Walker hobbles Ivan's run
The first time Ivan Kasiurak ran for mayor of London, Brian Mulroney was a rookie prime minister and Canadian rockers were recording Tears Are Not Enough for famine relief in Ethiopia.
The year was 1985.
love this city. I think I could do something for this city and I have fun doing it, says Kasiurak, adding that what drove him to repeatedly run, even though he never won more than 2,615 votes.
a good city. I love to be the mayor. of mayors, Kasiurak has a pretty strong opinion on London present one.
Fontana should been fired, because he said he create 10,000 jobs and he didn says Kasiurak.
I was running, I have said, will try to the best of my abilityability cheap Penguins jerseys china
with your help to make the greatest city in Canada. And I would. in Brandon, Man., Kasiurak says he worked as an air force cook for 20 years before moving to Ontario. He also sold mutual funds, worked in the siding business and counts several Toastmasters awards.
He lived in London since 1979.
In his first stab at office, in 1985, he ran in a field of eight candidates for mayor.
Former London mayor Tom Gosnell, who won that race with 34,459 votes, recalls the colourful Kasiurak as much a gentleman who to be a showman. ended that race with 598 votes, finishing fifth.
Ever the optimist, Kasiurak says his mobility problemsproblems womens Penguins shirts
keep him indoors but not down. In a 20 minute interview, he cracked three jokes and talked at length about his incredible autograph collection.
Ball, David Broadfoot, George Burns, Bill Cosby. . . . 50 years, Kasiurak has collected signatures and personal stories from celebrities and politicians. His hobby began in 1964, he said, when on a lark he mailed a magazine to then prime minister Lester B. Pearson, asking for an autograph. Ten days later he received the signed magazine back in the mail.
Over the years his collection grew to include more than 2,300 signatures, including those of Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela and Pierre Elliott Trudeau. His method of operation has remained the same he sends off a magazine, book or photo, asking the recipient to return after signing and also answering the question is youryour wholesale Penguins jerseys
greatest achievement? last autograph came from actor Martin Sheen, who said his greatest achievement was one day at a time. now, until he better shape, Kasiurak says, he stick to autographs and living each day as itit cheap Penguins jersey
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he feels up to it, however, he just might run as an independent in the next federal election, he says.