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Sleep Anea, Hurricane Juan and Destiny

In late September, 2003 Hurricane Juan had ripped through Halifax and had destroyed, among other things,the city's beloved Point Pleasant park. The CBC showed images all that week about the loss that Haligonians felt and how the storm deeply affected the city. A week after this, my father and I had decided on heading out east from Toronto to see my sister who was attending Dalhousie at the time. We left Pearson in the morning and arrived in Halifax in the early afternoon, after a short cab-ride into the city we were at the Lord Nelson Hotel which was right across the street from the infamous park that had been ravaged by the ferocious winds of the hurricane. After meeting my sister for an early dinner my dad and I went back to the hotel room to watch the Leafs take on the Habs, it was probably the third game of the season and the Leafs were off to a pretty good start, in fact the excitment of this match was so palpable that ten minutes into the first period my father was snoring so loudly that in frustration I stormed out of the room and made my way down to the hotel's bar for some soup and a beer to compliment the greatest rivalry in sports. I would be lying if I said that I was a happy camper at this point in time, I was in one of those

Submitted by: Charlie Mills


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