Farewell for a friend – David Dore

By on Apr 13, 2016 in Personal, Skating

I was so sad on Friday to hear that David Dore had passed away. With the sadness came so many memories of a man that I have known practically my whole life and one who has been instrumental in the path that my professional life has taken. When I was young and skating, there would be hushed tones if David Dore arrived for a test day. That doesn’t happen much...

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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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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 life 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 on the...

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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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