It looks like Corn Cob Bob has his enemies. Namely big oil companies. He’s such a friendly guy too. How could you not love him?
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association: ‘Corn Cob Bob’ Thrown Out on His Ear Ouch!
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(CCNMatthews – July 4, 2005) – National Capital Commission Bans Ethanol Mascot from Canada Day Under Pressure From Shell Canada
Corn Cob Bob, the friendly mascot of the Canadian ethanol industry, was banned from Canada Day celebrations in the nation’s capital last Friday. The National Capital Commission (NCC) said that Corn Cob Bob was not welcome at the main festivities on Ottawa’s Major Hill’s Park, because title sponsor Shell Canada wanted him out.
“It appears a bit of a shell game is going on. Corn Cob Bob was originally welcomed, we did all the proper paperwork, and then we were banned,” said Kory Teneycke, Executive Director of the Canada Renewable Fuel Association. “We thought our message of reducing greenhouse gases by using cleaner, renewable fuels would be a welcome part of Canada Day. Nobody should own Canada Day. It should include all Canadians – even Corn Cob Bob.”
For more information on this sad tale contact Canadian Renewable Fuels Association: Kory Teneycke, (416) 578-6170.