It's all about the Good Ol' Hockey Game!

It looks like half of you were watching the Big Game on February 28, while 20% of you were doing something else. I guess you didn’t want to jinx the results, eh?  10% of you were sleeping, another 10% didn’t know about the game and yet another 10% chose “other.”

A Night in Spain…and a Hockey Game

Cynthia Cheng The Canadian Opera Company’s Operanation 6: Habanera was held the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 28. With Bizet’s Carmen and everything Spanish as its theme, the cocktail reception featured delicious tapas, as well as a Spanish cheese bar and desserts table.  The event drew the professional set from all […]

Poll: Were You Watching Hockey?

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GOOOOLLLLLD BABY!!!!!

Toronto hockey fans celebrate Canada’s gold medal win at the crossing on Yonge & Bloor.  Every time walk signs are on at all four corners, people run into the middle of the street, waving flags!!

Women's Hockey and the Olympics

Cynthia Cheng Since the day women’s hockey became an Olympic sport in 1998, people have been criticizing it.  People believe that the game is only very developed in two countries: Canada and the United States, and therefore does not have a place in the Games because it lacks competition.  They say that it’s very likely […]

Phoenix and the NHL – Poll Results

Close to half of you (45.5%), felt that the Phoenix Coyotes should stay in town, rather than move to another city, as they have a contract to honour.  At the same time, 36.4% thought that the team should go, since the team isn’t doing well financially AND it isn’t in a city that is really […]

Poll: Phoenix Coyotes Sale Rejected

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Cynthia's Thoughts: Hockey Hype in Hamilton

They have Facebook groups, websites and petitions.  They’re on Twitter.  Lots of people want the NHL to go to Hamilton.  Things have grown since word got out that RIM co-CEO, Jim Balsillie wanted to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes and bring it there.  This of course, isn’t the first time someone’s tried to bring a team there.  […]

Tim Hortons: Coffee and Canadiana

For many Canadians, when it comes to affordable store-bought coffee, it’s all about the Tims (also known as Timmys).  Tim Hortons (TSX: THI.TO; NYSE: THI), that is.  Opened in 1964, the company was founded by late Toronto Maple Leaf player, Tim Horton, selling doughnuts, coffee and other treats.  Three years later, Horton’s investor, Ron Joyce took […]

Canadian Tire: Cultural Phenomenon or Just Another Big Box Store?

Canadian Tire (TSX: CTC.TO), a specialty store selling not only hardware products, but home products, camping, sporting and other indoor and outdoor gear, opened its doors in 1922, meaning that it was in existence long before The Home Depot (though unlike The Home Depot, Canadian Tire isn’t usually considered a “big box,” probably because of […]