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Atlanta History Center’s September events lineup announced

Atlanta History Center’s September events lineup announced

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – The Atlanta History Center has announced its full slate of events for September 2022. It’s headlined by an Author Talks event with photographer Tabitha Soren. Other Author Talks include Bill Browder and history author Jonathan Darman. There are plenty of events for school-age children as well.

Toddler Storytime: Falling for Fall

  • WHAT: The monthly program for young toddlers returns in September with a fall focus. The event will once again include arts and crafts projects and story time. Tickets begin at $8 for children ages six and up and $15 for adults. Children from ages one to five and museum members can get in free.
  • WHERE: Atlanta History Center
  • WHEN: Sept. 7, 10 a.m.

Author Talks: Jonathan Darman

  • WHAT: History author Jonathan Darman will join Author Talks to discuss his book Becoming FDR: The Personal Crisis that Made a President. The book chronicles how Roosevelt’s battles with polio helped create the man as he is seen in popular memory. The former Newsweek correspondent also wrote Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America.
  • WHERE: Virtual
  • WHEN: Sept. 8, 7 p.m.

Homeschool Day: If These Walls Could Talk

  • WHAT: This month’s Homeschool Days event focuses on how history can be learned by visiting the places where it happened. Visitors will learn how history can be examined by visiting spaces and examining objects that the people of the past lived in and used. Tickets are $9 for children four and up and $15 for adults. Members and children under three are free.
  • WHERE: Atlanta History Center
  • WHEN: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.

Author Talks: Tabitha Soren

  • WHAT: The former MTV News, ABC News, and NBC News reporter will stop by Author Talks to discuss her project Surface Tension. She uses an iPad screen and an 8×10 film camera to capture images. Tickets for the event are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  • WHERE: Kennedy Theater
  • WHEN: Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

Author Talks: Bill Browder

  • WHAT: Author Bill Browder will discuss his book Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath. Browder was one of Russia’s largest foreign investors until it all fell apart; his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was murdered over his attempts to uncover a $230 million tax refund scheme and Browder decided to follow the money. It led right to Vladimir Putin. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  • WHERE: Grand Overlook Ballroom
  • WHEN: Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
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Juno-winning singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark headlines Wainfleet Summer Games event

Juno-winning singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark headlines Wainfleet Summer Games event
Juno-winning singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark will headline the special one-day Canada Summer Games event taking place in Wainfleet on Aug. 16
Juno-winning singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark will headline the special one-day Canada Summer Games event taking place in Wainfleet on Aug. 16

It’s not every day that a Juno Award-winning artist makes the trek all the way to Wainfleet, but ‘Fleeters will get to see a big-name Canadian act perform — for three, to boot — when the township hosts its 2022 Canada Summer Games 13 for 13 Cultural Festival event next week.

The Games, which kicked off Aug. 6 and have brought more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and managers, and volunteers from across Canada, are seeing each of Niagara’s 12 cities and towns hosting events. They will showcase the unique cultural heritage, entertainment, art and culinary experiences of different provinces and territories.

Wainfleet is hosting the Nunavut experience on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Wainfleet Arena park at 31943 Park St. The event will feature headliner and Juno Award-winning Nunavut performer and songwriter Susan Aglukark.

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with kids/francophone programming, followed by a performance by local artists Great Lakes Swimmers at 7 p.m. and Aglukark at 8:30 p.m.

Last fall, Wainfleet Township’s director of operations, Richard Nan, told township council that the regional Summer Games committee suggested each municipality establish their own Games committee to hold special one-day events. Nan, who sits on Wainfleet’s committee, said the committee lucked out by having one member with deep connections with the tourism and culture industry in Nunavut in the far north.

That helped pave the way for the township to land Aglukark.

Nan said the township was also moving its local farmers market from its regularly scheduled day to coincide with the 13/13 event on Aug. 16.


