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Old 10-10-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Happy Turkey Day (a little in advance) to all of our wonderful neighbours to the North! Gobble 'til you wobble!

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Thanks SherylKat, very nice of you. "OKTOBERFEST" Weekend, in Kitchener Ontario CANADA !
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What do you guys do on Thanksgiving, besides eat ? Are there hockey games televised ? In the U.S., a couple of football games are shown.

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Old 10-10-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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right now i'm watching philly/la game.
last night i watched MLB baseball and leafs hockey-they were in detroit for first game of the season playing last years stanley cup champs..and they won!
there's NFL and CFL football, basketball, golf..we get all the TV stations available!

tomorrow night i'll watch Hockey Night in Canada .. hockey isn't a sport for Canucks .. it's a religion..

I will be cooking thanksgiving dinner tomorrow for my daughter, son, his g.f. and my mum. Turkey and pork roast on the barbeque..

the weather here in toronto has been glorious. temps are above normal (70F), actually last night at 8 p.m. it was the warmest temp all day! skies are blue..leaves are changing..

Thanksgiving in Canada is held to give thanks for the harvest:
http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbie...giving/canada/
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that's nice of you, sherykat

jjo, to this day i am still recovering from a string of oktoberfests (too much beer and not enough food, my mistake) from my years at waterloo...it affected my studies badly, lol

rm, no real marathons of sports coverage, the wives wouldnt stand for it

but tonight it's the Argos and then a few more Sunday aft
http://cfl.ca/

and as char says, HNIC saturday night, montreal at toronto, that's it

it will be horseshoes and croquet here tomorrow with extended family

cheers all
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right now i'm watching philly/la game.
last night i watched MLB baseball and leafs hockey-they were in detroit for first game of the season playing last years stanley cup champs..and they won!
there's NFL and CFL football, basketball, golf..we get all the TV stations available!

tomorrow night i'll watch Hockey Night in Canada .. hockey isn't a sport for Canucks .. it's a religion..

I will be cooking thanksgiving dinner tomorrow for my daughter, son, his g.f. and my mum. Turkey and pork roast on the barbeque..

the weather here in toronto has been glorious. temps are above normal (70F), actually last night at 8 p.m. it was the warmest temp all day! skies are blue..leaves are changing..

Thanksgiving in Canada is held to give thanks for the harvest:
http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbie...giving/canada/
Did you see Matt Stairs he almost batted, tonight... lol ! On deck, but they got the 3 outs...

I agree Char Hockey is a religion...Tomorrow night in Toronto, The Habs!!! Should be a great one !!!

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Old 10-10-2008, 08:31 PM   #7
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jjo, to this day i am still recovering from a string of oktoberfests (too much beer and not enough food, my mistake) from my years at waterloo...it affected my studies badly, lol
I can certainly understand that jj...

My first time in Kitchener was an Oktoberfest weekend {1973}. I was only 17 soon to be 18. Fell in love with the city of Kitchener. How time goes by quickly...


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it will be horseshoes and croquet here tomorrow with extended family
Oh dear.......I'm having more horrible sports/games flashbacks.....

Bless you all, and enjoy the harvest.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:05 PM   #9
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I too attended a couple of Oktoberfests LONG LONG time ago in Waterloo/Kitchener area..at least I think I did..
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Thanks SherylKat, very nice of you. "OKTOBERFEST" Weekend, in Kitchener Ontario CANADA !
Say hey, J.J.! Raise one for me - I'm a Kraut, both sides! Wiedersehen - SherylKat
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Did you see Matt Stairs he almost batted, tonight... lol ! On deck, but they got the 3 outs...

I agree Char Hockey is a religion...Tomorrow night in Toronto, The Habs!!! Should be a great one !!!
Translation, pleasse. I'm just a neophyte in the Hockey religion - what's a "Hab"? LOL

I was telling Char that Dish here in the States is advertising NHL games (for a price, of course) by saying something to the effect of, "Just because your town doesn't have a hockey team doesn't mean you don't have a hockey team - root for your favorite team." Okay, I'll adopt the Leafs - hey, I'm "knowledgeable" for a Californian - I even know what "icing the puck" means (stop laughing - ) and love the movie "Slap Shot"! And, I used to sleep in a Leafs shirt! Char has had to translate a couple of phrases for me - I think one was a butterfly play or something like that...I'll have to begin my studies in earnest now...

