Wordbroker

Personal

Toller Cranston Memorial Fund Launch

By on Jun 28, 2015 in Olympics, Personal, Skating, Sports, The Power of One

Wow – what a night! The launch of the Toller Cranston Memorial Fund took place at the Art Gallery of Ontario on June 25, 2015 and, like him or hate him, Toller Cranston was still the kind of man who could draw a crowd. The people who came to pay tribute to the prolific artist who changed the face of men’s figure skating could not have been a more diverse...

Read More

Elvis Stojko’s new QUAD

By on May 18, 2015 in Personal, Skating, Sports

It was a busy skating week for me last week and it started out in the most delightful way: I was invited to the launch of a new Elvis Stojko wine line called QUAD. The details are as follows: 2010 QUAD Reserve Meritage The premier release of Elvis Stojko wine is a luxuriant blend of four barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the fabulous 2010 Niagara...

Read More

Kurt B and me and the TO2015 Parapan Am Games – Are You Ready?

By on Apr 5, 2015 in Future Stars, Olympics, Personal, Sports, The Power of One

  I am not the typical sport lover. Anyone who knows me knows that I typically don’t have a clue as to the names of sports teams or the athletes contained therein and that goes double for the pros. What I do love are the athletes. As a coach, and former (kinda) athlete, I know what it’s like to be out there giving it your all without any hope of...

Read More

Stars on Ice Canada

By on Apr 1, 2015 in Future Stars, Personal, Skating, Sports

      Let’s face it, if you’re Canadian, you are likely a figure skating fan. If not a fan, then at least someone who has a nodding acquaintance with the sport. This year the Canadian version of Stars on Ice celebrates 25 years and Kurt Browning has been there since the very beginning. As a fan, what I love about the show is seeing the...

Read More

Hockey Old Timers Fight Cancer

By on Mar 29, 2015 in Personal, Sports, The Power of One, Uncategorized

Getting the chance to re-connect with someone from my past is a rare and unexpected treat and then finding out that we have something in common is even better. Meet John Thompson – a retired Vice-Principal. Did I say retired?? How is that possible that I have friends who are old enough to be retired? Clearly this is a blog post for a different day. John and I met...

Read More