Noise level is all part of the game
I am getting so fed up with these constant complaints about the loud music at Westman Place during a Wheat Kings game. Have any of these people been to any other sporting events where music is used as an introduction, background, etc? Try going to a Jets game. Listen to the Wheat Kings radio broadcasts and then tell me that the music is too loud at Westman Place. I attended a Wheat Kings game at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver a few years ago — try that sometime and then tell me the music level is too loud at Westman Place. Every club in the league not only uses most of the same music but also plays it just as loudly and in some instances even louder. Get with it.
Who are these polled people?
I recently read an article in the Winnipeg Free Press regarding the use of chemicals for lawn care stating that a recent poll had indicated something like 81 per cent of Manitobans are in favour of legislation to ban the use of 2,4-D and such chemicals for weed control. The poll apparently consisted of approximately 500 individuals both rural and urban, with the rural populations being a higher percentage in favour. I live in a rural community and have not been able to find anyone in favour of such a ban. It makes me wonder where they found these people. It is very easy to skew a poll to show the results you wish it to. Why doesn’t our NDP government hold a real poll and hold a plebiscite on an issue as important as this?
Which part do you play?
To the employees at Tri-Lake Health Centre, not saying that the management is not contributing to the problems at the facility, but what about the employee contribution to the problem? I have lived in Killarney for many years and have heard of issues at the facility for all this time. Seems to me that some 20- and 30-year employees are the sponsors of the problem. The management has changed several times, but the oppression still exists, so that tells me that the systemic issue lies with the staff itself. Ask yourself, am I the cure or the disease?
Spend more on sports
As Brandon continues to grow as a city, we need to start investing more in our sports infrastructure for our youth and in the future. We need to start building more indoor soccer complexes for winter soccer, more hockey rinks so families do not have to drive to places like Rivers, Oak Lake and Reston for practice ice and tournaments. We need to start investing in our future and our youth so that we save money on our health-care system in the future. It just makes sense.
Turn those speakers around
Further to that noise level at the Wheat Kings game. We sit on the west side but have moved over to the east side. The east side is much quieter. All they have to do is turn those amplifiers around and have it facing into the ice surface. On the west side they have them turned on to blast behind the visitor’s players box right into the people who sit on the west side. I think that is their problem. If they would just turn those speakers around, maybe that will turn the sound down because it is much quieter on the east side.
Be thankful for what you have
Perhaps the person who is referring to the “curse” of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair on the Brandon Wheat Kings should do a little research. It was mainly a group of volunteers from the fair board who spearheaded the drive to raise money for the Keystone Centre.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 6, 2013