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Weather just fine for this fledgling broadcaster
Queen Margaret's School Grade 3 student Alexander Munro's weather prediction last week as a Global TV B.C. junior meteorologist was spot on.
"Rain, rain and more rain," the eight-year-old said, from Duncan city square Thursday, assisting Global's weather girl Kristi Gordon.
As part of the news crew's regular News Hour program, Gordon, Chris Gailus and Squire Barnes visited several Cowichan attractions, including Duncan's Pacific Northwest Raptors Centre and Cobble Hill's Unsworth Vineyard, and also broadcasted live from city square.
Munro was selected as the winner of a contest through Global to read the forecast.
"I was excited at first but when I saw all the people I got a little nervous," said Munro, who had lots of friends and family members cheer him on among the hundreds of folks who showed up downtown.
"Kristi asked me a few questions and she was a very nice person. She asked me why I like the weather and I said, 'Because without the weather, the world wouldn't be a world and it wouldn't be hot or cold."
Munro was also able to cheer folks up who might have been in the dumps about the forecast when he said live, "It's a good time to go fishing, because fish like it when it's wet."
He's pretty pumped about the experience.
"It looked like a movie set, but not quite as complex," the Shawnigan Lake kid explained Tuesday. "They were filming for about a couple hours."
The Sept. 26 Global program also featured Cowichan Tribes Tzinquaw Dancers as well as Town Crier Ben Buss.
Global also did a piece on Cowichan's Tea Farm.
And Munro, dressed in his QMS garb, may have also out-dressed broadcaster Gailus.
"If he's wearing a tie, I've got to wear a tie," said a tie-less Gailus live.
And Munro's weather cast stint has already got him some fans.
"We were in Home Hardware the other day and someone came up to Alexander and said 'Did I see you on TV? Can I shake your hand?' said Munro's mom Kirsty Grant.
As part of the Global contest, Munro won an iPod touch as well as several other goodies including a foam microphone.
He's already thinking of ways he can rig it up to his iPod, so it sounds like he's actually broadcasting live from his very own bedroom.