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  • Mr. Juannabee
    April 08, 2011 - 08:47

    Best skate sharpening anywhere, ever. Sad to see the shop close, but enjoy your retirement, Bill.

  • Joseph Conway
    April 04, 2011 - 06:40

    I remember quite vividly the trek from a small neighbourhood accross from Holy Heart of Mary, through the Athletic Grounds to that little shop. I remember that impish grin, the laughter and the buzz buzz of a man on a mission....got to get the work out. I also remember some 35 + years later a chat by the CIBC last summer when the same man told me he was giving it up.... a true loss to the children, young adults and many organizations Bill helped along the way I was honored to know him as a friend...enjoy it William I hope your wheels spin forever and your skates are always sharp. Joe

  • Robert
    April 03, 2011 - 07:54

    A lot has been said about the "townie' and often it is not very nice at all. But it is people like Bill Strickland that represent the very best of townies. The names can be big or small...........Ayres to Bowerings to Tonys to Bills and so so many more but they all brought this amazing gift of relating to their customer. The Walmarts and the Cdn Tires could learn a lot from such.

    • Carol
      April 03, 2011 - 21:03

      The Walmarts and Cdn Tires are only interested in the money, the Bill Strickland are a dying breed and unfortunately todays parents are more about the dollar than the sense.

  • John
    April 02, 2011 - 11:06

    I remember going there about 40 years ago to get my skates sharpened and getting hockey sticks for pond hockey. Bill never minded anybody looking at the bikes or asking questions. He always made time for the youngsters, treating us the same as he would any adult that came in with a $1,000.00 order. Contragulations and a long and happy retirement.

    • Max Edwards
      April 06, 2011 - 15:28

      Bill... May you enjoy and long and happy retirement.. May all your biking trails be free of obstacles and may the wind always be at your back. I will miss dropping into your shop for a chat and watching you hard at work sharpening skates. It will take a very large person to fill the void.