The Bar Blogger Recalls Hot Canadian Girls, Block Parties And The Gretzky VIP Party
I got a bit of a shock this week.
A friend e-mailed me asking for any connections I might have in Toronto to help him out with some assistance at the Honda Toronto Indy.
WHAT!? The Toronto Indy is this week? Geez. It’s amazing how easily things leave your mind when you are no longer involved in them. Even if you were totally previously immersed in them to the degree that you were an integral part of its success (or failure, although we never thought about failure, only success).
And man, oh, man, did the memories come flooding back like, well, the floods hitting Toronto now. When I was involved, it was the Molson Indy and it was the best party in Canada. Well, maybe not the best – the Calgary Stampede happens at the same time and while I’ve never been to it, from the stories I’ve heard, well… – but it was still awesome.
There were not one but two block parties – the Thursday night one on John Street was often the highlight of the entire weekend – an awesome VIP party at Gretzky’s that was the “toughest ticket in town” and Team Red.
Team Red, you see, was the fleet of Molson girls that did promos at the bars for two weeks. They were hot and friendly and of course, myself and my Toronto friends hung out with them at every turn. Far better to be with them than even hometown hero Paul Tracy, the “Thrill From West Hill.”
Then enter Rosko Dickenson and Procon Leisure and his Miss Indy contest, imported from Australia. That first presented to me to one stunning Toronto girl, Lynne Kush, who introduced herself with a Canadian flag bikini.
Add to this a lineup of girls that worked for Molson in marketing, PR and promotions and even the news media – including a gal with the I-kid-you-not name of Cheryl Hickey – and it was the best event I went to all year.
As you have probably noticed by now, I became somewhat enamored with Canadian girls during the Molson Indy.
I’m not at what is now called the Honda Toronto Indy this year but I do have interest in a local involved in the race. James Hinchcliffe is a friend and it would be great to see him win his hometown race.