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February 8, 2008

Hockey Day in Winkler!
Here are a few hockey pictures that I promised. I am a very proud hockey mom and this weekend is an extra specail one here in Winkler! We are hosting Hockey Day in Canada, with all the celebraties and tons of excittment. The top picture is our son, this is his first year in Hockey and they got to play during the intermission of the kick off game, featuring two local teams in the SEMHL.

No I did not take the next picture…this was emailed to all of the minor hockey parents. Don is wearing our local MJHL Winkler Flyers Jersey and Ron is wearing the official Hockey day in Canada T-shirt.

Next Picture is a very important one to our community. Dustin Penner #27 of the Edmonton Oilers is our Home town boy and they had a special ceremony in his Honor at yesterdays game, and he dropped the cerimonal puck and they raised his High school Jersey. My Brother is the announcer at the hockey games and yesterday was no exception so my kids being BIG Edmonton Oilers fans they brought their mini sticks and Uncle Cal got Dustin to Autograph them for his favorite niece and nephew. Yes I belong to a Hockey family and it seams my kids are going in that direction too!

My husband has played his share of hockey and on Saturday evening He will be participating too! He has been invited to play with the Flyers Alumni vs. Winnipeg Jets Alumni. I am sure I will get a few more pictures then!

Some of the celebrities include Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, Cassie Campbell, Wendall Clark, Kelly Hrudey, Scott Morrison and of course the Stanley Cup. This is the second time the Stanley Cup has been in Winkler. Before Dustin was an Edminton Oiler he was on the Anhiem Ducks who won the Stanley Cup, So Dustin got to have the cup for 24 hours and he brought it home to Winkler.

You can go to www.hockeydayinwinkler.com for more stuff about our big day.

Oh and when you drive up to the Winkler Arena, you will be greated by two 10 foot snow sculptures made by a local artist – 2 hockey players facing off.

Well if you are wondering what we are up to this weekend…we will be at the
Winkler arena!

~cori


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