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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Customer Appreciation Day at Tseshaht Market!

COOL PRIZE that you could win just by coming out to the Tseshaht Market Customer Appreciation Day TODAY!

The draw is just before 3pm...lots of PEAK stuff to be given away as well just for coming out!

Daisy the Island Farms cow is here, traditional West Coast Sockeye BBQ, (free, now that is how you appreciate your customers) a Zorb Ball, Bouncy Castle and Slide, First Nations Fashion Show at 1:30...and last but not least come check out the ongoing expansion of the Market with exciting things happening for the community in the fall!


Tseshaht Market Customer Appreciation Days...

COOL PRIZE that you could win just by coming out to the Taeahaht Market Customer Appreciation Day TODAY!

The draw is just before 3pm...lots of PEAK stuff to be given away as well just for coming out!

Daisy the Island Farms cow is here, traditional West Coast Sockeye BBQ, (free, now that is how you appreciate your customers) a Zorb Ball, Bouncy Castle and Slide, First Nations Fashion Show at 1:30...and last but not least come check out the ongoing expansion of the Market with exciting things happening for the community in the fall!


Friday, July 27, 2012

RBK/CCM giving gear to kids, Tseshaht Market tomorrow!

Cool story here for the Vancouver-area readers. Good on ya CCM/RBK, as any parent knows (my parents still haven't forgiven me for being a goalie) hockey gear can get pricey when you are outfitting a family!


On Saturday, July 28th, the first annual CCM Skills Camp will be making its fourth of eight stops at Surrey, British Columbia’s Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre to display the best of the best in youth pee-wee hockey. The CCM Skills Camp is set to make stops around the United States and Canada in cities including Calgary, Boston, New York and Montreal and has already completed its first three camp stops in Toronto, Minneapolis, and Detroit.

In each city, 125 of the regions best and brightest in pee-wee hockey who were hand selected will participate in this professional-caliber, on-ice and off-ice hockey experience, all compliments of Reebok CCM Hockey. Top trainers and coaches from the Nadaeu/Leblanc Hockey School will be helping the youngsters hone their on-ice and off-ice skills and Reebok CCM Hockey will provide each player with a full set of Reebok CCM’s best new gear.

Who:      125 elite youth hockey players from both Canada and the US and CCM’s best hockey coaches and trainers, including; Alain Nadeau former Youth Development Trainer from the Montreal Canadiens and Founder of the Nadeau/Leblanc Hockey School, Joey Deliva, Head On-Ice Instructor at the Nadeau/Leblanc Hockey School, Patrick Laurin, On-Ice Instructor at the Nadeau/Leblanc Hockey School, Scott Bailey, Head Strength and Condition Trainer at the Nadeau/Leblanc Hockey School , Marijn Den Dulk, current Assistant Captain of the Amsterdam Capitols and Lead Instructor at the Nadeau/Leblanc Hockey School, and Yves √Čthier, Nutrition, psychology and lifestyle consultant who has worked as a trainer for the Canadian short track speed skating team, a consultant for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and a consultant with the Cataractes de Shawinigan junior team for the 2012 Memorial Cup

What:     CCM Skills Camp

Where:  Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre
                16555 Fraser Highway
Surrey, BC, V4N 0E9
(604) 760-5030

When:    Saturday, July 28th – Sunday, July 29th
Time: 8am – 3pm 

Don't forget I will be out with the 93.3 The Peak crew tomorrow at the Tseshaht Market's Customer Appreciation Day! We will be there from 11am to 3pm...some of the details, if you missed them yesterday...they will have the famous salmon BBQ, a fashion show, entertainment for the whole family, as well as an inflatable slide and the Zorb ball. Daisy the Island Farms Cow will also be on-site!

That's it for now!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

FOOTBALL?! Hockey news, Outdoor Movie tonight, THE PEAK at DQ today, Tseshaht Market Saturday

Another glorious day in the Valley today! Here we go....

The V.I. Raiders 5 day main camp comes to Port Alberni today. Get down to Bob Dailey Stadium to check out all the action as the players trying their best to make the squad.

