Monthly Archives: November 2013

Don Pasquale at the U of T Opera

Last night I attended the opening performance of the University of Toronto Opera’s first production of Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera Don Pasquale.  The production is directed by Michael Patrick Albano and conducted by Sandra Horst.  The cast starred Dylan Wright … Continue reading

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50 Years since Camelot Ended

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination.  On this day in 1963, while riding through Dallas, Texas, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.  Many people still remember where they were when … Continue reading

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30 Years of ‘A Christmas Story’

This week the movie A Christmas Story celebrates 30 years since its premiere in November 1983.  The movie was directed by the late Bob Clark, and starred Peter Billingsley (Raphie), Jean Shepherd (voice overs as an adult Raphie), Darren McGavin … Continue reading

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The 101st Grey Cup

The Grey Cup game has now been set.  We will see the Hamilton Tiger-Cats play the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina on November 24th for the greatest title in football. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats made it to the Grey Cup thanks to … Continue reading

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History of the Vanier Cup

Prior to the 49th Vanier Cup game between the Calgary Dinos and the Laval Rouge et Or in Quebec City on November 23rd, I’d like to discuss the history of the Vanier Cup. The Vanier Cup is the top title of … Continue reading

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CFL Division Finals

We are now officially on the road to the Grey Cup.  On Sunday we see the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take on the Toronto Argonauts in the East Division Final, while in the West Division Final its the Calgary Stampeders at home … Continue reading

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Blue Jays Announce Spring Training Schedule

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced their spring training schedule for the Grapefruit League season. The preseason starts on February 26th in Clearwater, Florida against the Philadelphia Phillies.  The Blue Jays Grapefruit League home opener is the next day, February … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Gardens

Today, Maple Leaf Gardens (‘the Gardens’) turns 82 years old.  It opened November 12th, 1931 as the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team.  The Maple Leafs would go on to win the Stanley Cup in their first … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Today, we remember all our troops, past and present, especially those who were killed in action. Canada’s military has a long history of being involved in war, and in peacekeeping operations.  We have served in the American Revolution and War … Continue reading

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Why the Mayor of Toronto Should Resign

At this point, with all the controversies that Mayor Rob Ford has had to deal with, I personally believe that it is time for him to resign as Mayor of Toronto.  The whole issue with his use of crack cocaine, … Continue reading

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