Hockey Day Lambasting of the Leafs – Canucks Outsider #47

During CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada, Dan Funboy and Dr. O join Dave Thorvald to discuss the Canucks’ recent success, All-star game voting formats, and Leafs fans, before enjoying the Canucks 6-1 win over the Toronto squad. They also reminise about old time hockey in Regina and the impact of NHL players on Canadian towns while enjoying the coverage from Nelson to Tigsnit.

Download Canucks Outsider podcast episode #47 (23:30, 22MB, .mp3)

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Music snippets from:

“New Years” from “Citrus” by Asobi Seksu
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Randy Bachman Band “Prairie Town” (from live on KISW)

Oh Canada – recorded by DaveO at:

  • Dalai Lama citizenship ceremony, GM Place, singer unknown, Summer 2006
  • Canucks vs. Buffalo, GM Place 2005(?), Richard Loney (rules)
  • Governor General official visit, Oslo Olympic flag ceremony, Vancouver City Hall, March 2006

Joyous Hockey Day in Canada!

Don Cherry and Ron Maclean
Don Cherry wearing my hat while Ron Maclean talks to Gilles Niewendyk (Joe’s brother) after Canada vs. Czech at SLC Winter Olympics 2002

sacred olympic artifacts

 

 

Jerry heading to Nelson for Hockey Day in Canada

My amigo Jerry is heading to Nelson for Hockey Day in Canada.  Hopefully, he’ll get to party with Ron and Don and Stanley and can provide some insightful commentary (from what he remembers after anyhow) – Here’s what he says:

This saturday

I will be going to Nelson (about 30-45 minutes away) to take part in some of the hockey day in canada festivities. It is a CBC deal where every year they pick a town to broadcast from between games. (It is a triple header day – all 3 games are Canadian teams versus Canadian teams) There will be some puck-shooting accuracy contests, a peewee junior game, a major junior game between the Nelson Leafs and the Sicamouse team (can’t remember their name) , and the part I am most excited about : you get to take your picture with The Stanley Cup! whoo & hoo! All festivities are free as well! Ron Maclean & Don Cherry will be there so I will likely see them somewhere along the way too! I am soooo excited about this. I will definitely be posting pictures of the day at some point sunday morning. This is gonna be sooo cool.

 

Crazy Canucks enjoying the ride in episode #15

Again, the gang’s all here to chatter about the Nucks continuing streak, tight divison races, Naslund’s slump-break, beating the Oil, faceoff improvement, PK dominance, All-star fixes, Florida’s roster, Wild coming, eastern roadtrip the Dave quota in alumni games and the forthcoming bonus holiday – Hockey Day in Canada.

Hear for yourself in 46 minutes of banter over at TCC#15 – Seventh Heaven. …  and follow these hi-jacked links for more info on the topics du jour:

 

The Riggers and Engineers atop BC Place….

documenting the domelessness
Originally uploaded by Uncleweed.

I spotted these dudes last saturday (the day after the big deflation) high atop of the dome rim checking out the damage and no doubt brewing up a plan of action to fix the rip and reinflate.

Despite nonsensical rantings, they are NOT going to blow the stadium up and build a new one – heh – they even fixed up the New Orleans Superdome after much more damage both inside and outside (remember people were living in the there without plumbing and electricity – yuch).

Nor can they really make this into an open air stadium (too much rain, and no reall drainage system inside. Sounds like two panels will need replacing but hopefully the whole roof with get a clean up and freshening to keep on domeing through 2010 and beyond.

Crazy Canucks talk about the Streakers

Gather ’round while the whole batch of Crazy Nuckers rollick through 42 minutes of banter, served up tasty as TCC#14 – Five game streak high.

During the winter of crazy storms, we – including Radio JohnMiss RebeccaJ.J. Canuck and Alanah and Beyond (though she drops off, i still am on pace for the most disconnect +/- for the season.  What’s that trophy called?) – enjoy the streak and check in on Rory, Burrows, Green, Linden, Luongo, and Naslund while i (DaveOutsider) also offer some lengthy discourse on the South East and North West divisions, building teams for the playoffs, Sedins scoring off the rush, World Junior tournament … among other things i’ve forgotten.  oh yeah, we do some Canucks on the All-star team predictions.

