Getting To Know...

Mayor Faulkner of Calmar is a very busy man, helping to guide the growing town of Calmar into a healthy and thriving future. Thankfully, he was able to squeeze some time into his schedule to chat with us and allow a peek at the man behind the Mayor's title.
Q: What is your favourite candy? 
A: I'm not much for sweets but I do like caramels. I used to rob them first out of the kids Halloween bags! (Grins)
Q: Cat person or dog person?
A: We usually have cats but I like dogs better.
Q: What is your biggest fear? 
A: Losing people I care about. Particularly younger people in my family. 
Q: What was the last movie you watched?
A: Skyfall. 
Q: What is your dream vacation?
A: I would really, really like to do a tour of Europe. Old things and places with a ton of history really fascinate me.
Q: Do you participate in a sport?
A: I used to love slo-pitch and hockey but I never had the skill level to be "good" at it. Now I play darts! (Laughs)
Q: What is your favourite colour? 
A: Turquoise. 
Q: What is your favourite season and why? 
A: Fall. I love the smell of rotting vegetation! (Laughs) There is so much animal activity in the fall preparing for the winter. I like to watch the animals scurrying around working hard to store the food and necessities they need for the winter months. There is a certain feeling of energy in the fall.
Q: What is the favourite pair of shoes that you own? 
A: I've got some Sketchers. They look nice and are very comfy.
Q: If we were buying, what would you be having for dinner?
A: I'm a typical Albertan. Prime rib is one of my favourites.
Q: What is your favourite thing to do in Calmar? 
A: I guess one of my favourite pastimes right now is darts. I play at the Legion and it's very social but laid back. Some of the people tease me about my position, but really, I'm just one of the guys when I'm there.
Q: Do you have a hobby or collect anything?
A: Not really. I wouldn't mind building stuff if I had the time but I really don't right now. I'm not particularly good at it, (laughs) but I enjoy it! 
Q: Who is your hero?
A: Hmmm....(takes a minute to think) I guess it would be someone who is an "A" typical Canadian, like Pierre Burton. I don't read much but I have read several of his books. I have a lot of admiration for people who have become larger than life Canadians.
Q: What is playing on your car stereo right now? 
A: Right now? It's 96.3 Capital FM, an oldies station. Although I also listen to 102.3 Now Radio. I think Adam McKale is funny!
Q: What is the best dish that you make?
A: I make a wicked spaghetti! I started with my mother-in-law's recipe, but I made it better! (Laughs) 
Q: What is your proudest moment? 
A: (Pauses for a moment) I'm very proud of the people my kids have turned out to be.
Q: Movie or live theatre? 
A: Movie. You always know what you're getting. (Smiles)
Q: Name one item on your bucket list.
A: Hmmm....I don't know. I don't really think about that. Geez, I don't sound very ambitious eh? (Laughs) I wouldn't mind travelling more. I am looking forward to a time when I can slow down. The biggest thing for me would be to slow down, but I'm not at that point yet. (Smiles) 
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A: A pilot. (Smiling) I still wish I would have done that. Either that or an architect.
Q: If you could do any job other than the one you have, what would you do?
A: Being a pilot would be a really cool thing. More along the lines of a bush pilot though, not a big passenger jet.

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