Category: Athletes

Rick Hansen – A Man in Motion

Rick Hansen – A Man in Motion

[ 0 ] September 17, 2014 |

A multiple medal winner for Canada – over the course of two Paralympic Games – Richard Marvin “Rick” Hansen’s fame comes more from his Man in Motion World Tour that began and ended in Vancouver between 1985 and 1987. He raised an incredible $26 million dollars for spinal cord research, and like his fellow British […]

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Elvis Stojko, MSC, MSM

Elvis Stojko, MSC, MSM

[ 0 ] January 31, 2013 |

Think excitement on ice, think innovation, and think several prestigious international figure skating awards, and you can’t help but think of Canadian Figure Skater Elvis ‘Terminator’ Stojko. While Olympic judges haven’t always liked him—he was always different, after all, and didn’t fit the mold—fans and fellow skaters adore him. Add to the above, this: he’s […]

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The Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs

A 1917 meeting at the Windsor Hotel in Montréal, resulted in the formation of the National Hockey League. The original five charter members of the NHL included the Montréal Canadiens, Montréal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs and a Toronto franchise (originally called the Arenas). Way, way back in the day, Toronto’s first home game attracted […]

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Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

[ 2 ] October 12, 2011 |

‘The Great One’, Wayne Douglas Gretzky, was born (and raised) in Brantford, Ontario, Canada on January 26, 1961. The story of this hockey legend, who turned 50 in 2011, is fascinating and exciting. Wayne’s dad, Walter (often seen at NHL games), built a rink in the backyard of their home when Wayne was six years […]

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Tim Horton

Tim Horton

[ 6 ] October 24, 2009 |

Tim Horton is one of the great players that came out of the Maple Leaf’s golden era. While he was associated with the leafs they won 4 Stanley Cups he played 24 seasons in the NHL, 18 of them as Toronto’s defenceman. He was such a strong player, many credit him with inventing the slap […]

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Trivia EH? Jason Arnott

Trivia EH? Jason Arnott

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Jason’s home has always been Wasaga Beach but Collingwood is listed as his place of birth because Collingwood has the closest hospital. Jason’s brother, Wade organizes his Wasaga Beach fundraisers for Cystic Fibrosis Jason raises money for Cystic Fibrosis because his best friend, Adam Millington, lost his sister, Teena to Cystic Fibrosis when she was […]

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Jason Arnott

Jason Arnott

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

(featured 2001) I met Jason Arnott when I was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Wasaga Sun, in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. He was hosting his third Jason Arnott Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis. Arnott began playing hockey in the area and soon outgrew the local leagues and began playing in Oshawa. It wasn’t long before […]

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