Thursday, June 02, 2011
GO JET GO - Boge
It is one of the greatest days in Winnipeg's history.
On May 31, 2011 the NHL announced it was returning to our beloved Winnipeg.
As a kid I used to go the Jets games with my dad. We would park the car and run to the arena just for fun. It was such a passion to cheer for them, to feel the collective enthusiasm of our entire city and all Jets fans when they played.
And then they left.
I remember it well because it felt like something changed. It felt like we had lost a critical component to our city. And the majority of us felt it. We were now Jetsless.
But we believed. Even when it looked like there was no chance, we believed the Jets would someday come back.
And on Tuesday, that dream became a reality.
Thousands of us 'took leave' from work to be able to hear the announcement live and cheer it on. The cops closed down Portage and Main and hundreds poured onto the street to watch a game of street hockey.
It was surreal. The Jets were back. (okay, I know the name is not official yet...but) thousands of us were wearing our Jets jerseys. Our long awaited team after much believing was now back.
And to think, the passion and excitement and the 'is this really happening or is it a dream' feeling that we were having is only a small, small indication of what it will be like when someone else who was here on this earth will return.
We don't know when, but we continue to believe. And when he does appear, it will be incredible.
Be encouraged in your faith.
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