Just roll on over to thecrazycanucks.com for more show notes and such or simplysubscribe to the podcast for maximum handiness.

one eyed canuck

 

Vancouver BC Place Stadium dome un-flated

{Note: Cross posted at GetElastic, Urban Vancouver and 2010 Daily Vancouver}

Updated Dome pic with correct date
[Note: Updated photo with correct date – *really* sorry for any misunderstanding ;-)]

Digg this story

Vancouver’s noble and venerable stadium BC Place – which opened in 1983 as one of the first self-supporting domes in the world – is the latest casualty of the wildest winter weather ever around here.

Early reports say a 40 foot rip caused the collapse under the wet heavy snow. Check out more with Derek Miller’s Penmachine and CBC and Vancouver Sun and Now Public. No injuries reported. See Derek’s snapshot of BC Place’s collapsed dome too.

I recall the inflating of the dome with a batch of 747 engines and seeing David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and The Tubes there in August 1983. But i digress …
view from new office

The two venues BC Place (home to the CFL Lions plus hosts a variety of concerts, trade shows, exhibitions and concerts) and GM Place (home of the NHL Canucks plus concerts etc.) sit directly across False Creek from EP HQ and dominate the skyline from our perspective.

BC place dome in better days
Oddly enough… in recent Olympic 2010 talk, there was discussion of removing the roof for a more ‘wintery’ experience in the opening and closing ceremonies. Wonder if the estimated $175 million (how did they come up with that number?) will encourage that decision.

Meanwhile, Vancouver’s beloved Stanley Park is still recovering from the loss of 3000+ trees during the recent hurricane-force winds (well technically typhoon-strength winds since we are a Pacific city, not Atlantic), not to mention the boil-water requirement, a few massive snow storms (by our standards) and the wettest November ever (which is really something).

Press conference is scheduled for 2:30. Digg this story

Vancouver view of False Creek and deflated BC Place dome

On January 5, 2007 Vancouver, BC’s domed stadium suffered weather and operational error resulting in an unplanned deflation of the giant dome.

I recall when the stadium was opened in 1983 and many 747 engine were required to inflate the dome and airlock doors keep the pressure adequate to maintain the structure.

This simply captures a 360 degree view of the city scape of north east false creek during this unique situation.

Creative Commons – Remix with attribution

 

Vancouver BC Place Stadium dome un-flated

{Note: Cross posted at GetElastic and Urban Vancouver and 2010 Daily Vancouverand Ephemeral Feasthouse}

{another note: Here is an article i wrote in 1979 about BC place when they were first considering the plan to build at 60,000+ seat stadium in Vancouver – view large to read the story.

Updated Dome pic with correct date[Note: Photo updated with correct date – sorry for any misunderstanding]

Digg this story

Vancouver’s noble and venerable stadium BC Place – which opened in 1983 as one of the first self-supporting domes in the world – is the latest casualty of the wildest winter weather ever around here.

Early reports say a 40 foot rip caused the collapse under the wet heavy snow. Check out more with Derek Miller’s Penmachine and CBC and Vancouver Sun andNow Public. No injuries reported. See Derek’s snapshot of BC Place’s collapsed dome too.

I recall the inflating of the dome with a batch of 747 engines and seeing David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and The Tubes there in August 1983. But i digress …
view from new office

The two venues BC Place (home to the CFL Lions plus hosts a variety of concerts, trade shows, exhibitions and concerts) and GM Place (home of the NHL Canucks plus concerts etc.) sit directly across False Creek from EP HQ and dominate the skyline from our perspective.

BC place dome in better days
Oddly enough… in recent Olympic 2010 talk, there was discussion of removing the roof for a more ‘wintery’ experience in the opening and closing ceremonies. Wonder if the estimated $175 million (how did they come up with that number?) will encourage that decision.

Meanwhile, Vancouver’s beloved Stanley Park is still recovering from the loss of 3000+ trees during the recent hurricane-force winds (well technically typhoon-strength winds since we are a Pacific city, not Atlantic), not to mention the boil-water requirement, a few massive snow storms (by our standards) and the wettest November ever (which is really something).

Press conference is scheduled for 2:30. Digg this story

 

San Francisco Mission Stroll with Jack – Postcard #37

Pod cover - Postcards from Gravelly Beach - Blue Box Hip InnContinuing on with Kerouac’s San Francisco Blues, DaveO strolls down The Mission reading Jack’s choruses written on the same street in 1954 while observing butter trucks, museums and tolling bells, then listening to Clayton the Seabus busker sing about going home.

Pedestriate carefully for: San Francisco Mission Stroll with Jack – Postcard #37 (128k mp3, 11:32, 13MB)

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