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ICC to confirm hosts for four major women’s global events at annual conference

ICC to confirm hosts for four major women's global events at annual conference
The ICC will confirm the hosts for four marquee women’s global events in the 2023-27 period during their annual conference starting in Birmingham this weekend. The four tournaments feature two T20 World Cups, one 50-over World Cup and one T20 Champions Trophy, which were part of the half a dozen events the ICC recently finalised as part of the women’s rights, which for the first time will be sold separately from men’s rights.

The host venues for the women’s events will be finalised by a working group comprising ICC directors who will arrive at a shortlist from the bids received. ESPNcricinfo has learned that ICC has received 16 proposals from seven countries for the four events.

Based on the recommendations of the working group – comprising former New Zealand fast bowler Martin Snedden who is also chairman of New Zealand Cricket, former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, Cricket West Indies’ president Ricky Skerritt and former England women’s captain Clare Connor who is also the acting ECB CEO – the ICC will take the final call at the meeting on July 26. The annual conference will begin with the Chief Executives Committee (CEC) meeting on July 24 followed by the Finance & Commercial Affairs committee meeting on July 25, and will end with the annual general meeting which follows the board meeting.

Unlike in the previous cycles when women’s rights were sold as part of the consolidated rights package, the ICC has decided to unbundle the rights for men’s and women’s events and sell them in different territories separately. There are a total of 103 matches across the six women’s events with the rights being sold for three packages – TV, digital, TV and digital combined – for four years. The aim was to maximise the financial returns, and, as part of the new plan the ICC has also decided to sell the TV and digital rights separately. Accordingly, a rights tender for men’s events for the Indian market, the most lucrative territory, went on sale recently with successful bids to be announced in early September.

T20 Leagues vs international cricket

One of the key discussions the CEC could potentially discuss involves the primacy of international cricket and whether it is under threat from the growing number of domestic T20 leagues. In the near-completed version of the ICC’s next cycle of FTP (2023-27), the IPL has got an extended two-and-a-half-month window and Hundred and BBL also have home-season windows.
While ICC has no direct role to play considering it is the member countries that decide on both the bilateral series as well as T20 league windows, at least one Full Member has expressed concern in public over the international calendar being encroached on by the franchise-based tournaments. Recently the PCB wrote a letter to ICC saying it was a “little concerned that the proliferation of domestic leagues around the world is sucking time out of the international calendar” and requested a working group to be formed to address the issue.

ICC also likely to discuss Afghanistan’s future

Another important discussion the ICC is likely to take up is the future of Afghanistan cricket. Last year, after the Taliban took charge of Afghanistan, the board formed a working group to observe and review cricket in the war-torn country. A key part of the working group’s brief was to understand whether the women’s cricket was indeed in “peril” as former Afghanistan Cricket Board Hamid Shinwari told ESPNcricinfo last year.
Doubts over Afghanistan’s future in international cricket emerged last September, when the deputy head of Taliban’s cultural commission Ahmadullah Wasiq, told SBS News that it wasn’t “necessary” for women to play cricket because “they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered.” Cricket Australia even postponed the Test match against Afghanistan, which was scheduled for Hobart last November, following the stance.
Afghanistan became a Full Member of the ICC in 2017 despite not having a national women’s team. team. At the time ICC had made the exemption subject to ACB investing in the development of women’s sport. In November 2020 the ACB had pledged to offer 25 women’s players contracts with aim of developing their game, but Tailban’s arrival halted all the progress.

The ICC working group on Afghanistan is chaired by Imran Khwaja, Ross McCollum, Lawson Naidoo and Ramiz Raja, and the panel is set to update the board.

The conference agenda also includes finalising the process for the ICC chairman election, which is likely to take place in November when the current chair Greg Barclay’s first term ends. Apart from this, the members are also set to iron out FTP further, and a final version is expected only post the annual conference.

