Weston Dressler Was The Best He Could Come Up With?

I am probably the biggest Saskatchewan Roughrider fan in the prairie dog editorial universe, such as it is. And I think Weston Dressler is one of the best receivers to play for the Riders in a generation.
But I am quite sure that there are many other native-born Reginans who should have been recognized for their contributions to the city than a football player. Hell, there are a lot of other retired Roughriders – George Reed, Ed McQuarters – who should have been so honored before Dressler. That is, if Mayor Fougere spent any more time deciding on this honour than he apparently did on Regina’s transit system.
It’s sadly obvious that Mayor Don’t Care Fougere sees the City of Regina as a taxpayer-funded support system to property developers, construction companies, and realtors, and the Riders are the equivalent of ‘bread and circuses.’ This so-called honour shows less about Dressler’s off-field contributions to our city and more about Mayor Fougere’s disconnect from the life of Regina.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

6 thoughts on “Weston Dressler Was The Best He Could Come Up With?”

  1. I`m not a huge Rider fan by Saskatchewan standards anyway, but I understand that football is a religion here. I think its way over the top sometimes but that’s the way it is. Who got all the attention, the perks, and the breaks in high school? The football team or the glee club? Nothings changed since high school.

  2. If memory serves me correctly, I was listening to the radio broadcast on a Tuesday morning, and it was the radio hosts who convinced Fougere to give this award to Weston Dressler. Yes, the City of Regina should have been awarding this to others, but this practice seems to have quit in the 1960s. And, no matter to whom it was awarded, there will always be someone who will disagree with it. As a wise man once told me: “someone will always complain if their cereal is too wet”.

  3. I have to agree with Stephen LaRose here. Weston Dressler has many more accomplishments to achieve yet. Wait until he officially retires from football.
    Choose someone else. I know its all about Public Relations, but several others perfectly fit that role.

  4. Keys to the city like employee of the year awards are a slippery slope; you might end up with more disgruntled about the award than pleased.

    I’m sure Dressler is deserving as are many others.

    My cynical view is this a self-serving act from a guy who should be starting to see himself as a one term mayor.

  5. I doubt that JoSh. It will take something way more serious than this to make Mayor Don’t Care Fougere a 1 term mayor.

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