Read more from the Nanaimo News Bulletin by clicking HERE

Congrats to AVMHA product Eddie Dyson, who recently signed with the Surrey Eagles. Dyson was with the NAHL's Dawson Creek Rage who ceased operations at the end of last season. I actually have a stick of Eddie's on my Manroom wall from when I threw the pads on a couple years back and needed to borrow a right handed stick. Yes, Eddie has always had a place in my heart since Bulldogs Main or Spring Camp a couple years back when he was on my team. Goalies are a rare enough breed, southpaw goalies are even more rare! Too bad Eddie couldn't get a chance to wear the Bulldog colours...I mentioned his name a time or two over the last 2 or 3 years. The Bulldogs have a busy crease at the moment with three goalies in Matt Larose, Jay Deo and Brad Rebagliati...three is definitely a crowd, four is nuts! Best of luck to Eddie, just not against the Dogs!

More from Scott McKenzie in the AV Times here -

Click the image to enlarge - this one sounds fun, and it sounds like an incredible night for it tonight!

Don't forget it's DQ Miracle Treat Day today! Purchase any sized Blizzard and DQ will donate $1.00 or more to the Children's Miracle Network! 93.3 The Peak FM Cruiser guy Brendan will be there, possibly giving away some FREE STUFF!
I will be LIVE ON LOCATION for 93.3 The Peak FM at the Tseshaht Market from 11am to 3pm for their "Customer Appreciation Day" so please try to make a trip out or make it a point to stop on your way to or from the lake or the coast to say hello! Some details...they will have the famous salmon BBQ, a fashion show, entertainment for the whole family, as well as an inflatable slide and the Zorb ball. Daisy the Island Farms Cow will also be on-site!

That's it for now! Maybe something later, maybe a pic or two from the Alberni Golf Club's Men's Night tonight - get signed up if you haven't already by calling 250-723-5422


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Deo/Gosselin Interviews, Golf update, Junior Prep Camp continues, local sports update,

First things first - apologies for the lull in posts. It's been a busy summer and especially busy lately with some days off out of town for my brother in law's wedding!

Bruce came in for the Alberni Golf Club Men's Club Update today and I said "I need to do a much overdue blog update" "YAH NO KIDDING" was reply! Sorry I've been busy...and it's summer! Just too many things going on that see me never sit down at thee ole' computer!

Here's our crew in our best finery from the wedding!
Back to work - by request by several blog readers here are the most recent Bulldog Recruit Interviews from the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show....

Click to listen to the Jay Deo interview HERE
Click to listen to the Kurtis Gosselin interview HERE

It's Men's Night tomorrow night at the Alberni Golf Club! Great prizes, great dinner, great fun! Call the Pro Shop at 250-723-5422 to get entered!

Taking a vote here - who has better form? Yours truly (top) or Bulldogs Assistant Coach Adam Hayduk (bottom) In the end the picture doesn't tell the story, Adam's ball is going to slice where I guarantee mine is down the middle!  Who cares if it's the middle of the wrong fairway!
See Bruce in the Pro Shop for a couple cool items that I just had to take a picture to "blog it" as the boys say....the Bubba Watson special limited edition PINK PING driver, and my personal favorite, the Stewie Griffin headcover!
I will have one of each please!

Here's the Alberni Golf Club Men's Club Update courtesy Gerry Fagan...thanks as always Gerry!

50 golfers played in the Dairy Queen two man Iron Man on Sunday July 22.  Craig Acland and Keith Gauthier posted first low gross.  Sam Parhar and Brett Parhar were second followed by Preban Rasmussen and Dennis Debolt.  First low net were Kevin Carlton and Mark Anderson followed by Jim Lawler and Frank Hastings, Jacques Giovetti and John Jones, George DeFrane and Paul Saulnier, Jim Rhodes and Ron Barker.

On #2 Craig Acland was closest to the pin.  Art Fowler collected $33 for his closest to the pin shot on #4.  Sam Parhar scored closest to the pin on #13 and Ken Fong was closest on #17.  On #6 Keith Gauthier put his second shot closest to the pin.  The Westwind Pub put up a gift certificate for the long drive on #5 and Ken Fong walked off with that prize.

