The Canadian Way
Canadian Forces member found dead in Afghanistan (25 June 2011)

Master Corporal Francis Roy was found dead from non-combat related wounds at approximately 0600hrs Kandahar Time on 25 June 2011 at a coalition Forward Operating Base in Kandahar City.

A Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of this incident. 

Roy, 32, was a native of Rimouski, QC, was a member of the Canadian Forces for 9 years. Initially, he was an infantry soldier with the 
Royal 22e Régiment, based out of CFB Valcartier, QC. After being qualified in the logistics branch, he joined the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR), based out of CFB Petawawa, ON as a transport specialist.

The Canadian Special Operations Regiment is part of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), which also works along side of the top-secret special operations unit, Joint Task Force 2. 

MASTER CORPORAL
FRANCIS ROY
Canadian Special Operations Regiment 
CFB Petawawa, ON
Hometown: 
Rimouski, QC
Age: 32
 

I know that Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final did not go as well as planned for the Vancouver Canucks, but this video is a very good wrap up of the Canucks’ epic journey though 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs

An epic Canucks fan adventure to San Jose

CBC reported this awesome story of some Canucks fans:

Back during the San Jose series, a group of four Vancouver Canucks fans in Vancouver were bored and were deciding what to do. So, they decided to go for a drive, where they ended up deciding to drive road trip to San Jose!

They ended up arriving at the HP Pavillion for Game 4, 15 minutes before puck drop after picking up tickets from a guy who advertised on craigslist. 

Following the game, they got into a rickshaw and asked the driver to take them to where the Canucks fans party. The driver took them to a bar where indeed, many Canucks fans were celebrating their team’s win. While celebrating, they met Fransisco Aquilini, the owner of the Vancouver Canucks, and became friends with him. Fransisco even offerred to fly them back to Vancouver on his private jet and also said he’d give them tickets to Game 5. 

However, one of the four friends got hurt so he had to go to the hospital. Thinking their friend would be in the hospital for the night, the remaining 3 went back to their hotel for the night. However, their hospitalized buddy escaped and walked back to the hotel in nothing but a hospoital gown.

When they got back to Vancouver, they checked out the Rogers Arena box office, and found that Fransisco Aquilini remembered them and left them tickets for Game 5.

This story is so hard to believe, but it’s so epic that I really want to believe it!

One of the four friends was the “designated driver” and was completely sober at the time, and says it all happened.GO CANUCKS GO! CBC reported this awesome story of some Canucks fans:

Back during the San Jose series, a group of four Vancouver Canucks fans in Vancouver were bored and were deciding what to do. So, they decided to go for a drive, where they ended up deciding to drive road trip to San Jose!

They ended up arriving at the HP Pavillion for Game 4, 15 minutes before puck drop after picking up tickets from a guy who advertised on craigslist. 

Following the game, they got into a rickshaw and asked the driver to take them to where the Canucks fans party. The driver took them to a bar where indeed, many Canucks fans were celebrating their team’s win. While celebrating, they met Fransisco Aquilini, the owner of the Vancouver Canucks, and became friends with him. Fransisco even offerred to fly them back to Vancouver on his private jet and also said he’d give them tickets to Game 5. 

However, one of the four friends got hurt so he had to go to the hospital. Thinking their friend would be in the hospital for the night, the remaining 3 went back to their hotel for the night. However, their hospitalized buddy escaped and walked back to the hotel in nothing but a hospoital gown.

When they got back to Vancouver, they checked out the Rogers Arena box office, and found that Fransisco Aquilini remembered them and left them tickets for Game 5.

This story is so hard to believe, but it’s so epic that I really want to believe it!

One of the four friends was the “designated driver” and was completely sober at the time, and says it all happened.

GO CANUCKS GO! 

A full post can be found here:
http://deadspin.com/5807325/the-canucks-fan-who-drove-1000-miles-for-a-game-partied-with-the-owner-drank-with-beautiful-women-nearly-died-and-got-comped-for-game-5 

The Vancouver Canucks released this video in honour of Kevin Bieksa. Or who I often refer to as: Kevin ‘the tank’ Bieksa 

History is ready for the biggest stage!

The Vancouver Canucks are heading the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 17 years. Also, this game was won 40 years to the day that the Vancouver Canucks joined the NHL.

EpicMealTime FTW

EpicMealTime FTW

Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks in the NHL Western Conference Final

~The Province

Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks in the NHL Western Conference Final

~The Province

Let the REAL season begin!

For all you hockey fans out there, come April, the beards start growing out uncontrollably, the car flags come out and the jerseys become permanent clothing items that they might as well be part of your skin.

You know what that means…it’s time for the REAL season to begin.

The season where the true strengths, weaknesses, victories and defeats take place for your NHL team.

Let Canada bring home the Stanley Cup!

As for me, since I’m a life-long loyal Vancouver Canucks fan, I’ll end this post by saying:
Johnny Canuck 

GO! CANUCKS! GO!

This is for all the Vancouver Canucks fans out there.

RKB Productions’ parody: “Game Day” of Rebecca Black’s song: “Friday” 

Canadian Forces member killed in Afghanistan (27 March 2011)

Corporal Yannick Scherrer, 24, was killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated during a dismounted patrol is he was participating in.

The incident happened in the Panjwa’i district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province at approximately 12:00pm (local time) on Sunday, 27 March 2011.

Originally from Montreal, QC, Cpl Scherrer was a serving member of ther 1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment based out of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier, QC. He was serving in his first overseas deployment and was serving with the 1er Battalion, Royal 22Régiment Battle Group as part of Joint Task Force - Afghanistan (JTF-Afg), the Canadian Forces’ contribution to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanstan.

He was the 155th Canadian killed in Afghanistan since military operations began in that country in 2002.

Cpl Yannick Scherrer

Corporal Yannick Scherrer
1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment 
CFB Valcartier, QC
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Age: 24