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GOT- The suppositions about Jon Snow’s true birth

GOT- The suppositions about Jon Snow’s true birth

 

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Fact 1:

In Game of Thrones Gilly reads the records of High Septon Maynard:  “Maynard says here that he issued an annulment for a Prince Rhaegar and remarried him to someone else at the same time in a secret ceremony in Dorne. “

 

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Fact 2

Last season, when Bran had the Tower of Joy vision, it basically confirmed that Jon’s parents were Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

 

In season seven Bran’s second vision of the nuptial, where Rhaegar Targryen and Lyanna Stark (Ned Stark’s sister) legally wed confirmed the legitimacy of Jon as the full Targaryen heir. 

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A quick reminder: Rhaegar was the oldest son of Mad King Aerys, which makes him Daenerys’ brother. He was married to Elia Martell, though that apparently got overthrown for his new found love Lyanna stark. Now Targaryens had a long history of incest, having spent over 300 years wedding brothers to sisters to keep their bloodline pure.  This would not be unsettling for Danny, however, Jon aka Aegon Targryen had a strong moral upbringing by Ned Stark. It’s highly unlikely that he would take this shocking revelation, which makes his relationship with Daenerys incestuous. He may freak out, and I would think the latter be the case.

 

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Either way, this piece of information certainly isn’t going to make things easier for the pair. Especially since Rhaegar also was next in line for the Iron Throne… so if he had a living son… Yep: Jon/Aegon is the true heir to the Iron Throne.

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A Proud Canadian Elvis Stojko

A Proud Canadian Elvis Stojko

 

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Elvis Stojko (born March 22, 1972) is a Canadian figure skater who is a three-time World champion (1994, 1995, 1997), two-time Olympic silver medalist (1994, 1998), and seven-time Canadian champion (1994, 1996–2000, and 2002).

He’s also a proud recipient of the MSC and MSM.  The Meritorious Service Decorations are bestowed by the Canadian monarch, generally through his or her viceroy-in-Council.  Created in 1991, the medal is intended to recognize individuals—both Canadian and foreign—who have carried out meritorious acts bringing benefit and honour in either of two categories: military and civilian. In all cases, however, the event being recognized must have taken place in Canada or involved Canadian citizens.

 

Click here to see a short video: Elvis Stojko at CNE 2017

 

Stojko’s Slovenian father was first to arrive in Canada on a boat in 1955. His Hungarian mother Irenee followed soon after, fleeing from the 1956 Soviet invasion.  Stojko was born in Newmarket, Ontario and was named Elvis, because his parents were ardent fans of Elvis Presley.  Stojko grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario.  He began skating at the age of four and won his first trophy when he was six. He eventually settled in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico in 2001. On June 20, 2010, he married Mexican figure skater Gladys Orozco in Las Vegas. They resided in Ajijic until June 2014, when they relocated to Toronto.

Pictures:   (Elvis Stojko)

 

Here’s a list of some of his Accomplishments:

“Three-time World Figure skating champion: 1994, 1995, 1997

Two-time Olympic Silver medalist: 1994, 1998

Seven-time Canadian Figure skating champion: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002

Four Continents champion: 2000

Grand Prix Final Champion: 1996/1997

Winner of the Lionel Conacher Award: 1994

First man to land a quadruple jump in combination (quadruple toe-loop, double toe-loop): 1991 World Championships[citation needed]

First man to land a quadruple/triple jump combination (quadruple toe-loop, triple toe-loop): 1997 Grand Prix Final[citation needed]

Inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

 Inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2011.”

 

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Walking on Water

Walking on Water

It’s a wonderful time to be young and physically fit; for there are so many brilliant inventions for leisure activities. In summertime especially for the fair weather opens up opportunities for a wide range of exciting, thrilling sports. Now every young athlete can play at being James Bond with incredible stunts. I’m pretty sure I saw this in one in one of those spy movies.  A truly awe inspiring aerial tricks rising up into the air from the water, walking, gliding, riding or doing flips and all of it on water. What would the ancients say if they saw such an activity? No miracle is need here, only technology. Recently I witnessed this at the CNE on September 1, 2017. What a thrill it was! By chance I was on a bridge leading to Ontario Place and able to take these shots and video:

Please click here to see the video: https://youtu.be/HMqex1mMG7Q

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The Annual Summer’s End Tradition – The CNE

The Annual Summer’s End Tradition

 The  CNE

The Canadian National Exhibition is a great Annual tradition in Toronto. For 18 days leading up to and including Labor Day, it marks the end of summer, a ritual that is embraced by many generations.

Founded in 1879, it was then called the Toronto Industrial Exhibition as it fostered the development of agriculture, industry and the arts.

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By 1912, the fairgrounds had expanded to 350 acres and included amusement parks as well as permanent exhibition facilities. The name changed to the Canadian National Exhibition, as it had by then become a showcase of the nation, where people congregated to experience the newest and the best innovations not only in agriculture but also in technology and commercial products, saying nothing of the entertainment.  

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Enriched by the diversity, the CNE has gone on to becoming Canada’s largest community event as well as one of the top 10 agricultural fairs in North America. In the CNE there is always something for everyone, since it features a wide variety of visceral and sensory experiences that transcend language, gender and age. Here’s but a few samples:  There is the Veteran’s Parade, the Mardi Gras Parade and the Rib-fest. The Band shell provides free performances by many celebrities. The varied cuisine of the Food Building is also there to satisfy all palates and, for those seeking excitement, there is the CNE midway with its thrilling rides, games and side shows.

