A couple of weeks ago, I visited Mountain Equipment to outfit a young man, with running shoes courtesy of MEC. Generously, they also provided him with microfibre warm-up pants, this in preparation for an interview with John Chipman of CBC Radio Morning, the Running Show, to be conducted while running.
When the time came for the run, my friend did not appear and a while later we got a call that he would be another hour. Thankfully, I was able to recruit Clifton to take his place. In the end, running with Clifton proved more in line with the theme of the interview, that being how running is a great activity to acquaint newcomers to the city. Although barely a mile from the lake, Clifton was not aware of the lake’s proximity having arrived from Africa barely a month ago. As well, he had never been very close to the CN Tower. When asked whether had had seen much of the city, he cited a trip to St. Clair and Yonge.
The show will air this Tuesday, May 10th around 7:20 a.m. and will run for about two minutes.
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