What a game last night at the Casman Centre! A 4-1 win for the Oil Barons over Drayron Valley, with game 2 going tonight at 8! Our play by play guy Evan Cooke and Bruce Ferguson talked to Gord after the game.
The road to recovery is a long one — especially after suffering from a stroke. Randy Travis is still on that bumpy path following a stroke in July of last year, despite making lots of progress since then. The legend’s family and friends, including fellow country singer Neal McCoy, worry the singer’s stroke may affect his ability to ever perform again. Travis may be making strides, but he’s starting small, and McCoy worries he may never be able to pick up a guitar again. “He looks great, but is still struggling to use both of his hands,” McCoy tells People Magazine (quote via Contact Music). “I don’t know if he’ll ever fully recover, but he’s a tough guy with a work ethic.” Currently, Travis’ main concerns include working on body functions like walking and talking. The stroke was a result of congestive heart failure, and despite original reports that he was improving following the stroke, Travis was rushed to surgery soon after. The emergency surgery was supposed to relive pressure from his brain. Thankfully, on Valentine’s Day, Travis slipped on his cowboy boots and stepped out in public for the very first time since the stroke. His good friend, McCoy, was there and even documented the occasion on his Facebook page. McCoy isn’t the only one proud of Travis’ progress — the star’s family members also have high hopes that he’ll one day return to the stage. Says father Harold Traywick, “I’m sure he would just like to get back to work.”
Make sure you get your tickets and don’t miss out on the Barra MacNeils coming on March 17th at Keyano! If you like music with a maritime feel you will need to get your tickets to this one! Keyano.ca/theatre or at the Box Office!
Polar bears look cute and cuddly, but if you ever come accross one in the wild do not run towards it and give it a hug, you might be dinner for him! When all animals are small they are cute, and a baby polar bear is soooooo cute! The Toronto Zoo, no that’s not code for the craziness that follows Mayor Rob Ford, is the proud parent of a new Polar Bear and they had a contest to find him a name. Here is your chance to meet_________________!
Paramedic Pete isn’t just some guy who is on the Country 93.3 Morning Show, he is a true friend! When I was recovering from chest pains he came over to my house to make sure I was OK, he helped my wife with a foot problem and has really helped Ferne with her leg after she broke it and had 2 metal rod put in. Today Pete needs some help, he is suffering from a head cold, and by the sounds of it i am glad he didn’t come in to do the show this week!
It’s no secret that Carrie Underwood has some of the best legs in country music. But perfectly toned legs don’t come naturally, and the superstar works hard to keep hers in tip-top shape. Though, Underwood doesn’t do all the hard work on her own. According to Glamour, the singer calls in her favorite trainer, Erin Oprea, to help whip her legs and thighs into shape. The two have been working out together for a long time, and it shows if you look at the ‘See You Again’ singer’s legs. Want to get Underwood-like legs? You’ll have to start with everyone’s not-so-favorite workouts … squats and lunges. The star is a fan of squats to lunges — she does 15 reps of these before moving on to something else. The blonde also adds 15 reps of the lateral lunge into her leg workout. She adds a twist to the common lateral lunge by adding one 5- to 15-pound weight. For a more intense squat, Underwood hits the stairs! She positions herself on one stair then lowers down into the squat position and jumps before landing back into the squatting position on the next step. Talk about a workout! Did you reach the top of your staircase? Just walk back down to the bottom and start all over again, because that’s how you’ll get Carrie Underwood’s legs. For the next more unique squat, head to your kitchen. Find a hip-high countertop and hold on. Spread your legs and stand as high on your tiptoes as you possibly can. Start lowering yourself into a wide leg squat while still on your toes, then pull yourself up about an inch and then pull down about an inch. Underwood calls these leg killers the “pulsing sumo squat,” and she does them a whopping 40 times before standing upright. She’s not afraid of skater hops to get her limbs ready for short dresses — she does these for about a minute. Underwood also likes to bust out a Bosu ball for her workout. She squats with one leg on the Bosu ball before jumping and repeating with the next leg for 30 seconds. Last but not least, Underwood mixes in cherry pickers with up to a 25-pound kettlebell. She spreads her legs but keeps her knees from being too upright. When she bends her knees, she keeps her back flat as she starts to lower the kettlebell in her hands towards the ground. If you start working on these eight leg-focused workout moves, you’ll have your stems ready for spring weather and short skirts in no time!
The Vancouver Canucks have traded away Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers, and to put an end to a terrible time in his life, the Country 93.3 Choir wrote a song!
MacDonald Island has turned into a huge project that has spawned the One Team, and that is going to link all of the rec facilities in Wood Buffalo including the new facility in Anzac! I had the chance to talk to Theresa Wells of the One Team about the new building since I haven’t been out yet.
Country 93.3 is very proud to be a partner of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, and we help them every year with food drives and bringing awareness to their needs and issues. They are having a fund raiser on Friday that you can help them with, and you can have some soup too!
I am sure that there are some amazing scientists in the world, and i am sure they can solve lots of problems, but did a team from M.I.T. come up with the hover board? Did you see the movie Back To The Future? Michael J Fox’s character flies around on a modern skateboard that floats and doesn’t ride on wheels. I want one, where can I get one?