What’s what in Press Operations – Sam Corea fills us in

By on Jun 18, 2018 in @SkatingPj, Catching up with, Personal

  As I sit here in one of the host cities in Russia for the soccer tournament, I am struck by the amount of work going on in the background. Hard work + expertise + insight/foresight makes me think of my friend Sam Corea. Sam and I first met (and became friends) when he was my boss at the Pan Am Games in 2015 in Toronto. It was under his guidance that I learned...

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On the Ice or Off the Ice – that is the question

By on May 14, 2018 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Personal, Skating, Sports

I always forget just how much information flies around in the off-season; from coaching changes to music announcements to injuries and retirements, there’s lots to talk about. One of the things that I find very interesting is what the skaters get up to away from the rink. I just read that former Japanese competitor (one of my faves!) Takahiko Kozuka is involved in...

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The Content Store

By on Aug 7, 2017 in Personal

The Store is Open – The Content Store that is. For better or worse, my brain likes to look at most things in life as possibilities. My friendship with Paul Dore has been instrumental on capitalizing on some of those possibilities and when we realized just how much work we were doing together anyway, it made sense to take the next step.Enter: The Content Store. Paul...

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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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My Own Long Lost Family Story – A Love Letter for my Grandmothers

By on Apr 19, 2016 in Personal, The Power of One, Uncategorized

This is a true story – from my perspective and from my understanding of the family lore that has been shared with me. In the 1930s – my three grandmothers each faced dramatic and life-altering challenges. My father’s mother prayed that she would one day hold a baby as she was facing difficulties with fertility and carrying a baby to term. My...

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