It's the Hap-Hap-Happiest Time of the Year.....Christmas time!


However, I think it's appropriate at this time to give thanks to those who work and perform for us during the holiday season.


Locally, we have police officers, EMS, firefighters, health care professionals and railroaders working during the holidays, not to mention the folks who work hard to serve us in local restaurants and retail stores.  Some of these people are getting set to work overtime over the next 10 days.


I also think about our junior hockey players.  Oh, the Western Hockey League takes a week off leading up to Christmas but most of these kids will leave the comforts of home and mom's home cooking on Boxing Day for evening practices with games resuming December 27th.  Our Warriors will play 4 games in 5 nights starting next Tuesday, finishing with a New Year's Eve home game against Brandon.


Remember, some of these guys are 16 and 17 years old.  They pay a price to be where they are.  Something to think about when they're entertaining us next week at Mosaic Place.

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