Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Canadian Road Show

Today I'm finishing the hockey fan event that took place back in March at Lansdowne. I mentioned the mobile museum of hockey memorabilia in yesterday's post. It was all contained in an expandable truck trailer, and this was one end, covered with the logos of current (and one future) NHL teams.


There were also activities outside Aberdeen Pavilion, with displays, music, and another floor hockey game set up. There was a photo booth of sorts set up as well, something that sent a series of photos edited into a gif to your email. Some of you have probably already seen mine at Facebook, but I've added it into that Youtube link. I look thoroughly disreputable.


One of the displays had a number of Playmobil style NHL figures set up. These were all about three feet tall- a good deal bigger than the toys usually are.


And for whatever reason, this nefarious looking fellow was overseeing a game of floor hockey too.

28 comments:

  1. Lots of hokey lokeys or hockey jockeys and some thoroughly disreputable folks...but I don't put you into the last category. I think there are many people who look more disreputable. Me, for one! :)

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  2. Ronald McDonald?
    It still looks like a great event.
    Also, very nice photos William.

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  3. Oh my gosh. Those toys are too cute.

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  4. I confess I'm a little behind on my hockey league logos.

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  5. Oh now if Aimee had been there and spotted Ronald McDonald we wouldn't have seen her for dust.. clown phobia big time 😀😀

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  6. you don't see Ronald much any more. & he skates! i see other people don't like clowns either, i didn't have problem until i watched "it" the steven king movie. totally scared the poooh out of me. lol!! ( ;

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  7. @Lowell: I am quite disreputable.

    @Pat: an odd addition.

    @Whisk: they made a good photo op.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Revrunner: one of them puzzled me.

    @Tom: this one was!

    @Grace: uh oh!

    @Beth: he seems to largely have gone into retirement.

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  8. Hockey seems to be a prime sport in Canada. Those little figurines are so whimsical and appealing. Like happy little souls.

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  9. Ah when the Flyers came to Philadelphia I as real young, and it was like going to a bullfight or something: different and slightly disreputable. My parents were into it and I remember being frightened of the puck warning before the game, LOL. The rest is history: what a run they had with Bernie Parant and the boys when I was young!

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  10. There's always some tacky stuff and advertising to go along with the good stuff.

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  11. Nefarious is right! Wherever he goes, burgers and fries follow.

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  12. I like the Play mobile style figures. Have a wonderful day!

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  13. @Gemma: it is quite popular here.

    @Cloudia: the fans get invested in it.

    @Red: true, and McD's seems to be a major sponsor. At least the jerseys aren't decorated with sponsorship labels... yet.

    @Sharon: indeed!

    @Nancy: thanks!

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  14. I like the Playmobil figures and outfits. :)

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  15. Hello, the NHL figures are cute. I am sure they are very popular. What a great event. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  16. Very cool shots. Yes for Playmobil figures, no for the clown. He looks tall and scary... I'm sorry.

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  17. Canada really loves their hockey. Such a wonderful event for the fans.

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  18. @Linda: I did too.

    @Marleen: it was!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Klara: clowns have that effect on a lot of people.

    @Bill: we're pretty loyal to our teams!

    @RedPat: definitely!

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  19. What fun. The toys were something to want to take home.

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  20. Looks like it was a fun event for kids too. I do remember your picture from FB!

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  21. Nefarious fellow was probably representing a nefarious corporation chipping in big bucks to make an appearance.

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  22. Playmobile ... now that takes me back to when the children used to have lots of the small figures. Those models at three feet tall, are certainly a good deal bigger than the toys usually are.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Sadly, I just don't get hockey!

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  24. Looks like the Sens are getting off to a great start in the playoffs!

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