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New telescope to be the ‘GOTO’ for gravitational wave events

GOTO Telescop image credit - STFC

“In our specific case, we’re after discovering new spider pulsars by looking for the periodic signature of the heated star orbiting them. Some display unexpected changes and brighten up as mass suddenly start flowing from the companion star towards the pulsar. We don’t understand this behaviour as it occurs quickly (somewhere between days to weeks) and has only been observed a couple of times. Having “eyes” scanning the sky is exactly what we think could help us uncover their secrets.”

GOTO has received £3.2 million of funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to deploy the full-scale facility.

Long hypothesised as a by-product of the collision and merger of cosmic behemoths such as neutron stars and black holes, gravitational waves were finally detected directly by the Advanced LIGO (Laser Interferometry Gravitational-wave Observatory) in 2015.

GOTO is designed to fill this observational gap by searching for optical signals in the electromagnetic spectrum that might indicate the source of the GW – quickly locating the source and using that information to direct a fleet of telescopes, satellites and instruments at it.

As most GW signals involve the merger of massive objects, these ‘visual’ cues are extremely fleeting as must be located as quickly as possible, which is where GOTO comes in.

The idea is that GOTO will act as sort of intermediary between the likes of LIGO, which detect the presence of a gravitational wave event, and more targetable multi-wavelength observatories that can study the event’s optical source.

Professor Danny Steeghs of the University of Warwick, GOTO’s Principle Investigator, said: “There are fleets of telescopes all over the world available to look towards the skies when gravitational waves are detected, in order to find out more about the source. But as the gravitational wave detectors are not able to pinpoint where the ripples come from, these telescopes do not know where to look.”

“If the gravitational wave observatories are the ears, picking up the sounds of the events, and the telescopes are the eyes, ready to view the event in all the wavelengths, then GOTO is the bit in the middle, telling the eyes where to look.”

Following the successful testing of a prototype system in La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands, the project is deploying a much expanded, second generation instrument.

Two telescope mount systems, each made up of eight individual 40 cm (16 inch) telescopes, are now operational in La Palma. Combined, these 16 telescopes cover a very large field of view with 800 million pixels across their digital sensors, enabling the array to sweep the visible sky every few nights.

These robotic systems will operate autonomously, patrolling the sky continuously but also focusing on particular events or regions of sky in response to alerts of potential gravitational wave events.

In parallel, the team is preparing a site at Australia’s Siding Spring Observatory, which will contain the same two-mount, 16 telescope system as the La Palma installation.

The plan is to have both sites operational this year to be ready for the next observing run of the LIGO/Virgo gravitational wave detectors in 2023.

The optical search for gravitational wave events is the next step in the evolution of gravitational wave astronomy. It has been achieved once before, but with GOTO’s help it should become much easier.

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Extreme Headlines Connectivity at World’s Largest Music and Motocross Event

Extreme Headlines Connectivity at World’s Largest Music and Motocross Event

LICHTENVOORDE, Netherlands–()–ZWARTE CROSS FESTIVAL Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in cloud networking, today announced it will play a significant role in powering the wired and wireless connectivity for the world-famous music, arts and motocross festival, Zwarte Cross, taking place from July 14th -17th 2022 in the Netherlands. The event features more than 250 bands and 34 stages spread across 165 hectares, making it the largest motocross event in the world.

Extreme is working alongside Indicium B.V. and Palo Alto Networks to deliver a highly secure, highly connected experience for both festival organizers and attendees. Extreme’s Wi-Fi 6 access points will provide high-bandwidth connectivity to applications and services, including the 2022 Zwarte Cross festival app. Event organizers will manage the entire network through ExtremeCloud™ IQ, making it simple to proactively pinpoint and troubleshoot network issues. Additionally, using ExtremeAnalytics™, Zwarte Cross will gain better insights into operational efficiencies and attendee preferences, which will help to better customize and improve the festival experience.