With approximately 1.4 million and more people visiting the CNE, many corporate sponsors, Canadian and international businesses and exhibitors, participate in the CNE. It always offered companies an excellent venue in which to sell their products and connect with people on a one to one basis.

In 2014 the findings of Economic Impact Assessment, conducted by Enigma Research Corporation, reported that the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) generates an estimated $69.3 million for Greater Toronto Area and more than $102.3 million for the province of Ontario each year.

Nevertheless, with the land being situated on a highly prized piece of real estate, the future of CNE may be in jeopardy. Already several structures and parcels of land have been leased by the entertainment industry or taken over by corporations intent on building hotels and other such development.

Here’s the latest development: “In April 2013, the CNEA became organizationally independent from Exhibition Place and the City of Toronto.  In the years ranging from 1983 to March 2013, the CNEA maintained its status as an Agricultural Society and was also a program of Exhibition Place, a board of management of the City of Toronto.  During this time, all CNEA surpluses and deficits were absorbed by Exhibition Place and the City of Toronto. The CNEA is financially stable and is not dependent on government subsidy.  The Association’s new independent status enables it to retain the revenues it generates and to reinvest them in the Canadian National Exhibition.”

One only hopes this great tradition of CNE persists and continues to enrich the lives of future generations at its original site.

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You can see this dance on YouTube: Tahitian Otea

Hope you had a lovely summer!

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What’s in a Name

What’s in a Name?

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This year summer has been bonny with plenty of clear, sunshiny days and record hot temperatures.  Drawn to water, there are plenty of things to do on the wonderful beaches and in the countless harbours situated close by.  Ha! The cool breeze of the lake, there is nothing like it on the hot summer’s day.  

Have you ever taken notice of the names of the various water vessels, these second homes for the water loving natives? They tell a lot about their owners and some of them are a hoot!

Here are some examples, and I didn’t need to go far, only to Port Credit, to obtain this sample. Lastly, for fun, you can ponder your preference for the name of your own water escape.

2-Seaquel

3-Monterey

4-As Much As I Can

5-Bello Fortuna II

6-Tachila

7-Cheers

8-My Way

9-Esto es Vida

10-Glory Daze III

11-Idylours

12-Quigley

13-Sly Fox

14-Good Spirit

15-Solo

16-Sunny Daze

17-Southern Belle 1

18-Loonsong

19-Wildthing

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Murdoch Mysteries Exhibit 2015

Murdoch Mysteries Exhibit 2015

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Toronto has yet another reason to be proud: “Murdoch Mysteries”. The show that airs on CBC will be going into its 9th season this autumn. If you can, be sure to check for it.

Murdoch Mysteries’ popularity, increasing worldwide, can be attributed to its intriguing story lines that sometimes incorporate Toronto or Canadian history. Additionally, there are talented actors and actresses, excellent technical staff and the most believable studio sets and location shots. The characters work so well together that each episode draws young and old audiences into its fold. Loyalty, honourable conduct and the value systems of a bygone era are sewn into the storyline. There is no violent sensationalism or bloodshed, so typical of most of the popular shows on TV at present.  Instead, there is lighthearted humor, good dialogue interwoven into mystery, sometimes even romance alongside sensitive handling of the criminal cases that are the main theme, making this a safe family entertainment.

On Saturday and Sunday Aug 8 -9, 2015 there was a PR event where fans of Murdoch Mysteries went and saw the props and some of the actors.  The overwhelming response unfortunately limited the size of the admission. 

This was my first such event with Murdoch Mysteries, and I must say I was not disappointed.  I expected to just view some exhibits in a warehouse sectioned off behind ropes or under glass cases as it is with other such events. You can imagine my delight when I found out that I could tour all the inside sets and some of the outside props freely at my leisure, not in an escorted group. The staff and some of the actors were friendly and most obliging with the sometimes silly requests. Now I view the re-runs of Murdoch Mysteries (as the new season hasn’t started yet) with renewed interest and marvel at the brilliance of directing, photography and editing that spins the fabricated world of yesteryear. And yes, I will be the first one in the lineup next year.

Here’s the short video of the tour:

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And here are some pictures from Murdoch Mysteries Fan Day Aug 9,2015:

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Murdoch Mysteries’ 100th Episode Celebration

Murdoch Mysteries’ 100th Episode Celebration

 

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Murdoch Mysteries, a brilliant Canadian detective series set in the time frame of late 1800’s, first aired in Toronto on Jan 24, 2008. Ninety-nine episodes later, the exciting 100th episode: Holy Matrimony, Murdoch (where the long awaited union of Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and Dr Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy) transpires), was celebrated on Nov 3, 2014 at the CBC building in Toronto, by more than 1000 fans. The creative blending of fact and fiction of Victorian Era in the 1890’s (brainchild of Maureen Jennings) through meticulous work of the actors, actresses and the production team has invigorated interest in Canadian history and at the same time provided safe family entertainment.

Enjoy the Video:

http://youtu.be/fX8HH9SWwfM

Here’s  some pictures from the memorable event:

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