No winner on the hidden hole this week so $296 will be up for grabs next Sunday.

On Thursday Gene Kimoto aced #13.  Way to go Gene!

Next Sunday is the Van Isle Ford Scramble.  The computer will pick 4 man teams for a shotgun start at 8AM sharp.  Please enter with your handicap in the Pro Shop.  There will be pari-mutual betting available.

The Junior Prep Camp continues at the Multplex - Thanks to Doug Lindores for sending this note along...

HI Evan   
Today for all of the groups - Bantams, Midgets and Major Midget Junior divisions it is fitness day plus practice and game day.

There are this week 130 plus boys in camp

They all will be doing a fit test under the guidance of Pro 4 sports and Jeff Compton

The groups also have a one and a half hour practise schedule    and today each team has a game.

Also the goaltenders get special traing with the goaltender group led by Brady Johnson and his team of six other coaches.   Harrisson May former goaltender with the Dogs is working with goalies.  Harrison is attending the University of Ottawa.

Goaltenders have two sessions this evening at 7pm and 9pm

The Junior major midget group plays at 4:30 today on one sheet and the midget groups play at 2:30 and 4:30. The Bantams are sometime around 3pm. 

Lots happening for the kids, the usual day is two dry lands and two ice schedules of one and a half hours each

The above schedule is true for Friday with Thursday seeing all groups having two ice sessions and two drylands   video and lectures by various Junior coaches

Mike Johnson of the Portland Winter Hawks is leading this week   Feature  coaches from the BCHL   are Mike Olson - Nanaimo, Jim Babcock - Surrey, Dave Johnston Jim Ingram - Cowichan Valley, Geoff Grimwood Powell River and now also Victoria Royals, Rick Schievink - Alberni, Troy Mick - Salmon Arm, Kevin Hasselberg - North Battleford Stars

Hope this helps Hammer and makes some sense

Nice to see Kevin back in town!

Here's a video that shows what the camp is about.

FINALLY - A couple quick Rugby hits here...thanks to Randy for sending the info along!

Kate Schievink of the ADSS Ladies High School Provincial Champions just came back from the BC summer games and won bronze with the U-17 girls island team. She had a great time and experience and learned a lot about 7s. This was Kate’s first experience at the 7s game and she looks forward to helping Ryan Hall get a girls 7s team started at the high school next year. Over the tourney she gained more playing time and in the bronze medal game earned a starting position and played the entire match. Congratulations!


 Congratulations to Luke Bradley who on the heels of a trip to England with Canada U17 used a trip to the Provincial Region Competition with the Island Tsuanmi U17 to get noticed by the selection committee of Team BC.  He completed a training camp this past week and was selected to attend the National Tournament.  The competition was stiff and he was able to endure. 


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jay Deo on THE PEAK today, Mira Laurence chirps me on CTV News...

 Catch one of the newest additions to the Bulldogs on the 93.3 The Peak FM Morning Show today as 1992 born goalie Jay Deo will join me just after 8:10am!

If you missed it on the CTV News last night, Mira Laurence gave me the gears a little bit during the sports....although it was very nice to hear such great comments about the Alberni Valley and the Cherry Creek Golf Club. I was VERY NICE to Mira on the Morning Show yesterday and here on the blog...the gloves are off now, so be sure to tune in today! 

Lets just say I need a 45 gallon drum of Robaxacet, because my BACK is still sore from CARRYING THE TEAM on Saturday!

If you missed it, catch the clip below. Fast Forward to the 5:45 mark...

Good stuff! 

Sounds like a media challenge between Mira and I, benefiting charity maybe?

I do have my brand new Cobra clubs...which means I'm already about 90% better without even doing anything! Maybe I can get Rickie Fowler to help me out with some tips?

Plus, after seeing Mira hit it on Saturday, I'm confident I could almost play like Tin Cup - shovel, rake, hoe, baseball bat - and I would still come out on top!

Really talkin' the trash now!


