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Stephen Gordon
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posted 08 December 2006 02:43 PM      Profile for Stephen Gordon        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
An ode to the town where I grew up.

And for those of you who are humour-challenged: shut up. This is about giving a couple of whip-smart kids from my home town as much publicity as possible.


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jrootham
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posted 08 December 2006 04:03 PM      Profile for jrootham     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ha!

I lived in Orillia for a while when I was a kid. Been back a time or two.

That video looks about right to me.


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Boom Boom
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posted 08 December 2006 04:23 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe it slipped right by me, but I didn't see any mention of Ellwood Epps or his store.
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Stephen Gordon
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posted 08 December 2006 06:01 PM      Profile for Stephen Gordon        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, his store is 10 km or so north of Orillia on Hwy 11. Not exactly *in* Orillia. It's for that reason that I forgive them for omitting the Atherley Arms Hotel, just outside of town. The Atherley Arms is better known as "The First", for the excellent reason that it was the first bar you came to as you crossed the city limits, back in the days when Orillia was a dry town.

[eta] Hah! I missed it before - they do have The First (or at least its sign) in the video. Perfect.

[ 08 December 2006: Message edited by: Stephen Gordon ]


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Boom Boom
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posted 08 December 2006 07:08 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Epps' store may be outside Orillia, but it, and Gordon Lightfoot, are the first things most people associate with Orillia.

ETA: Oh, and Stephen Leacock.

[ 08 December 2006: Message edited by: Boom Boom ]


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