by Marianna Monentes
It is no secret that the Great Canadian Grid ebbs and flows with changing times. We have seen our residents come and go then come back again. Yet the "core" group of Great Canadian gridders stays strong. I am not a native to Canada but I have seen firsthand the "true" spirit of Canada by the "true" Canadians that reside at the grid. I have seen an openness to share time, talent and resources to anyone that asks. Their spirit is strong, unwavering and steadfast.
Standing by grid owner Roddie Macchi, comes naturally to these folks, it is their loyalty and love for country, but it is much more than that. It is their love of Roddie, who keeps his grid steady by following his heart and always putting his friends first. Granted, he has had to make grid changes that raised concern and the residents were all allowed to voice their opinions via polls or direct email. Yes, you heard right. Grid owner Roddie Macchi accepts and reads all email from concerned residents of the grid; giving them a voice. He also does forum polls giving the residents the last say in major decisions, this is where most other grids fail.
There has been grid changes of late to reflect the direction the Great Canadian Grid is heading. Not only did Roddie update the welcome region, he just completed a major overhaul to the grid's forum. Winter Silversmith now heads up the administration of the forum with Roddie, to keep the forum running smooth. A stronger team has been formed; all with the same goal of making the grid the best it possibly can be.
We hope you join us; we are all headed in the right direction, are you?