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Old 05-20-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
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My mother grew up in orillia and actually met Gordon Lightfoot several times. I myself love orillia and visit my grandparents who live there frequently. Has anyone here ever been to or lived in Orillia? tell me about it.
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Old 05-20-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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My mother grew up in orillia and actually met Gordon Lightfoot several times. I myself love orillia and visit my grandparents who live there frequently. Has anyone here ever been to or lived in Orillia? tell me about it.
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Old 05-20-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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Been to Orillia many times. I live about 75 minutes south in Whitby. I saw Lightfoot there at Mariposa in 2000.
It's a beautiful part of Ontario and a charming little town.
Orillia has Leacock and Lightfoot. Whitby has NHL players...Foote, Nieuwendyk, Primeau Brothers, Whitby Dunlops, Roberts....
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Old 05-20-2004, 05:23 PM   #4
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Been to Orillia many times. I live about 75 minutes south in Whitby. I saw Lightfoot there at Mariposa in 2000.
It's a beautiful part of Ontario and a charming little town.
Orillia has Leacock and Lightfoot. Whitby has NHL players...Foote, Nieuwendyk, Primeau Brothers, Whitby Dunlops, Roberts....
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Old 05-21-2004, 01:45 AM   #5
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Not from or been there but I am from the Erie,Pennsylvania area. I sometimes think myself Canadian! How many miles is Erie from Orillia?

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Old 05-21-2004, 04:07 AM   #6
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I must be really loosing it - I could have sworn when I read this thread earlier, before Char replied, that there were responses from Brink and DMD3 - Brink saying that she was there for Gord's last concert and since the second one didn't happen due to his illness, there was plenty of time to see the sights and DMD3 saying that he was pretty sure he wouldn't get there because it's so far away. Did I really dream these replies!?!?!

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Old 05-21-2004, 05:33 AM   #7
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quote:Originally posted by Erin:
My mother grew up in orillia and actually met Gordon Lightfoot several times. I myself love orillia and visit my grandparents who live there frequently. Has anyone here ever been to or lived in Orillia? tell me about it.

Erin, I've been there a few times. Once back in the 70s and again more recently.
I was there once with Char and we had a great time 'tracking' Lightfoot haunts. I love Orillia. Its a pretty town and I have always found the residents to be friendly.
And they are in the main extremely proud of Gord and willing to share their Gordie moments with a visitor.
Orillia should be a 'must see' for all Lightfoot followers.
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Old 05-21-2004, 06:33 AM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by Janice:
I must be really loosing it - I could have sworn when I read this thread earlier, before Char replied, that there were responses from Brink and DMD3 - Brink saying that she was there for Gord's last concert and since the second one didn't happen due to his illness, there was plenty of time to see the sights and DMD3 saying that he was pretty sure he wouldn't get there because it's so far away. Did I really dream these replies!?!?!



Cue theme to Twilight Zone.... Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo, look in small talk, doo doo doo doo...

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Old 05-21-2004, 07:20 AM   #9
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Janice,

This topic was posted twice, once over in the 'smalltalk section', that's where the other replies are. But you may actually be losing it, LOL.

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Old 05-21-2004, 07:40 AM   #10
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Janice - i thought that too-but then checked Small Talk - I thought I was having a minor stroke or something...
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Old 05-21-2004, 07:40 AM   #11
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Janice - i thought that too-but then checked Small Talk - I thought I was having a minor stroke or something...
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Old 05-21-2004, 05:35 PM   #12
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Whenever people call the national call center for Best Western that I work at, and ask for Orillia, I always mention that it's the hometown of Gord. However, most people go to Orillia for the Casino Rama that's there.
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Whenever people call the national call center for Best Western that I work at, and ask for Orillia, I always mention that it's the hometown of Gord. However, most people go to Orillia for the Casino Rama that's there.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:08 PM   #14
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quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
Cue theme to Twilight Zone.... Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo, look in small talk, doo doo doo doo...

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Cathy & Bill - thank you so much for clearing that up for me! Yeah, Bill, the jury is still out on whether or not I'm actually loosing it Cathy, the Twilight Zone theme definitely would have been the perfect background music to that moment when I read the thread in this area! It was very strange.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:30 PM   #15
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I just got home and read the post in small talk and then this one. Janice I laughed so hard when I read your post. My cheeks actually hurt. I have done the same thing from time to time. Thank you for a much needed chuckle, I did a double take when I went from small talk to this forum and saw Orillia thought I clicked on small talk again.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:30 PM   #16
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I just got home and read the post in small talk and then this one. Janice I laughed so hard when I read your post. My cheeks actually hurt. I have done the same thing from time to time. Thank you for a much needed chuckle, I did a double take when I went from small talk to this forum and saw Orillia thought I clicked on small talk again.
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Old 05-22-2004, 01:13 PM   #17
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There is a great site called, Gordon Lightfoot - BBC Archives. There is a great interview where he speaks of Orillia. There are some awsome taped shows he did, interviews, etc. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-22-2004, 01:13 PM   #18
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There is a great site called, Gordon Lightfoot - BBC Archives. There is a great interview where he speaks of Orillia. There are some awsome taped shows he did, interviews, etc. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-22-2004, 02:27 PM   #19
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quote:Originally posted by searam:
There is a great site called, Gordon Lightfoot - BBC Archives. There is a great interview where he speaks of Orillia. There are some awsome taped shows he did, interviews, etc. Hope that helps.
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Oops Sean you are letting your enthousism for all things Brit get the better of you!!
I feel sure you made a little typo there as the wondeful "Archive" site as previously highlighted on this board is a Canadian thing on the CBC site. Nevertheless the BBC site does have some references to Gord. I need to update their two relevant discussion groups so will do some checks and report back



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quote:Originally posted by searam:
There is a great site called, Gordon Lightfoot - BBC Archives. There is a great interview where he speaks of Orillia. There are some awsome taped shows he did, interviews, etc. Hope that helps.
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Oops Sean you are letting your enthousism for all things Brit get the better of you!!
I feel sure you made a little typo there as the wondeful "Archive" site as previously highlighted on this board is a Canadian thing on the CBC site. Nevertheless the BBC site does have some references to Gord. I need to update their two relevant discussion groups so will do some checks and report back



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Old 05-22-2004, 02:43 PM   #21
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quote:Originally posted by brink:
I just got home and read the post in small talk and then this one. Janice I laughed so hard when I read your post. My cheeks actually hurt. I have done the same thing from time to time. Thank you for a much needed chuckle, I did a double take when I went from small talk to this forum and saw Orillia thought I clicked on small talk again.

That's ok, Brink. Looking back on it, I get a pretty good laugh, myself. Glad to share it
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O.K., I admit I am a Brit at heart (and anscestory,too). I stand corrected - it is CBC, not BBC.
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O.K., I admit I am a Brit at heart (and anscestory,too). I stand corrected - it is CBC, not BBC.
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Thanks Janice! I had hoped you wouldn't take that the wrong way and be offended.
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Thanks Janice! I had hoped you wouldn't take that the wrong way and be offended.
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