Naming high school a perfect way to honour Ticats star Bernie Custis
It was just days after the Hamilton public school board created an online poll asking for suggestions for a name to be given to its high school under construction across the street from Tim Hortons Field, that CHCH sportscaster Bubba O'Neil made his pitch. Bernie Custis Secondary. It has to be Bernie Custis Secondary.
Knowing the Hamilton School Board, I wouldn't get my hopes too high . They changed George R Allen School to Cootes Paradise School. The school sits right beside a conservation area called Cootes Paradise. They named a new high school after a politician from the steel city who crossed a picket line during a steel company strike . We currently have 2 Memorial schools and a Mountain View and a Mount View School . We have an Eastdale and a Westdale School.
God only knows what this school board will do but Bernie Custis should be honoured .
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.