Congratulations to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for their victory over the BC Lions in the Western Division final this past weekend. This victory sets the stage for Saskatchewan versus the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Grey Cup Classic. After the game, my wife and I jumped in our truck and drove down Albert Street in Regina to honk our horn in celebration with all the other hundreds of vehicles that were doing the same thing. It was great. People were coming out of their homes and standing on the street to wave at all the vehicles driving around to celebrate the Riders victory. Then about a thousand supporters turned up at the airport at 1:30 a.m. to welcome the victorious Riders back home. What a night! Beyond the win it is important to note how the Riders and only the Riders can unite this province and bring people together. It is the kind of atmosphere we should practice all year long. Just imagine the mark Saskatchewan would make on the rest of the country if we treated each other everyday as we did on Sunday night. A province celebrating in unity, and treating strangers like long lost friends, is the kind of province we should seek to be everyday. Again, congratulations to the Riders, their entire staff and all their supporters. We know the Riders will play hard in the Grey Cup. Yes, we want to win, but we will love our Riders either way because they are the Spirit of Saskatchewan. Go Riders Go!
LARRY BIRKBECK, Regina, Sask