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Old 10-10-2008, 09:40 PM   #12
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[quote=jj;143647]that's nice of you, sherykat

jjo, to this day i am still recovering from a string of oktoberfests (too much beer and not enough food, my mistake) from my years at waterloo...it affected my studies badly, lol

rm, no real marathons of sports coverage, the wives wouldnt stand for it

but tonight it's the Argos and then a few more Sunday aft
http://cfl.ca/

and as char says, HNIC saturday night, montreal at toronto, that's it

it will be horseshoes and croquet here tomorrow with extended family.

Hi -

OOH, even I know about the rivalry between Toronto and Montreal - hopefully I'll be able to cheer for the Leafs! If they don't broadcast it here, I'll try to keep up to date via computer - what did we ever do without computers? SherylKat
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:53 PM   #13
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hab - i think it means pea soup in French, jessi can translate

if you mean the butterfly flop, tony esposito made that famous (most other guys of that era stood up straight, giacomin, plante, dryden)...anyhow, the goalie drops to his knees while spreading his pads like a butterfly does it's wings, making it hard to score without raising the puck (up into the top shelf of the net, where they keep the peanut butter...char can explain further)

rm, the cfl is where short qbs go (ones who can't see over nfl center's butts)...doug flutie, warren moon, etc made good here...i remember seeing theisman playing for toronto back in 1971...kicker, mike vanderjagt is back with cfl again...he lives closeby, he has large upright and a large net on his huge side lawn...anyhow, the western conf dominates the east except for montreal lately...we only get 3 down so there is a lot of passing and a lot of punt and field goal returns...the talent is better is the nfl but cfl rules are more fun (no fair catch) and the field is a larger size that allows for more zaniness...each team has to field so many canucks who are usually big white guys who never learned to skate...thx for the wishes, eh


btw, our equalalent of a football bonanza weekend is perhaps our 'hockey day in canada' where CBC picks a small hockey town and does documentaries on amatuer hockey development and shows the canadian team matchups from about 1pm to 12 midnight...the wives usually go shopping or something equally exciting but some woman are rabid fans and some men are just mild fans (they are the ones who can affford the corporate boxes and lower section seats...actuallly, most of us cannot even afford the nose bleeds)

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Old 10-10-2008, 10:02 PM   #14
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you might be able to listen on the radio:
Leafs website:
http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/

radio: (tomorrow nite at 7 p.m.
that's Leafs Nation time here in Gordtown..
http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/team/app/?...&id=2008020016

Les Hab is short for Les Habitants...another name for the Montreal Canadiens - note the 'e' in Canadien.. that's the French spelling and it is also used in English when referring to them)

Habitants is the name used to refer to both the French settlers and the inhabitants of French origin who farmed the land along the two shores of the St. Lawrence Gulf and River in what is the present-day Province of Quebec in Canada. The term was used by the inhabitants themselves and the other classes of French Canadian society from the 17th century up until the early 20th century when the usage of the word declined in favor of the more modern agriculteur (farmer) or producteur agricole (agricultural producer). The habitants live on the seigneur's property paying him with food as rent.

Unwilling to accept subordination to anyone but the Governor of New France himself, the inhabitants refused to be called censitaire, a designation they judged equivalent to paysan, who were the servile peasants in France's feudal system.

After the Canadian Confederation in 1867, the seigneural system gradually ceased to exist. The industrialization of Quebec was another factor in the evolution of Quebec's working class, which eventually began migrating to cities like Montreal and Quebec.

The plural was spelled Habitans before the spelling reform and until the spelling reform was accepted in Quebec in the 19th century. The singular word Habitant stayed the same.

The name "Habs", from the French "Les Habitants", see below for explanation.. it is now used as a nickname for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team.

