting on a game, but forgetting to promote it.

What do you think Cornwall?  You can post your comments below.

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  1. The folks that offer tickets via phone could send us emails a week or so in advance to remind us of upcoming events. We had tickets, and forgot about it. This does not mean we are blaming others for our forgetting, but in a busy world like this, a reminder from them would be appreciated.

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    Especially as that could be automated Gary. Good point.

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    There’s a certain irony that more people have viewed this story in less than one hour than attended the game….

  4. Jamie I never comment on sports since I have no interest at all in any kind but having very few people go to the games is bad but many are literally broke after Christmas and it is going to get much worse. Jamie you have the very best paper in town and I roar with laughter how empty the toilet papers of record are. You have the best and you are the best. Have a wonderful New Year.

  5. It’s amazing, these “bozo’s” just don’t learn ? As you mention , these epic failures, cost us (taxpayers) all ! When, is someone at City Hall , going to rein this in ? The Complex , has turned into a hemorrhaging ulcer of red ink ? When is someone on Council going to do their jobs ? Jules, is right, they are all useless…….

  6. Jamie I am telling you honestly. My son brought home a metro Ottawa paper and in that paper it said that people on Ontario Hydro don’t know whether to pay the hydro or food $500 +/month. My husband saw the article as well and cursed about the libtards. What a tremendous mess that Winnie the Poo and McGuilty left.

  7. Jamie the only way we wound up in Cornwall for a vehicle that my husband wanted was because he couldn’t find exactly what he wanted here in Ottawa. Somehow my husband scoured the computer and came up with a vehicle in Cornwall and we went down and purchased it. The manager and staff were excellent and much better than here in Ottawa and that part I can compliment. Don’t have heart failure Jamie

  8. Jamie I sat here trying to figure out a description (part of one that is) about the mentality of Cornwall. I can name two: one it is like two dogs after the same bone and the bigger dog chases the little one away and eats it. The other is like little school kids hurting one another to gain attention or to steal something from another. That is Cornwall’s mentality – part of it.

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