Yearly Archives: 2011

Celebrities glamorize serious substance abuse problems

By Katie Brickman – The Huron Expositor

We have all heard the advertisements on the radio and on television, yet many people still drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Young kids are told and shown the deadly effects of what driving under the influence in school and by organizations like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and OSAID (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving).

We even hear celebrities like Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson, former Leafs players Tie Domi and Wendel Clark, and singers Shania Twain and Chantal Kreviazuk pleading with youth and adults to not drink and drive. Yet for some reason, even the insistent plea from celebrities, athletes, and politicians seem to fall on deaf ears.

Lay ‘Em Out

Heading into next season the Florida Panthers appear to have everything locked down position wise on the ice. GM Dale Tallon made sure to sign all the key pieces he needs next year to put a winning team on the ice, signing everything from their new top line forwards to the new goaltenders. But, one thing which stands out that the team is still lacking is their toughness.

Wahlberg Hosts Charity Golf Event on Cape

By Cynthia Mccormick – Cape Cod Times
June 26, 2011

MASHPEE — Dorchester-born Mark Wahlberg moved his celebrity charity golf tournament from Hollywood to a bit closer to home this year.

Wahlberg and a cast of celebrities and actors hit the links Saturday at Willowbend Country Club to raise money for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, a charitable group dedicated to improving the quality of life for inner-city youth.

MPs stand up for Toronto’s long-suffering sports fans

Jane Taber
Globe and Mail

The Centre of the Universe is under attack again – this time by ESPN – but its federal politicians have come to the rescue.

The sports network recently declared Toronto the worst city in North America for professional sports. It arrived at this finding by ranking and weighting team performance against fan commitment, including the amount of money and emotion fans invest in their teams without results.