Extreme Fabric Connect™, Fabric Attach and ExtremeControl™ will allow the operational teams at the festival to securely connect all of their staff, IoT devices and services. Fabric Connect provides a scalable, resilient network to deploy and operate the 100 IP surveillance cameras across the festival.

Executive Perspectives

Ronnie Degen, Co-founder at Feestfabriek AKG BV at Zwarte Cross

The network is the invisible headline act of the Zwarte Cross festival – it has to perform in order to provide an optimal experience for our attendees, performers and staff. Festival attendees expect fluid Wi-Fi to capture, share and engage content while at our event. Our IT staff needs to feel confident that the network is secure, functional and that they have real-time visibility into performance. That is why we chose Extreme, Palo Alto and Indicium B.V to partner with us to ensure this event was equipped in a way that made the experience engaging, secure and memorable.”

Patrick DeJong, SE Manager, Palo Alto Networks Netherlands

Zwarte Cross is one of the most unique festivals in the world, combining music, sport and theatre. We’ve partnered with Extreme to ensure secure wired and wireless connectivity across the entire festival. With more than 220,000 visitors expected over the several days, it’s critical that both festivalgoers and organizers can embrace technology with confidence without concern of breaches and other security issues.”

Henk Bretveld, BENELUX Country Manager at Extreme Networks

Zwarte Cross is one of the most dynamic events of the year, and because of the magnitude of the event and the number of attendees, connectivity and network performance are paramount to the overall experience. Extreme excels at providing consistent, scalable and secure experiences in high density environments. We’re working closely with the tech team at Zwarte Cross to ensure that we are pushing the boundaries of what is possible, looking at new ways to leverage the network to improve the fan experience and making it easy to access and act upon analytics to optimize operations.”

Hans Nolen, Director at Indicium B.V.

As one of the world’s leading festivals, Zwarte Cross is always looking to improve experiences. Indicium B.V., Extreme Networks and Zwarte Cross have worked closely to improve networking across the festival for the past seven years, and thanks to the new implementations, 2022 is set to be the most advanced event so far.”

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) creates effortless networking experiences that enable all of us to advance. We push the boundaries of technology leveraging the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, and automation. Over 50,000 customers globally trust our end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and rely on our top-rated services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and deliver progress like never before. For more information, visit Extreme’s website at or follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Extreme Networks, ExtremeAnalytics, ExtremeCloud, Extreme Fabric Connect and the Extreme Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks shown herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Basketball To Play In ESPN Events Invitational At Disney

Basketball To Play In ESPN Events Invitational At Disney

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – Florida State will play in the one of the most competitive early season college basketball tournaments of the 2022 season as the Seminoles return to the ESPN Events Invitational at the HP Field House at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, November 24-27. The Seminoles are joined in the event by Memphis, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Seton Hall, Siena, and Stanford in the eight-team event.

Florida State will play the event for the third time, after defeating Marquette to win the championship in 2009 and falling to Villanova in the championship game in 2018.

Dayton defeated Belmont to win the championship of the ESPN Events Invitational in 2021.

“This is a great event for our program to be invited to play in at Disney,” said Head Coach Leonard Hamilton. “It’s a great field every year, and this season is certainly no exception. The games are always competitive because the quality of the teams we will play against is so great. The challenge for our team, will be getting prepared to play three high-level opponents early in the season. This tournament also gives us a wonderful opportunity to play at a venue in the state of Florida that many of our fans will be excited to watch us play during the Thanksgiving holiday.”

The 2022 ESPN Events Invitational marks the 15th anniversary of the Thanksgiving Weekend event. Previously known as the Old Spice Classic, AdvoCare Invitational, and Orlando Invitational, the event will feature 12 games over three days (Thursday, Friday, and Sunday) during Thanksgiving Week, with each team competing in one game per day while advancing through a bracket-tournament format.

The complete bracket, including Florida State’s first round opponent, will be announced this summer. Ticket information will announced when the bracket is reveled. Seminole fans can sign up for the ticket pre-sale at

The Seminoles have won the championship in three of their last four early season tournaments – the Jamaica Classic (2018), the Emerald Coast Classic (2020) and the Jacksonville Classic (2022).

