What did you Dads do for Father’s Day this year? Undoubtedly, us dads will want and do different things. We want to be left alone with no responsibilities for the day while others want to be with the family doing fun stuff. Some will want a card bought or homemade while others would rather not get them at all. Some would like a nice big meal prepared for them while others would prefer to cook for everyone else. The possibilities are endless. I got lucky and got exactly what I wanted. I enjoyed a night out with just my better half and a Father’s Day with family.
I felt very lucky to be able to spend some time with my Dad as well as my Father-in-Law but still enjoy a very rare night out at the movies with Jack’s Mom. Father’s Day is (at least for me) a time to ...
My Time with Lord Stanley’s Cup.
With the Stanley Cup finals beginning in just a few hours I wanted to share a couple of stories with my brush with greatness. I have been privileged in my life to meet up with the Stanley Cup on three separate occasions. Each one unique, emotional and awe inspiring in their own right. From a random visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, a fun filled charity evening with Lanny McDonald, to a tour stop in Whitehorse, Yukon, you never forget the time you touched the Cup.
It’s tough to come to terms with the fact that you will never be able to hoist the Cup over your head in victory but eventually you get over it. Since that realization, I believe my encounters with Stanley have become (at least in my mind) folklore. I keep a picture of me and ...
Nothing like getting a double dose of racism on a weekday morning.
First, the director of the Quebec Soccer Federation, Brigitte Frot, has decided that children in her province who are bound by their religion to wear turbans cannot play organized soccer.
Yeah. She said that they are upholding a rule by FIFA that doesn’t allow turbans to be worn during play. That rule actually doesn’t exist in any FIFA rule book. In fact, The Canadian Soccer Federation has made it so that kids who do wear turbans and hijabs can play. Brigitte also hid behind the “It’s a safety issue” excuse. Although when pressed by reporters to prove it’s more dangerous to play soccer with a turban, she admitted she couldn’t. It’s pretty simple to me. She doesn’t want Sikhs and other non-Christian children playing organized sports. That’s racism at its best folks. It baffles me why they ...