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 1990 POPULATION: 738,000
In the early 1990s, a bumping Saturday night would see 10,000 people flock to the bars on Electric Avenue. The 11th Ave party—and associated criminal activity—started to die down over the decade. A brand new party started when Nashville North threw open its doors for the first time in 1992. Meanwhile a teenaged Paul Brandt won Calgary Stampede Talent Search and started to build his country music career.
“ I was first welcomed into the family back in 1990. I had just started off in the tire industry I was young, green,
very naïve buck right out of school. I knew nothing of the
tire industry. My ever-lasting impression is the sheer kindness of the family, particularly Stan. Despite not knowing me,
he was very patient and compassionate. He was a very
kind man and those”values were obviously foundational
in terms of his success.
Tony Mougios, Michelin
 “ I started working at Harper’s in 1994. They treat you
well and they understand it takes a while to build a good team and when you build that team you want to keep it. It’s a very good place to work. Dan and Tom like doing what
they’re doing, and they know what”
it takes to survive and that just makes it good for everybody.
“ Back in the day I spent my time with my feet up on Stan’s desk. We had long conversations, or should I say arguments, on topics of a political nature. I saw him as quite right wing, but he was 20 years older than me. Now I think I’m rather closer to his political position. My adult children are so naïve. I miss the hell out of those times with Stan chatting about Alberta R”eport articles, Ralph Klein and all the clowns
of that time.
Evans Lonnenberg
Joe Zink

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