Yep, that’s yours truly helping to open the TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) this morning. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have helped the markets as they’re down about 112 points as I write this.
So the TSX invited us to celebrate the Centennial of Canadian Flight. The museum gets some publicity and we all had a good time – except for having to drive downtown during the morning rush hour.
Big thanks to Monique who herded us through the process which is coordinated like a military operation. 9am – arrive. 9:05 – coffee and snacks. 9:15 – meet and greet with the President of the Exchange. 9:20 – presentation. 9:27 upstairs to the media section. 9:29:45 – start clapping. 9:30 – Museum Chairman Wayne Barrett touches a screen to open the market (keep clapping) 9:31 – stop clapping. 9:45 – get out!
An interesting experience.