Pig Express – community newspaper, made on a “ditto” mimeograph machine while living in Guildford, Surrey (BC, Canada), in 1979.
Made with pal Chris Goodman, with comic contribution by cousin Tally Bachman.
With Canucks’ (NHL ice hockey team) rookie Quinn Hughes looking likely to best a long-held team record for points by a defensemen, seems a good idea to share this snap of me with the strapping gent who’s record may fall (plus this is 7 years to the day as though that matters).
[update: march 12/13 – NHL season indefinitely paused so Lidster’s record may yet stand for a bit due to this shortened situation]
This oak tree of a dude is Doug Lidster, long-time NHL player and at the time of this snap (March 2013) on coaching staff of Dallas Stars, since then has had another stint coaching with Canucks and no doubt other gigs.
He graciously came out to support #Hoothockey – a charity street hockey event put together at the noted SxSW event in Austin, Texas by Hootsuite (note colleague Connor Meakin between our shoulders) and Richard Loat spear-headed Five Hole for Food campaign. March 11, 2013 for the record.
In brief, various company-sponsored teams paid admission to compete in games played in a “rink” of inflatable boards – Dallas Star sent along this great space plus various side-games, a trio of cheerleader (note: i should include that pic too!) and more. The money and 7,500 lbs of food were in-turn donated to the local food banks. Lots of fun of course and lots of “internet famous” types joined in.
Artifact dossier: Collage art boards from “Forgotten Vancouver Stories (aka Poets, Punks and Revolutions)” spiel presented in various formats at Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver, All-start edition, and Northern Voice 2013 closing keynote. Video and roundup of both prezos exists elsewhere in this archive.
Each collage “slide” was handmade (obviously) with ephemera from my personal collection (exceptions credited on final “slide”) then, arranged on hemp cloth “storyboards”, photographed by Rachel Ashe, then disassembled. An analog to digital remix of sorts. Presented here in rather large size for your printing/screensaver/ amusement and posterity.
Northward Bound Rest Area After Dirty Birds at McCoy’s and Eastside in Oly #video / not really worth watching, just fiddling around – but there is a walk-through tree and free coffee
Storymaker Dave uncleweed Olson shares an eclectic variety of stories from Vancouver’s counter-culture history on a stage adorned with a record player, campfire & cub scout blanket, art easel, flowers and an Expo 86 mug – plus pulls artifacts from an old-timey suitcase to illustrate forgotten past of a city which is/was much cooler than most realize.
Presented at Northern Voice, June 2013 in Vancouver, Canada, his 11th presentation to this noted personal expression conference (and his last talk before a medical “retirement”).
Music: Derek K Miller (RIP) “(You’re the) Big Sky”
Social Media advice from Mozy19 (by kempedmonds)
Bonus: JJ, Richard and Dave on back on bus representing Canucks renegade media makers
On a summer Saturday, Dave heads to the BC Floorball’s Challenge Tournament to learn whassup with fast-paced indoor hockey sport and watch the Swiss Selects soundly defeat the Canadian Waveriders in an exhibition besides the 5-nation cup tournament. While there, Dave talks to Switzerland’s Simon and Simon (not to be confused with the TV show), rookie player Boris Mann,Stewart “The Fossil” from England (and another player from London) plus interviews with BC Floorball’s Greg Beaudin (AKA Billy Tucker) and the “godfather” of Canadian Floorball, Finland’s Juha Mikola. Topics include rules and regulations, Swiss military training, beautifulness of Vancouver, pro players in Europe, equipment, sportsmanship and beer.
