A few anxious moments preceded the opening ceremonies of the “100 Years of Anne/Tribute to Lucy Maud Montgomery” festivities in Uxbridge, Ontario, recently.
Our event chair, Coun. Pat Mikuse, got a distress call on her cellphone. The caller was Durham MPP John O’Toole, one of the dignitaries expected to speak at the event. As Coun. Mikuse explained to me later, our guest inquired: “Where are you?”
“I can’t hear you,” Coun. Mikuse said. “I’ll move away from the stage.”
“Where are you?” MPP O’Toole repeated.
“I’m behind the stage,” she answered. “Where are you?
“I’m in front of the stage.”