Florida State returns both of its leading scorers from its’ 2021-22 season, with guards Caleb Mills (12.7 ppg, 30 3FGM) and Matthew Cleveland (11.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg) returning to the Seminoles’ rotation. Cleveland was named the ACC Sixth Man of the Year in 2022 – the fourth consecutive Seminole to win the award.

Seminole fans interested in purchasing season tickets for all home regular season games at the Donald L. Tucker Center can learn more here, or are encouraged to call to the Florida State Ticket Office at 1-888-FSU-NOLE.

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‘Art in the Park’ headlines unofficial start to Windsor’s festival and events season

'Art in the Park' headlines unofficial start to Windsor’s festival and events season

People are turning out by the thousands for a weekend of festivals and events in Windsor-Essex, feeding a thirst that has gone largely unquenched over the past two years.

“People are hungry to get out,” proclaimed Allan Kidd, the co-chair for Art in the Park at Willistead Park. “I think I’m losing my testosterone, because I’m starting to get pretty emotional. This is amazing.”

Kidd says the Rotary Club was planning for 30,000 guests but was totally overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who came out Saturday.

“A great year for us would be 20,000 to 25,000 adults,” said Kidd. “I’ve got to figure we’re going to be closer to 40,000 or over this weekend.”

230 artists dotted Walkerville Park for the two-day festival, their tents filled to the gills with a variety of wares and goods. Another 15 local food and beverage vendors dished out treats while local musicians filled the air with an ambiance fitting for an event season kick-off.

“We wanted something fun to do today, so we just came down here to look at everything here and it’s very fun,” said 10-year-old Sloane O’Neil.

”Great to get back to some sort of normal and see all the people out,” said James Leistico. “It was worth it waiting in line to get in. I think everyone else is craving this too.”

If Art in Park isn’t your bag but you were down to get your hands dirty, the Northern Heat Rib Series is the spot.

“It’s really nice after COVID to have all these things back, it’s been so boring before, so it’s nice to be outside,” said Grace Health, who dug into some pork ribs and mac and cheese to commemorate the occasion.

The rib festival took place at Festival Plaza from Friday to Saturday, bringing finger-licking good times and thousands more people to the riverfront.

“It’s a great thing to see all these people,” said Tex Robert Jr., a southern griller from Louisiana. “I’ll tell you one thing, the past two days have been great, you couldn’t ask for anything better.” 

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Local churches hold gas card, food giveaway events

Local churches hold gas card, food giveaway events

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Cars lined up for miles on Saturday for the King’s Table Food Distribution and Gas Card Giveaway event just in time for Easter.

This massive event was held at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest. Attendees got a bag of food and a $50 gas card. Several community partners came together to help make this a successful event.

Fridges are also full for some families in Powder Springs after Linked Up Church gave away $20,000 in groceries on a first-come, first-served basis. Families also enjoyed carnival rides and community engagement.

The congregation says it’s part of an Easter celebration, and each person got a $50 grocery gift card.

“Times are challenging right now for people, of course, inflation is at an all-time high. This is resurrection weekend, and we couldn’t think of a better way to show people God’s love by helping them at a time when inflation is extremely high,” said Joel Gregory, Lead Pastor at Linked Up Church.

The church also held a free gospel concert on Good Friday and they’re hosting two Easter services on Sunday as well.

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Wright headlines CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game as event returns after pandemic hiatus –

Wright headlines CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game as event returns after pandemic hiatus -

KITCHENER, Ont. — Shane Wright faced the same uncertainty every junior hockey player experienced the last two years.

The shutdowns, restarts, postponements and cancellations brought on by COVID-19 – that pit-in-your-stomach feeling of not knowing what’s around the next corner when there are plenty of questions and very few answers.

