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Stop The Meal Madness or Quinoa Quazy

By on Aug 23, 2015 in Personal

After a lengthy absence, as a result of a year(ish) long ‘big girl’ contract, I haven’t been blogging as much as I would have liked. That’s all changing now. I am inspired. I want to share. My inspiration comes as a result of several different ‘bon voyage’ meals in a row with new friends leaving town after finishing their own...

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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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Toller Cranston Memorial Fund Launch (and I’m going to be there!)

By on Jun 24, 2015 in Olympics, Personal, Skating

    On Thursday night, I am honoured to be attending an invitation-only event at Toronto’s AGO, to celebrate the lifeĀ of the one and only Toller Cranston. My memories of Toller go back to being on the ice with him as a kid and, even then, wondering what it would be like to be that free and uninhibited. My freedom and lack of inhibition tended to live...

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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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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...

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