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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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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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...

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Just for Fun – Judge for Yourself – Short Program Edition

By on Mar 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you want to understand what is going on during the singles figure skating events at Worlds in Shanghai this week, then this is for you. I have updated our fun and interactive game that I call:  Judge for Yourself.  You get the chance to be the judging and technical panel from the comfort of your own home! As we have done in the past, we decided on giving you just...

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Volunteer at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games -says Patrick Chan

By on Jul 7, 2014 in Personal, Skating, Sports, Uncategorized

        If you know me at all – you know I am a Winter Sport girl. All that has started to change. It started with an Instagram mini-video of 3x World Champion and 2X Olympic Silver medallist Patrick Chan working out on a trampoline. Patrick working on his summer Olympic skills! Rio 2016? / Patrick travaillant ses habiletés olympiques d’été...

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