As another year wraps up, itâ€™s time to reflect on the year that was. It had its ups (last seasons Flames home record) and it had its downs (Calgary Flames this season). We saw Calgary continue to grow into one of Canadaâ€™s most prosperous cities and with it we saw an increase in murders, the nations most expensive rent and a Toby Keith concert.
So as I sit hear on my couch thinking back to this years biggest headlines I try to think of just one that sticks out the most important. â€œBronconier wins again!â€, â€œEd Stelmachâ€™s first year in officeâ€, â€œThe Deefootâ€ would all be excellent suggestions, I however donâ€™t feel like they really sum up 2007.
For me the biggest and best headline was without a doubt:
â€œPrince Harry chats up Calgary Bartender!â€
Thatâ€™s right my friends, who could forget Cherie Cymbalisty and her romantic night at Cowboys with the 3rd in line for the British throne. It put Calgary on the map both nationally and internationally. I mean sure we have a housing crisis and our public transit systems resembles that of an early Bostons, but Prince Harry macking on a bartender in our very own city? You canâ€™t write that stuff!
In case you forgot about that fateful night at Cowboys earlier this year, Harry was doing military exercises up north and he some buddies took a break and showed up at Cowboys. After talking up some ladies Harry set his sights on one of Cowboyâ€™s classiest bartenders (a future Playmate at that) and shared a romantic night togetherâ€¦.after hours. And with that sullied the ones respectable Cowboys reputation for ever.
From what we could tell the time they spent together was special (and drunken), it should have remained between the two potential star crossed lovers forever. Instead it lasted until the next day when Cherie sold her story to a British media outlet. Ahh to be young and be able to sell your love again.
So while other Calgarians will remember 2007 for perhaps more â€œimportantâ€ issues, I will remember Cherieâ€™s brief stint in the headlines and for showing the world that if your famous and want to be normal, donâ€™t come here. Cause this city is expensive and weâ€™ll do anything for the money.
Hey maybe thatâ€™s another angle on finally getting affordable housing.