Figure Skating in Northern Ontario
Who Gets Jeffrey Buttle?
I have just finished reading a news item about Jeffrey Buttle's win at the BMO Canadian Championships held in London, Ontario, where he dethroned the reigning three-time champion Emanuel Sandhu. It seems everyone wants a piece of our Northern Boy Made Good these days.
Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario claims Jeffrey because he was born there.
The city of Barrie, Ontario claims him because he trained, and still does to some extent, at the world renown Mariposa school.
Lake Arrowhead, California now says he's one of theirs because he trains there as well.
And the City of Greater tario claims him too, after all he does skate for the Sudbury Skating Club and still has strong ties with the club and coach Wendy Philion.
Confusing? Sometimes. But one thing we all know is that we're proud as can be that our northern golden boy is making the world sit up and take notice.