Habitants is the name used to refer to both the French settlers and the inhabitants of French origin who farmed the land along the two shores of the St. Lawrence Gulf and River in what is the present-day Province of Quebec in Canada. The term was used by the inhabitants themselves and the other classes of French Canadian society from the 17th century up until the early 20th century when the usage of the word declined in favor of the more modern agriculteur (farmer) or producteur agricole (agricultural producer). The habitants live on the seigneur's property paying him with food as rent.

Unwilling to accept subordination to anyone but the Governor of New France himself, the inhabitants refused to be called censitaire, a designation they judged equivalent to paysan, who were the servile peasants in France's feudal system.

After the Canadian Confederation in 1867, the seigneural system gradually ceased to exist. The industrialization of Quebec was another factor in the evolution of Quebec's working class, which eventually began migrating to cities like Montreal and Quebec.

The plural was spelled Habitans before the spelling reform and until the spelling reform was accepted in Quebec in the 19th century. The singular word Habitant stayed the same.

The name "Habs", from the French "Les Habitants", is now used as a nickname for the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:23 PM   #15
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you can believe char or you can believe me
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The name "Habs", from the French "Les Habitants", is now used as a nickname for the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team.
seriously, their logo is acknowledged as one of the finest (besides the original leaf one) in sport ...you can see the "H" inside the large "C"...this is one of our national film board's better shorts...a classic really...when we fans up here refer to the Rocket, we certainly don't mean Clemens


our $5 bill in part, pays (no pun unintended) homage to the story...i heard today our bill is only worth $4 US
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:36 AM   #17
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Thanks for that little cartoon jj.

I've seen this many times on TV in the past. But it has been a while.

Dont know why I never thought of looking for it on YOU TUBE, as there are many folks down here that I have mention this little classic french accent hockey cartoon, that have never seen it. I was waiting for it to be televised again so they could see it.

But now I will tell them there is this jj, {A great canuck} from somewhere in Ontario, that has found it on YOU TUBE.

JJ Im thanking you in advance for these folks that will have a look at it Im sure before this day is done...

It is really true you can find anything on YOU TUBE !
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hab - i think it means pea soup in French, jessi can translate... jj
lol ! Very funny jj, your right in a way but "No Cigars"


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Les Hab is short for Les Habitants...another name for the Montreal Canadiens - note the 'e' in Canadien.. that's the French spelling and it is also used in English when referring to them)...Char
There was also a discussion that the 'H' in the middle of the big 'C', stood for Canadiens Hockey !

But the true meaning of The Habs is exactly what Char posted...

I guess you cant teach her new things this moderator person... lol !

There was a discussion about it last winter in the intermission after first period of a Habs game, and from what I saw & heard this is the meaning of HABS... Very good CHar !


In french they called them "Le Tricolore", meaning 3 colors {Bleu, Blanc & ROUGE}... Dont tell me you knew this one as well Char !

Last night The Habs started their 100th season; in (Buffalo), because {DISNEY} had a show at The Bell Centre, in Montreal...

The NHL All Star game will be in Montreal this year, and they would like to win that Stanley Cup for their Centennial year. Same as in 1967 for EXPO 67. But Toronto Maple Leafs won it that year, and was their last Cup to this day ! CURSE ???

I get every Montreal Canadiens hockey game on RDS which is the french network for TSN and last night, they had the theme song for "Hockey Night In Canada" since the station belongs to CTV, who has you know bought the rights to that Classic hockey game theme song.


I hope this answers your question SherylKat... and here is the Montreal Canadiens Crest with the big C & H in the middle.






Have to go check out that little cartoon now.

Hey you guys (jj & Char) did you go check out the entire Steve Murphy interview w/ Stephane Dion. I saw it thursday night here on our news network CTV from Halifax.

It made You Tube and got quite a bit of talk.

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What do you guys do on Thanksgiving, besides eat ? Are there hockey games televised ? In the U.S., a couple of football games are shown.

