March 24 2014 12:28PM
Let the traffic problems begin!
One of things I'll be doing throughout the Spring/Summer is to make my way down to the new arena site and take pictures of the progress that's going on down there. For those of you that don't work downtown, it'll be a way of keeping you up to date on the glorious traffic delays and lack of parking the rest of us get to go through. Here's your March 24th update...
I'm not sure what these things do, but they look like a lot of fun. There's probably a half dozen of these ground punchers around and the holes are getting bigger and more numerous. Lots of holes being dug, a lot of guys looking miserable at how cold it is outside. Yes, I'm from Edmonton and yes I'll complain about the wind.
There are a lot of piles of dirt laying around and no one will let me get near the fence to take better pictures. When I walked up, the man with the clipboard told me that I wasn't allowed to be there. If it wasn't so cold outside (read: If I wasn't so underdressed for the conditions) I would have stuck around to see what else was going on.
Nothing major to report this week, but there are a lot of big machines scattered around the site and I'll be back to take more pictures when something interesting happens. Worst arena reporting ever? I say yes! And we've only just begun.
Oiler Ladies Lending a Hand to Soup Sisters
On a serious note, I wanted to give a shout out to the Oiler ladies as they continue their tradition of lending a helping hand in our community. Over the weekend, the First Lady - Jen Scrivens - let us know that Oiler ladies and some wonderful women from the front off office will be making their way to Sunterra Market to lend at hand to Soup Sisters tonight. What is Soup Sisters? Soup Sisters is a non-profit organization that produces and packages soup to distribute to those in need in support of WIN House. Soup Sisters believes in the comforting abilities of a warm bowl of soup and in Edmonton we couldn't agree more.
What you need to know...
The ladies will be at Sunterra Market (Commerce Place 201- 10150 Jasper Avenue) from 6-9pm, preparing and packaging soup. The Soup Sisters organization will deliver everything to WIN House who will then distribute it to women and youth in Edmonton. If you want to get involved, visit the Soup Sisters website for your opportunity to help out. All the soup made through Soup Sisters goes to support all three WIN House locations in Edmonton. It is a fantastic organization and we truly encourage you to check it out and offer your support.