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Your Election Words of the Week: Cracker Barrel

October 15, 2010 9:03 AM | Columns

One of the most notable quotes so far during the civic election campaign came Thursday evening during the CBC Manitoba/Winnipeg Free Press Mayoral Forum.

The topic turned to waterparks, when Mayor Sam Katz defended the $7 million price tag by stating Grand Forks had one. Katz was interrupted by Winnipeg Free Press City Hall reporter Bartley Kives, who humourously quipped, “They also have Cracker Barrel.” Classic.

Bart’s line quickly spread like wildfire on Twitter, where tweeps were then discussing various American restaurant chains over the public vs. private sector.

So, we decided to whip this T-shirt up, with all net proceeds (25%) going to the Luxton Community Centre on St. Cross Street. The funding originally allocated to the waterpark project was redirected from Kildonan Park. Luxton is the closest community centre to that location. Buy a shirt.

*The T-shirt design does not include the ChrisD.ca watermark.