Just curious.
Hockey,Turkey, Canadian Beer... get ready for Halloween, and what's coming ahead... "WINTER WONDERLAND"
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There was also a discussion that the 'H' in the middle of the big 'C', stood for Canadiens Hockey !
oh, the same way that B stands for Baseball in the old Expo logo? (ie. Expos League Baseball)

http://static.baseballtoaster.com/bl...ee_80_1080.jpg


well, i would say i'm far more wrong than right on this one but it's always a good discussion

http://www.canada-city.ca/canada-hoc...p?messageid=33

what i learned in snooping around the net was that the older logo (with the A inside the C) stood for Athletic club

i forgot this was a Thanksgiving thread....I would like give thanks that I am not a Habs fan

i was also seeking The Sweater for years (usually only caught it unexpectedly on TVOntario, back when I watched tv on rabbit ears, it was the clearest station next to CBC) and so I started subscribing to National Film Board catalogue when I found out they were releasing stuff ...I was excited when I ordered the VHS about 10 years ago for my eldest nephew...I think he thought it was quite weird, lol...besides CBC archives, I don't think you will find anything more Canadian than at the NFB archives...some stuff is actually even too Canadian for me, lol ...eg) the NWT stuff

http://www.nfb.ca/collection/films/fiche/?id=13316
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When I was a little kid my household allegiance (via my parents) was for le tricolore so I'm very aware of that name as well. Jean Beliveau was 'it' at my house. I met him about 15 years ago and my goodness what a lovely, handsome, gentleman..a true class act as he always was.
And the baseball allegiance was to The Yankees..(saw 3 games at Yankee Stadium back in late 60's I think)
Golf was Arnold and Jack..
CFL Football was Argos
NFL - Joe Namath..
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The Sweater - a short movie at: (10 minutes)
http://www.nfb.ca/animation/objanim/...eldon&id=13316

it begins: ": "two events were mandatory - the mass on sunday and the saturday night hockey game.." Maurice Richard was 'it' for the hockey mad French Canadians.

from wiki:
The story is widely considered an allegory for the linguistic and cultural tensions between anglophone and francophone Canadians, and an essential classic of Canadian literature. An excerpt from the story is now also commemorated in both official languages of Canada on the back of the Canadian five-dollar bill.

pic of author in his Leafs jersey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hockey_Sweater
"The Hockey Sweater" is based on the real experience of Carrier growing up in an isolated part of Quebec in the 1940s. He, like all boys his age, was a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens and their star player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard.

When Carrier's Montreal Canadiens hockey sweater wears out, his mother writes to Eaton's to order a new one. Unfortunately, the company sends a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater, the Canadiens' bitter rivals. A loyal fan of The Canadiens, Carrier protests having to wear the new sweater. But his mother refuses to let her son wear the old worn out sweater and, apparently unaware of the business's traditional policy they advertised, "Goods satisfactory, or money refunded", insists that if they were to return the sweater it may offend Mr. Eaton, himself a Leafs fan. As a result, young Carrier is forced to wear the Leafs sweater to his hockey game, feeling humiliated before the other players on the ice, each proudly wearing Canadiens sweaters.
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And then he went to church and prayed that Moths eat The Sweater... which happened, and Maurice "The Pocket Rocket Richard" shook the little boys hand.

But was it all a dream ???

Great little short film...
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Jean Belliveau is indeed a classy guy, as is The Montreal Canadiens Organization...

Jean Belliveau #4 was my favorite hockey player when I was in the little grades. Then I remember liking Jacques Lemaire #25... aso...

Anyway this was a Thanksgiving Thread >>>
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Happy Thanksgiving !!! Happy hockey season tooooooo!!!! omg I wish I had time to make some homemade pea soup!!!
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JJ - this logo looks a lot like MY Cubbies logo - my grandpa played catcher with the Cubs farm team. Joke in our family was that my grandfather didn't die of a clot in his heart but from listening to the Cubs on the radio for 20 some odd years! Two days ago I saw a guy at the store with a t-shirt that said "1908 - Well, Maybe Next Year!" I so cracked up! I said, "Cubs fan"? He smiled and shook his head. (I thought it was 1948 they last one but hey 08 or 48, doesn't make much difference!

Since my "family's university" is Purdue, and live in Sacramento, home of the Sacramento Kings basketball team, I'm used to rooting for LOSING TEAMS! I've told Char I think I'm bad luck, so maybe I SHOULD root for the Canadiens! That way, the Leafs would have a fighting chance!

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