Jan 302018
 
Gingerbread 2017: Hotel Europe

In 2009, I received The Gingerbread Architect as a gift. It’s a great book, and it comes with recipes and ingredients for 12 different gingerbread masterpieces. Since then I’ve made a number of gingerbread houses, including 2011’s Urban Brownstone, the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in 2012, and the Stewart Farmhouse in 2016. This year, for the third time, I […]

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Feb 022017
 
Canucks Top 5 Surprises This Season

Bo Horvat started this season as the 3rd line centre behind Henrik Sedin and Brandon Sutter. Despite ranking 5th in TOI/GP for forwards this season, and with very little time on the power play, Horvat is leading the team this season in goals and points. He has been a professional through everything this season – good or […]

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Jan 082017
 
Gingerbread 2016: Stewart Farmhouse

In 2009, I received The Gingerbread Architect as a gift. It’s a great book, and it comes with recipes and ingredients for 12 different gingerbread masterpieces. Since then I’ve made a number of gingerbread houses, including 2011’s Urban Brownstone, and the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in 2012. This year, for the second time, I decided to make my own […]

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Oct 112016
 
The Canucks Preview for the Casual Fan

As the success of the Canucks comes and goes, so do the fans. For the casual fan that’s still on board, you may not recognize the team, and for good reason. Initially billed as a retooling, this is a full rebuild. Remember the 2011 run to the Stanley Cup final? Only 6 of those Canucks […]

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Oct 292015
 
What To Expect When You're Expecting Hockey

A coworker asked me today if this will be a good year for the Canucks. I didn’t have a simple answer for him. Predicting this year’s Canucks is akin to predicting the behavior of children. As a parent, sometimes you’re shocked at your kid’s actions. Sometimes, you swell with pride. And other times you are […]

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Jul 292015
 
White Rock U9 Tadpole All-Stars – Andrews Invitational Tournament Champs

The 2015 White Rock U9 Tadpole All-Stars won the Andrews Invitational championship, going a perfect 15-0 in tournament play this summer. For these kids, this is the first season where they pitch to batters, and hit from other pitchers. Andrews Invitational Tournament Recap Game 1 featured great hitting throughout the lineup and some solid defense. Vasya […]

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Jul 152015
 
White Rock U9 Tadpole All-Stars - Ridge Meadows Tournament Champs

Last weekend, the White Rock U9 Tadpole All-Stars played in the Rupert Reed Invitational Tournament in Ridge Meadows. The boys went undefeated, posting a 5-0 record on their way to the tournament championship. At this age group, pitchers are only allowed to pitch one inning per game. A deep pitching rotation and solid bullpen are the hallmarks of this […]

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