A Wintery Walk

While it was a blustery and a nippy day rather than being indoors and being in my shell like a tortoise I was outside and enjoying what a Central Alberta day in winter had to offer.

While the snow kept falling down it was pleasant day to be out and about in Coronation Park it was interesting to notice the change in the park in fall and winter with no squirrels chattering and rushing about their daily business and the wonderful canvas of fall gone to ground it was a much more sombre area yet peaceful at the same time.

Did you know that Coronation Park has been a special place for Red Deerians since May 12th , 1937 when King George VI was crowned King of England and Canada. That day in May of 1937 featured ceremonies and parades throughout the City of Red Deer with 2,500 people plus taking part in the festivities. That evening trees were planted to commemorate the King’s coronation.  When it came time for Queen Elizabeth the Second’s coronation it was on June 2nd, 1953  the rains were coming down heavily with 21.8 millimeters being recorded on that day halted the festivities taking place outdoors but trees were planted that day on Coronation Crescent soon to be renamed Coronation Park the park has been expanded since then with more trees planted for Her Majesty the Queen’s Silver, Gold & Diamond Jubilees. It is a fitting tribute in the City of Red Deer for the longest ever serving British monarch on the throne.

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As the Queen herself so rightly said:

“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or  administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my  devotion to these old islands and to all the people of our brotherhood of  nations.”

Credit to the City of Red Deer for the wonderful plaque they put up to represent this significant place in Red Deer and Red Deer’s history.


Fresh Scribe’s Top 10 Films

This according to the Fresh Scribe are the films 14 year old people would enjoy:

  1.  Indiana Jones/ Raiders of the Lost Ark
  2. Percy Jackson/ The Lightning Thief
  3. Star Wars A New Hope
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  5. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  6. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s  Stone
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  9. Home Alone

Fresh Scribe’s Top 10 Books

Top 10 books for 14 year old boys according to Fresh Scribe:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Footprints under the window by Franklin W. Dixon
  3. I am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore
  4. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  5. The Mark of Athena  by Rick Riordan
  6. The Son of Neptune  by Rick Riordan
  7. The Lost Hero  by Rick Riordan
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  by J.K. Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  by J.K. Rowling
  10. The Guardians of Ga’hoole by Kathryn Lasky