Category Archives: Stories

Cournoyer scores for Canada!

I was watching it with classmates from Grade 9 in Winnipeg. (though I wished I had stayed home and watched it more close) It was a great atmosphere though and …

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I Still Remember

I was 15 years old. We were in high school in small town Miami, Manitoba. We were all in the gym watching on a black and white TV that was …

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The 4 games in Moscow

I was in Yellowknife and saw the add in the Hockey News for their Sept. charter. I wrote in and got on. I went to take photos mainly and did …

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My 1972 Story

I was working for the TD Bank at the time in London, ON. Since the TD Bank was a sponsor of the event, Head Office urged each branch to contact …

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Strange & Wonderful Time

As one of the 3,000 Canadians who went to Russia, I wrote extensively about it for my community newspaper when I returned. This is an introduction to a series of …

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Canadian Hockey Hero’s

I was in grade 9 and resided in a small town outside of Ottawa. Our high school had brought in a few televisions to place around the cafeteria so that …

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I Watched it All on My Radio

To set the mood for the 1972 Summit Series, I will take you back to the Canadian prairies where I grew up. I had gotten married the year before and …

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Them in White-and-Red, Me in My Blue Convertible

Game Eight fell on a work day as this newly-minted UofT grad was completing my first 90 days as a researcher/writer at CFTO-TV in Toronto. I arrived that day in …

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Oh Canada

Was home in Winnipeg last year at this time and hockey was EVERYWHERE, When I came back to Key West, my home for the last 24 years, I couldn’t beg …

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Waking Up The Underwriters

During the 72 series, I was fortunate enough right out of Ryerson to land a media position at Manulife in Toronto. At that time they had installed an internal television …

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One of the many aspects of the ’72 Project that inspires me is that there is a generation of Canadians that have a collective memory of an event or period …

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About the `72 Project

It’s rare in a country’s history that people can recall exactly where they were and what it meant to them when an event occurs. Sometimes those recollections occur during tragedies, …

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About the `72 Book

The Goal that United Canada, 72 Amazing Stories by Canadians from Coast to Coast A moment in time. It’s rare for a person to remember exactly where he or she …