Monday, September 22, 2014

St Catharines Invaded by Badgers

St Catharines, Ontario, was invaded by homecoming Silver Badgers last Saturday. 
My fellow human, Rob, and I followed three of the most dangerous creatures, Eleanor, Jane and Bill on their circuit through the helpless town.
Like animals they returned to their old watering hole.
 The Manor House wasn't open yet, so Eleanor, the fiercest of the three badgers, knocked at the door and the cleaner, fearfully, let us in.
 It was much as they remembered it.
Next stop was an attempt to find Eleanor's old apartment. 
 We found the building. Standing on St Paul Street, Eleanor had an idea.
She rang the superintendant. 
 "Hello, my name is Eleanor Beattie and I lived here 50 years ago. I wondered if I could come up and look around."
 The super paused before saying, "Give me a few minutes." It was a Saturday morning.
 This charming young man appeared at the door and invited us up to see an apartment that was for rent.
 From windows at the back of the apartment, we spied another group of badgers gathered at the building site of the new Performing Arts Centre. 
This was another stop on our itinerary so we set off to see if we could join them.
 Past the old Canada Haircloth Company building, which will become part of Brock's new Theatre  Arts Building.
Unable to get down to the official tour and standing next to the new Theatre Centre site, the badgers remembered their appetites so we set off in search of grub.
Luckily St Catharines has a stunning farmers market on Saturdays overflowing with Niagara produce.
The badgers decided to go Mexican for lunch.
Jane said we couldn't top these à la minute quesadillas.
Eleanor and Jane pose with the photographer before we head off to the Brock University Champagne Reception for the original Brock graduates, the Silver Badgers.


  1. Thank you for documenting this delightful badger invasion. It looks like such fun was had by all.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it, Q. I was so proud to be introduced as Bill''s partner and to hang out with his cool friends.