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Patrick Chan and books for children :)

By on Feb 28, 2017 in Books, Catching up with, Olympics, Personal, Skating, Sports, The Power of One, Uncategorized

Two of my favourite worlds collided on Thursday evening: books and figure skating. First Book Canada, on behalf of Patrick Chan, donated over 3,000 books to Ronald McDonald House Charities across Canada. The books have been divided amongst the 15 locations coast-to-coast. In January, Patrick appeared on CBC’s kids show, Bookaboo – promoting literacy for kids. For...

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Catching up with Elvis Stojko

By on Nov 2, 2016 in Catching up with, Olympics, Personal, Skating, Sports

I have to say – it doesn’t matter that I first met this man while he was still a teenager, I am amazed at how Elvis Stojko continues to evolve and it is a treat to see. Most recently we found ourselves in the media room at Skate Canada where he was the athlete ambassador for the event. I wanted to know what he was up to. As it turns out – quite a...

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It’s Not What You Say….

By on Mar 14, 2016 in Olympics, Personal, Sports

JP Wong is back! Why JP Wong and not Pj Kwong? That is a very good question. All I know is, there was some confusion when I went to check in to get my uniform for the recent Synchronized Swimming event in Rio where I was the PA announcer. Turns out that it was listed under JP Wong. Naturally. Why didn’t I look there first?? As most of you know, I am a language nerd...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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