In the spirit of inter-Alberta rivalry, I’ll share some statistics with you. Yesterday, 178 visitors from Edmonton visited the site. From Calgary? 20.
But in all fairness, I live in Sherwood Park, which is located just outside Edmonton. We’ve been chatting with Edmonton businesses for the past week, while I just received my first phone call from Calgary two days ago. And the Calgary Flames were just recently eliminated from the playoffs, while the Edmonton Oilers have been out since Mark Messier had hair (did he ever?). So it all evens out. Speaking of inter-provincial rivalries, did you know that the Edmonton Capital Region has a population of 1,034,945? Again, it’s close. Calgarians, you top out at 1,079,310. So Edmonton is currently 44,365 people behind (that’s a small city, or as many people that still watch Canadian Idol). I’ll be contributing to Edmonton’s total shortly – baby #3 is due in a month. So in reality, the Edmonton Capital Region is only 44,364 people short. Mere technicalities.
I should also mention that a number of you observant Albertans have pointed out that I have neglected to put Cold Lake and Whitecourt on the map. This is true, and is no slight to those cities. As I was gathering city names and designing the map, there was an overwhelming number of cities to take note of. In the crush, Cold Lake and Whitecourt got lost. So people of those cities, feel free to give me a call. I’d even welcome a blog post from those cities telling Albertans about how great your cities are.
So lastly, I wanted everyone to know that we are hitting the streets this week with our Alberta postcards. The reason we haven’t before this is quite honestly that we’ve been overwhelmed. I’ve been sitting down with many of you since last week Tuesday, so much so that I wake up in the morning, kiss my wife goodbye, and see her at the end of the day (last night I finished at 9pm). Today is much the same, but I’m hoping to be able to get to your homes, stores, and churches to chat with you as early as Thursday. So we’ll hope to see you then and I’ll be continuing to blog about the interesting experiences I have while I chat with you!
Until then, here’s a picture of what you’ll be seeing soon (I can also mail these out if you’d like them…just send me an email). Have a great day Alberta!