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    Default Edmonton's version of the white hat

    As you know, Calgarians and Banffites make their visiting dignitaries wear those silly white cowboy hats.

    I saw this in the Edmonton Rush thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilman View Post
    Regardless of the game’s outcome, the Mayors will provide each other a gift basket from their respective cities. Edmonton’s basket will include Cheemo Perogies, Mundare sausage, an Edmonton picture book, locally-brewed Alley Cat beer, a copy of the recently released Edmonton Poets Laureate anthology, and a CD of local singer-songwriter Colleen Brown.
    Anyone else thinks this gift basket should be Edmonton's answer to the Calgarian white hat?
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    I could do without the frozen supermarket perogies and sausage from out of town.

    Shame the ol' Perogy House burned down. I think we can do better than that for a gift basket.

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    There are more than enough Ukrainian churches in Edmonton to provide much better perogies than Cheemo.

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    How about a pair of special edition green running shoes? Green as in the colour of the river valley, dominant colour of the Esks jerseys, and generally the colour of the Northern Lights. Plus it's a nod to both The Running Room (Edmonton started), and all of the green tech we're utilizing in our recycling and biofuel industries.

    We need to brand Edmonton as 'green' in the sense that we're not just about 'dirty oil'. We're not all roughnecks and rednecks like our neighbor to the South. Up here we celebrate being green, progressive (nanotech, higher learning, etc.), and active.

    Edmonton will help you get where you're going. --Green Running Shoes
    Calgary will stand out in the crowd and take the recognition --White Cowboy Hat
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    Yeah as long as we replace it with my CD.
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    ^Sausage from out of town? You think the vineyard for the wine in their gift basket is in Rochester? (The winery isn't even in town.) When did having something from or in Edmonton mean excluding Northern Alberta? Seems very insular to me. (Not to mention that SMP's restaurant is in fact in Edmonton.)

    But there is no comparison between this odd gift basket and Calgary's white hat, nor would I recommend we offer it to any future dignitary. Other than the ease of shipping, I don't think it showcases the best or most unique flavour of our region in the most appropriate way. It's...OK? Hopefully brighter minds can find something better to represent Edmonton.

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    I know the restaurant is here. I'm just saying that if I were putting together a gift basket I would have gone another way. The sausage is made in Mundare and sold here. It is not "Edmontonian"

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    a jug of 10 w 30
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    Copy of a BioWare game for the recipent's kids (or niece or nephew)
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    Moccasins would be totally cool!

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    A head borne flaming oil derick c/w flashing lights and a honkin' diesel truck exhaust
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    Truck Nuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dialog View Post
    Truck Nuts
    X2!!!

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    ^^X3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.L View Post
    I could do without the frozen supermarket perogies and sausage from out of town.
    Everyone knows that the sausage from Widynowski's is better anyway.

    Back to the point, though: I think that Edmonton's answer to the white Stetson should be the boater hat... Especially if Klondike Days might make a return.


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    A white hardhat
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    From a 1929 visit.

    Churchill's historic Calgary hat up for auction

    Best of all, the 87-year-old ivory-hued Biltmore hat can be yours for a mere $8,000 or so — surely a bargain if you're a fervent fan of Sir Winston Churchill, or just someone who wants to possess physical evidence showing Calgary's traditional white-hat history is all wrong.

    "I've never had to sell a Biltmore to anyone — all I have to do is put a Biltmore in your hand, and you can tell right away, it's like nobody else's hat," says Erika Dutton.

    Dutton is the long-serving account manager for Biltmore Hats, and the last Canadian employee of the 113-year-old Guelph, Ontario company, that relocated to Texas in 2011 under new ownership.
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    http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Canada/.../22657891.html
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