Monday, July 09, 2012

Congrats U16 Bantam Blazers - Provincial Champs, THANKS Charity Golf Classic, Cobra/Puma Golf, Bruce MacDonald, Van Isle Ford!

HUGE CONGRATS to the Bantam Blazers U16 Fastpitch team, PROVINCIAL CHAMPS! Here's the note that was sent in to THE PEAK today....way to go girls!

The Alberni valley Blazers played nine games over the weekend. They went 8-1 including winning in the medal round 7-4 against the Abbotsford 96ers. 
Every girl contributed to the wins, they were all mvp's in their coaches minds. 
Coaches Shannon Charlesworth, Liz Shoot, Tony shoot and Richard steed would like to thank all the sponsors, parents and the Alberni Valley Softball Association for their dedication to this weekends event
That's Canucks Broadcaster Joey Kenward in the top photo, handing the MC duties at the Alberni Valley Charity Classic at the Alberni Golf Club.

What a great time for everyone involved, what a great day for the charities that benefit from everyone's generosity - over HALF A MILLION dollars raised by this tournament now, which is just plain incredible...and yes, it was quite the night for me as I was lucky enough to WIN A BRAND NEW SET OF GOLF CLUBS!

The "Dream Team" as we dubbed it - Richard Skinner, yours truly, Matt Fogarty and Stu Crouse from Island Radio, plus Mira Laurence from CTV Vancouver Island, PLUS the Michelob girls.

We played poorly for the most part, but we each had a shot or two that made the rest of the team cheer, which is what it's all about in a fun tournament like this. Mira made several long putts...I didn't drive for show as much as she putted for dough, but who cares, we had a blast!

The REAL magic happened on the 13th hole, the "Beat the Car Dealer" Van Isle Ford hole.

That's owner Will Pullford in the picture above...don't let the good form and direction of the ball fool you as that baby is about to fade to the right rough...I would like to say SLICE but that wouldn't be fair to Will!

Here's how it worked on this hole - everyone that played in the tournament got one entry on a new set of Cobra Ricky Fowler Golf Clubs. Anyone who elected to try and "Beat the Car Dealer" (as opposed to "Beat the Pros" on the other Par 3's with Bruce and Brian) would make a donation to the Charity Classic that would give them a SECOND entry into the draw for the clubs, PLUS, if your shot was better than Will's was he would DOUBLE your donation to the charity.

Needless to say I'm pretty happy I elected to beat Will, as at the end of the night I was the STUNNED WINNER of the new clubs! Here's what my little guy Griffin thinks of them....

Above - Gerry Fagan from the Alberni Valley Charity Classic presents 93.3 The Peak FM Operations/Sales Manager David Wiwchar with a plaque recognizing all the station does for the tournament

Huge thanks to Bruce MacDonald, Will Pullford and Cobra/Puma Golf for giving everyone the chance to win...and a huge thanks to Island Radio/93.3 The Peak FM and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group for supporting the tournament and being so involved that some of us get the opportunity to play in this outstanding event! Last but not least thanks to the members of the Organizing Committee and the Event Sponsors...nothing would happen without you gals and gals giving your time, money, blood/sweat/tears all year long!

Anyone want to go golfing now?! haha!


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Goodbye Berkie, Hello Deo, Demerais to Oceanside...

A series of recent moves by the Bulldogs has seen Tyler Berkholtz head to the Trail Smoke Eaters and 92 born goalie Jay Deo join the Dog Pound crew. For more details, read up on the Bulldogs website HERE

I say it all the time when it comes to's always very tough to see these kids go. Especially when it's a kid like Tyler that you have known for three years. You work hand in hand with them almost day in and day out over the course of a year, you spend long hours on the bus, on the ferry, at the hotel, at the radio station, the list goes on!

Good luck "Berkie" I will miss ya bud...and if any of the Trail Smoke Eater players are reading this - ask Berkie about the time I dusted him in NHL12! HA!

Huge congrats to Port Alberni Native Brent Demerais, as he has been named the new Head Coach of the Oceanside Generals! Read more from AVMHA's website here

Brent has moved a tonne of players to the next level, so here's hoping he can move some great players back to the Dog Pound!

That's it for now!