Grab Swiss Dominate BC Floorball Challenge – Canucks Outsider #55 (.mp3, 34:23, 32MB)
The Province (via BC floorball Federation on esports)
Action from the 1st Annual BCFF Floorball Tournament in May. Board Members Greg Beaudin and Blair Zimmerman compete for the ball as Adrian Zimmerman and David Senn look on. (Photo courtesy ofNorth Shore News)
Greg Beaudin, President of BC Floorball (email@example.com) says,
“The Future of Floorball in Canada, proven by the results of the day, is not in the hands of the skilled hockey players turned Floorball enthusiasts but rather in the youth who can grow up learning the skills and tactics of the game as the Swiss team graciously made us realize with the thumping that they handed us. We hope the spectators enjoyed watching true Floorball skill and we thank them for coming out to watch. Floorball is an amazing team sport for its accessibility, versatility, affordability, energy and sportsmanship. It is totally Gym friendly and we hope that schools and community centers are quick to value Floorball as an ideal, safe, and economical Gym sport for girls and boys. We hope that all of you can spread the good word and build the buzz for Floorball.
Play Floorball in BC – Drop in an to experience the co-ed fun – new players welcome and may borrow gear.
Monday Night Floorball – $7 Mondays 6pm-7.45pm at the Roundhouse in downtown Vancouver
[UPDATE] Summer hiatus Thursday Night Floorball – $7 Thursdays, 7PM Mulgrave School in West Vancouver
bcfloorball.com – BC Floorball
playfloorball.com – Floorball Canada
floorballontario.com – Floorball in Ontario
floorballpro.com – Floorball Equipment
Bogus Coverage (no permalinks, tsk tsk …, just here for posterity and shame):
Here’s my Hockey NW pre-social-media-online-community biz plan i mentioned @fergusson kinda fun to reflect upon
— Promote Hockey culture and sport in the Pacific Northwest area by producing and marketing a destination site for hockey fans in the northwest
— Provide advanced web design & hosting services for major teams in the area
— Market “deluxe” products & services to minor hockey teams to increase excitement
— Earn increased revenues for Major teams by cross-marketing tickets, jerseys & packages to a wider, regional audience
— Build a duplicable model of creating and promoting a virtual community
What it will be:
The Hockey NW web site will be a state-of the art, “no-holds-barred” database driven, graphically involved and designed to provide a total user experience including:
— information and statistics for every player on participating teams,
— ticket purchasing, as well as tour packages including transportation, tickets and accommodations
— instructional videos about hockey, penalties, fundamentals, highlights
— “home pages” for each participating teams including schedules, pictures, “custom” hockey cards
— fantasy leagues, modifying the popular on-line models to create a game using all players from participating teams, regardless of league or level
— web-based e.mail checker so participating teams members can check e.mail from any browser
— refreshing”almost real-time” scoresheet with scores from various games
— highlight clips from games as possible
— custom hockey card creation and other fun
— live game radio broadcasts
— editorial articles and breakdowns
— guestbook, message board
— fan home pages, including preparing graphics and instructions for fans to make a page
— seating charts and maps to various arenas
Who is the audience:
Hockey fans cross-pollinated from various regional fan bases, especially grassroots support as in minor hockey, recreational leagues as well as international players’ families & fans. This will be a valuable piece of marketing data for teams looking to expand market and reach new audiences.
— Affiliate programs (partner with on-line hockey gear and accessory sellers, collect commission from sales)
— Banner ads (sell advertising to various companies who stand to benefit from this audience) (ideas include: hotels,
— Teams jerseys and accessories sales (fulfilled by team, proceeds split with HNW & teams)
— Corporate sponsors (potential corporate sponsors include: Nike/Bauer, Koho, Jofa, US In-line, Orca-bay, IBM, )
— Web design/hosting/promotion packages to teams (web site hosting, custom design)
— Complete promo packages for minor teams including team photos, individual photos, web sites, score and statistics tracking, logo design, jersey design etc.
— In-kind contributions from major teams (board advertising, tickets for promotion)
Required from Major participants ( Sabercats, T’birds, Canucks, Winterhawks, Americans, Cougars, etc.)
— board & program advertising
— access to press/photo time with team
— cooperation and interaction with art/marketing departments
— consulation of needs (broadcast streaming, ticket selling schemes)