And unlike everyone else in his draft class, Wright had to do it under an intense spotlight.

“I’ve just adapted,” said the 18-year-old centre. “It’s on me … no one else is living through it.”

After being forced to sit out all of last season when the Ontario Hockey League was unable to get off the ground because of the pandemic, Wright is back to a level of normalcy.

Following an admittedly slow start to the 2021-22 campaign, he has 25 goals and 77 points in 52 games with the Kingston Frontenacs to cement himself atop the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s midterm list as the top-ranked North American skater heading into July’s draft.

“He’s still the No. 1 pick,” said Dan Marr, the director of NHL Central Scouting. “Right now, he’s at the top of his game. He’s in a good zone.”

Wright, who made Canada’s world junior team in December before the tournament was scrapped by COVID-19, and 39 other draft-eligible players in the Canadian Hockey League will put their skills on display Wednesday in the 2022 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game as the showcase returns after being axed last season.

“This event is a big one,” said Matthew Savoie, the No. 3-ranked North American skater of the Western Hockey League’s Winnipeg Ice.

“I’m just grateful and thankful to be a part of it.”

Marr said the teenagers in the 2022 draft class have basically crammed 18 months of development into half a year.

“A lot of credit to these kids for their resilience and their dedication,” he said. “They’ve had to handle a lot of adversity and figure out how to show up to the rink, get their workouts in. They’ve had to find ways to get things done. It hasn’t just been a laid out, well-planned path.

“In some ways, they’ll benefit from this down the road.”

Winnipeg centre Conor Geekie, who’s ranked just behind Savoie at No. 4 in North America, said he took a family motto to heart during the pandemic.

“You can’t really control COVID,” he said. “I know a lot of people may have tried, but I think for the most part you’ve just got to be yourself and go through whatever it’s taking you through.

“Obviously, I don’t want to be shut down. Yes, it’s a little annoying, a little stressful. But you’ve got to go with the flow.”

Tyler Brennan of the WHL’s Prince George Cougars took a similar approach, but added the mental side of things were difficult at times.

“It was definitely tough not knowing what was going on,” said the top-ranked North American goaltender. “You had to have an open mind.”

While the OHL was dormant, the WHL and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League were able to stage some games in 2020-21, but it was far from a normal season for players still growing and developing.

All three leagues are back this term, although there were a number of postponements earlier in the schedule because of coronavirus outbreaks.

“I try to see the good side of it where we could train more,” said Gatineau Olympiques defenceman Tristan Luneau. “My physical strength is something I got to improve. I really worked on that last year.

“And then this year … fans, no fans, been a little bit of up and down. But we play games and that’s all we want. We’ve been trying to make the most out of it.”

That pivot to focusing on getting better in the gym and using the time off as a positive was a common theme among players aching to see live action.

“A lot of people take for granted the break that COVID gave,” said Geekie, who stands six foot three, weighs 193 pounds, and doesn’t turn 18 until May. “Being a big guy growing up, it was always hard to catch up to my body and gain strength.

“I got that chance to work out and get bigger and get stronger.”

And because of what amounted to a lost season for many – much like the 2021 draft class – there have been fewer eyeballs on these prospects compared to anything that came before.

“We’ve had quite a few unfortunate times in the last couple years where stuff’s been shut down,” said Denton Mateychuk, a blue-liner with the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors and the ninth-ranked North American skater. “To have this game for scouting and show what you can do against other top players, it’s very important.”

“We all want to show what we got,” Luneau added. “The good mindset is being true to ourselves and not trying to overdo things.”

Nationally televised and featuring celebrity coaches, Wednesday’s game represents another step back to normal life for players who, like many people in society, have dealt with a lot over the last two years.

“Super thankful to have this opportunity,” Wright said. “Definitely something you have circled on your calendar.

“Something you look forward to.”

And probably one of the things these teenagers thought about on those lonely, quiet days and nights when the rinks sat dormant.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 22, 2022.


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