BCP063 Calgary Tower
This was one cap that I never thought I would be able to get but today a series of serendipitous events created the perfect opportunity. I was dining with some business associates (a secret club of superheroes) at the Tower restaurant when a couple of radio antennea technicians who had been servicing the major communication network mounted atop the tower entered the restaurant with a plea for help. A major electrical short had occurred completely wiping out all power to the antenneas disabling all downtown radio and cellphone communication (you may have experienced a temporary outage if you were in the core of the city at that time). I immediately jumped into action and followed them up to the base of the radio tower. The wire connecting the power supply to the radio masts was completely disconnected so I wedged one end of my aluminum head into the main supply and the other end between the contacts on the mast. With 4800 volts flowing through my conductive canoehead, communication was instantly restored to the city center. I maintained this stance for about 2 1/2 hours as the technicians made the repairs. (I was very thankful that there was no lightening today as I still have a major phobia since the episode on the portage in Algonquin Park). With the canoe wedged firmly in place and the electricity coursing through my brain, I glanced down and low and behold, Brass Cap #063 was at my feet. I took note of the date and cap numbers and sent them off to OTFH. The technicians had said they would put my name forward for a City of Calgary award of merit but I respectfully declined and stated that getting this Brass Cap was all the reward I needed. What more could one ask for ... lunch with superheroes, preventing grid lock in the downtown core and getting a brass cap smiley. Life is good!