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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 03 January 2006 03:19 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Saturday, January 7, 2006, from Stephenville, NL

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Prepare to celebrate, Canada! CBC's Hockey Day in Canada's sixth annual broadcast drops the puck on Saturday, Jan. 7 at noon ET, as host Ron MacLean tells the story of the sport that unites us all, live from Stephenville, N.L.

The 2006 edition of Hockey Day will celebrate our game at the grassroots level, highlighting how hockey defines both the parent-child and adult-child relationship, and featuring remote video feeds from Florenceville, N.B., Parry Sound, Ont., Winkler, Man., Calgary, Alta., and Burnaby, B.C. Headlining the line-up on Jan. 7 is the traditional NHL all-Canadian tripleheader starting with Ottawa at Montreal at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Toronto at Edmonton at 7 p.m. ET (in High-Definition) and Calgary at Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET.

"There's nothing that brings Canadian families closer together than the game of hockey," said Joel Darling, executive producer of Hockey Day in Canada. "On January 7, 2006, it will not matter whether you're in Stephenville, N.L. or Burnaby, B.C., or whether you're an adult or child, father or son, mother or daughter - CBC's Hockey Day in Canada will unite all Canadians from coast to coast to coast in a true grassroots celebration of our country's wonderful game."


I think this is a great event. The CBC at its best!

On another note (literally), I just love David Francey's "Skating Rink", the theme song for this year's event (you can hear an excerpt on the commercials, or hear the whole thing at the HDIC site).

About the song

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I live in a small village in Quebec across the street from the skating rink. In winter the rink becomes the focal point of the village. It is the meeting place, the spark of joy in the winter darkness, the very image of Canada in the heart of winter. From my house I can hear the thin music from the loudspeakers, the sound of hockey being played, the cut of steel on ice, the thud and boom of the puck on the boards, and the yells of joy and disappointment; sounds that seem to laugh in the face of winter itself.


The music from the skating rink
Drifts across the town
The stars of heaven high above
Forever looking down
I stand here looking upward,
And I'm listening to the sound
Of the village in the lonely heart of winter

The lights above the skating rink
Illuminate the scene
And on the snow the shadows show
Footsteps where we've been
And Danny's breath hangs motionless
Hovers like a dream
Above his head, in the lonely heart of winter

The sky above the skating rink
The blackened weight of space
Falls endless on the frozen world
Upon the saving grace
Of the lights around the skating rink
Laughing in the face
Of the darkness at the lonely heart of winter

Ayer's Cliff Quebec, February 19, 2002



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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 05 January 2006 03:21 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bump (along the boards).
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 07 January 2006 02:03 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Surely someone else is interested?
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Scout
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posted 07 January 2006 02:05 AM      Profile for Scout     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have cleared my schedule.
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Marc
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posted 07 January 2006 08:13 AM      Profile for Marc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Go Flames...

The Nucks are toast!


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Yst
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posted 07 January 2006 08:18 AM      Profile for Yst     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I won't be catching the whole thing, seeing as I'm catching Brokeback Mountain early in the day, but I'll catch the later portions. Good times.
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Briguy
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posted 07 January 2006 11:05 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
Surely someone else is interested?

I'm working today.


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fern hill
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posted 07 January 2006 11:46 AM      Profile for fern hill        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm in. I hope there's a piece on the littlest players. Watching them fall down and doggedly get up, take two steps, fall down, get up, repeat endlessly, always gets me giggling/weeping.
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fern hill
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posted 07 January 2006 03:42 PM      Profile for fern hill        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Snerk, snerk. End of first period, Montreal 4, Ottawa zipzeronada, goalie pulled. Montreal looks very good. I love Montreal fans. You don't need to watch the game, just listen to the crowd reactions and you know just what's happening.
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