September 27, 2006
Stampede of interest over pic
By BILL LAYE -- Calgary Sun
CALGARY -- When he snapped a shot of former hockey star Tie Domi and Liberal MP Belinda Stronach together during this year's Calgary Stampede, tourist Jaime Dawson never imagined the tempest that was brewing.
"It was just odd to me ... I thought they were a really strange couple," Dawson told the Sun yesterday from his Victoria, B.C., home.
"I just thought I should take a photo of them together -- I had no idea what would come about."
In a recently filed divorce action, Domi's wife Leanne is alleging the star-studded pair have been having an affair. But if they were, they were doing a good job of hiding it, said Dawson, a federal employee who was in Calgary on vacation with his family when he saw Stronach and Domi browsing in a shop on July 7.
"Tie Domi was looking kind of wary -- they weren't hugging and were kind of aloof," Dawson said, adding he introduced himself to Domi, then waited until they left the shop to get the picture.
"Belinda's outfit spoke of someone out for Stampede, not some high-roller from Toronto."