Harvey the Hound "real class act" | DrumhellerMail
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Harvey the Hound "real class act"


    Classy people seem to be few and far between these days, but sometimes it can come from the most unexpected “people”.

    About a month ago, Laurie Slezak was working at the Akokiniskway Golf Course in Rosebud when a fellow drove through with his family.
    The man claimed he was running on fumes and with Rosebud’s lack of gas pumps, went to the course looking for a top off to get his family to Drumheller.
    “He was looking to score some gas to get to Drumheller, he was very gracious and polite,” said Slezak of the visit.
    The Akokiniskway obliged and the man made his way, assumed successfully, to Drumheller.
    Last week the staff at the links received a peculiar parcel in the mail.
    Inside was a note from the iconic Calgary Flames mascot, Harvey the Hound, accompanied with Harvey bobbleheads, golfing accessories, and an autographed picture.
    “We thought he was just a dude who ran out of gas, but it turned out to be Harvey,” laughs Slezak.
    “He thanked us for the fuel, and we thank him for the class act on his part.”
    The picture, bobblehead, and golf accessories have found their home in the course’s clubhouse, a memento reminds staff that appreciation for generous acts have not gone forgotten today, and can arise from the most unusual places.
    Even if it’s coming from the drooping tongue and open mouth of the Calgary Flame’s Harvey the Hound.

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