The big, round-shouldered sand-dunes were the sleeping giants
of some old northern tale.
He said: "We keep hearing that Dunfermline is a sleeping giant
of Scottish football but my job is to make sure that the club finally gets a wake-up call.
Let's face it, after 10 years as chairman, pounds 43m, plus half-a-million a year to keep you ticking over is just reward for transforming Newcastle from a sleeping giant
who hadn't won a domestic honour in 42 years to a sleeping giant
who haven't won one for 52 years.
This Thunder Bay-area architect was nominated for his use of wood both structurally and aesthetically in a variety of projects, including the Old Fort William Visitor Information Centre, Sleeping Giant
Park Visitor Centre, Elk Lake Eco-Resource Centre and the Marathon Tourist Information Centre and Ski Lodge.
The study area surrounds Lake Nipigon and follows through to the south of Sleeping Giant
Our mission is to wake up the sleeping giant
," Middleton says.
With the opening of the casino, along with the region's natural attractions like the Sleeping Giant
and Kakabeka Falls, the fort's standing as a major point of interest can be strengthened, he adds.
The city is still looking to have the entire development, which will be anchored by a 180-room Sheraton Four Points Hotel with views overlooking the Sleeping Giant
, completed by 2004 as originally planned.
A club spokesman said: "We've been inundated with applications which reflects our position as the sleeping giant
of non-league football.