Tell Me About My Small Cities And Win Big (Huge)

Introducing my newest contest, featuring 21 excellent prizes, all to be given as one big honkin’ prize to one winner.

You can enter as many times as you want, and all you have to do is tell me one small thing about either Orillia, Ont, my birthplace, or Powell River, BC, where I live now. As long as each time you enter you give a different fact about either place.

And once again, because I know there was some confusion the last time - all 21 items go to one person.

The prizes are things I’ve collected over the years, and now they can be yours. Also, I encourage any previous winners to enter again. There’s no law saying a person can’t win twice.

I also won’t be picking a winner (from a hat) until there’s a bunch. Hopefully there will be a lot. The prizes are pretty darn good.

1986-87 official team picture.

1993 Montreal Gazette special section about Habs Cup victory

Original Doug Harvey Group 2 Beehive (1944-64)

Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson authentic autograph on Topps Zellers baseball card.

1992 large Russian magazine “Hockey Panorama” with Pavel Bure cover.

1991 Official Calgary Cannons (Triple A) team photo from Photo Day.

1985 heavy stock paper lineup featuring Team Canada and Moscow Dynamo. Richard Sevigny and Craig Simpson were on the Canadian team., as was Helmut Balderis with Dynamo.

The Canadian National team played the Norway National team in Powell River about a decade ago, and this lineup is signed by the Norwegian squad.

Russian version of Jim Taylor’s Wayne Gretzky book. Published in Russia in 1980.

1982 Hockey News with a beautiful 12-page special on the Habs. “Les Canadiens Have Class.”

Mint Habs stickers

1994-95 Official Habs team picture.

Interesting 1989-90 Habs training camp brochure.

1999-2000 3-time Allan Cup champion Powell River Regals program featuring game against Dynamo-Energia Ekaterinburg, a team in the Russian Elite League before the KHL was hatched. The cover is autographed by the Russian team.

Signed 8×10 autographed Rick Tocchet glossy.

Limited edition 8×10 1991-92 Upper Deck Collector’s Series from Feb. 18, 1992 game between Toronto and Pittsburgh.

Two 1988-89 Esso NHL All-Star Albums – one with almost completed stickers (including Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, and one album empty.

1982 Hockey Sticker Album, complete with stickers, including Gretzky and Lafleur.

The cover of the above album.

1993 partially-completed sticker album, shown above and below.

2002 Russian “Hockey World” with Kovalchuk cover.

1991 Sluggers Hockey Card Guide with Patrick Roy cover.

59 thoughts on “Tell Me About My Small Cities And Win Big (Huge)”

  1. Don, you’re absolutely right. The Orillia Terriers won the Allan Cup in (I think), 1972. Good one.

  2. well, is this where i leave u something about one of the cities. if it is, i’d like to add this one. Powell River has the same initials as the Pocket Rocket.
    Hope this counts

  3. Heu Bobby, great reply – Powell River is the same initials as Pocket Rocket. I love it. You’re entered and good luck. There’s a ton of prizes for the winner.

  4. The Powell River is the second shortest river in the world. It is 5/8ths of a mile long

    My dad keeps sending me these facts, I think he is a closet Montreal fan. I will be in PR in the next couple weeks, so I will haul out my collection of NHL memorabilia, including ticket stubs to Canadiens 1993 Stanley Play Off finals.

  5. One more fact. The current Commander of Maritime Pacific, Rear Admiral N.S. Greenwood is from Powell River.

  6. In 1936 Orillia printed its own money.
    I wonder what the Federal Gov. thought about that! :))

    I grew up in Orillia, best little town a kid could grow up in!! In 1979 I moved to BC. I can see the lights of Powell River from my front deck. :))

  7. Orillia was the first municipality in North America to introduce daylight savings time. Also, Orillia had the first hydro electric plant in North America.

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