Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
So I've made a new YouTube video for the Portraits Of Honour and it features a poem called "The Faces" written by Dan Gray specifically for the Portraits Of Honour. The video clip featured in it was taken by the "Canadian Heroes" group when the POH was visiting Hamilton, Ontario.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The design for the new logo, which was developed in partnership with Reebok and the NHL, was inspired by the logo of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
"True North Sports & Entertainment felt it was important for the new Winnipeg Jets to develop a strong new identity," said Mark Chipman, Chairman & Governor of True North Sports & Entertainment. "We felt it was important to authenticate the name Jets and we believe the new logo does that through its connection to (Canada's) remarkable Air Force heritage, including the rich history and relationship that our city and province have enjoyed with the Canadian Forces."
True North Sports & Entertainment was also grateful to the Department of National Defense for their assistance in the process.
The Jets will unveil their uniforms and uniform colors at a later date. Their first regular-season game will take place on Oct. 9 against the visiting Montreal Canadiens.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
December of 2009 Canada lost six soldiers on the 24th & 30th Lt. Andrew Nuttall, Sgt George Miok, Cpl Zachery McCormack, Sgt. Kirk Taylor and Pte. Garret Chidley This was one of the worse weeks for losses since Canada began it’s mission in 2001. My mother who frequently writes poetry at the time put together these words and wanted to share them on my blog.
We watch them fall
Like autumn leaves
Silent upon the ground
Beneath the flag
Strong, flying in the breeze
Our hearts cry out
With Pain for those left behind
With Praise for those who serve
With Prayers for Hope and Peace
- J.T Murphy
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
"Each photo takes about 60-80hrs depending on the detail" Dave said "There are also over 100,000 poppies for on the painting for all those who gave their lives defending our country" when Dave told me this I had chills. I took a moment and looked at every photo and knowing so many of their families personally it really hit me.
Yesterday the Royals William & Katherine were in town and they took a moment to lay a wreath in honour of our fallen and when Dave was talking the moment you could see how proud he was as things were supposed to be official but they took more than a few moments there looking at every photo and a great show of respect.
The Portraits of Honour is currently touring across the country and you can see when it's going to be in your location on their website.