GAME FACE - Jill Perry's Story
A Canadian champion. A cancer warrior. A trailblazer. An advocate of equality. A mentor. The owner and head coach of a legendary Canadian boxing club. A woman. Jill Perry is a truly magnificent woman and her story is just what you need on International Womens Day. If Jill inspires you as much as her story spoke to us, please comment women who need to hear her story and whose stories inspire you! 🇨🇦🏆🥊
Until the Final Bell Rings
Lisa Langevin and Daphne Ballard's Fight For The Cure Story UNTIL THE FINAL BELL RINGS shares the Fight For The Cure journey of the white-collar charity boxing gala’s first female participants. Daphne Ballard and Lisa Langevin—mothers, best friends, teammates and now boxing competitors—will face off at the sold-out event on Saturday October 13 at Casino du Lac-Leamy. The ladies trained for eight months in preparation for their four-minute face off in the ring to do their part helping those fighting cancer and striving to ring their final treatment bell. We’re so honoured to share their story in our short documentary coming this evening! Please follow the links below to donate to The Regional Cancer Foundation. Lisa: http://donate.ottawacancer.ca/site/TR/Events/2018FightfortheCure?px=1055552&pg=personal&fr_id=1280#.W7_B0C2ZP-Z Daphne: http://donate.ottawacancer.ca/site/TR/Events/2018FightfortheCure?px=1272141&pg=personal&fr_id=1280#.W7_BxS2ZP-Z 🥊 Support FFTC Competitors: https://www.fightforthecure.ca/competitors Produced for Ottawa Life Magazine Music by Hooksounds.com
#StuStrong | Timeout with the Twins for Ottawa Life Magazine
Timeout with the Twins, Ottawa Life Magazine's new sports team, presents: #StuStrong. Throughout his rise to becoming one of Ottawa's most recognizable voices "Stuntman" Stu Schwartz has remained dedicated to ensuring the entertainment and wellbeing of the Ottawa community. From guest appearances at innumerable local events to kickstarting an immensely successful anti-bullying campaign and hosting the Ottawa Senators' annual Sens Skills, Stu has always given everything he can to the community. In early 2016 when Stu announced he had Leukemia, the community recognized it was their turn to give back to Stu. This is his story. Music: Hooksounds.com “50 New Cities,” “Flowers,” “Reminiscing,” “Moving Forward,” “Background Corporate Upbeat” ● Subscribe to Ottawa Life! https://bit.ly/SubscribeToOLM ● ● Follow Ottawa Life ● http://instagram.com/ottawalifemag https://tiktok.com/@ottawa_life https://twitter.com/ottawalifers https://www.facebook.com/ottawalifemagazine
The History of the Medicine Game
Lacrosse: A Healing Game for the Creator and Community September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage you to learn more about the Indigenous roots of lacrosse, with "The History of the Medicine Game: Lacrosse: A Healing Game for the Creator and Community.” This documentary, which details the history and importance of the game to Indigenous culture, was created in partnership with Sport for Life. Special thanks to Peter Garrow, Findley Wilson, Naomi Walser, and Kelly Conlin. 🎥 Timeout With the Twins -- Le 30 septembre, 2021 est la toute première Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation. Nous vous encourageons à vous renseigner sur les racines autochtones du sport de crosse, en visionnant « L’histoire du jeu de médecine : la crosse : un jeu de guérison pour le Créateur et la communauté. » Ce documentaire, qui souligne l’histoire et l’importance du jeu dans les cultures autochtones, a été créé en association avec Le sport c’est pour la vie.
Legacy of Love and Football: The Ed Laverty Story
The late Ed Laverty, congenially referred to as the “God Father of Touch Football,” was a humble and hard-working man with a deep rooted passion for football and community. Ed was the driving force behind the Ottawa Nepean Touch Football League working for over 50 years as a player, administrator, builder and ambassador while also presiding over Touch Football Ontario for nearly a decade and helping launch Touch Football Canada. He became involved with the ONTFL in the late 1960’s adding new teams and creating new divisions and leagues for all levels of play — including both women’s and co-ed competition. Under his guidance, participation in the league grew from six teams to hundreds of teams and 14 divisions by 2014. Currently three generations of athletes play in the league. Some of Ed’s most notable achievements include: executed the widely adopted “overload offence”; national recognition for bringing 140 teams to the city in 1996 for a Canadian Touch Football Championship called “Crash the Capital”; received the Mayor’s Cup Award in 2013 for Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Ottawa; inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 2014; and honoured with a field in his name in 2018. Ed’s dedication to the community extended far beyond the boundaries of a football field; he was admired for offering the shirt off his back and a seat at his dinner table to anyone in need. In addition to being a jokester with witty one-liners and a football always in hand, Ed is fondly remembered as a loving husband and a dedicated father. We hope his story, “Legacy of Love and Football,” stirs inspiration in your heart.
Gold Medal Game Showcase Canada vs. USA Women's Lacrosse 2019 U19 World Championship
In advance of the Fall Classic this weekend (October 19-20) featuring a variety of Team Canada vs. Team USA field lacrosse games, we proudly share the story of Team Canada's Gold Medal Match experience at the U19 Women's Worlds in Peterborough in August 2019. Keep an eye out for U19 Team Canada Captain Bianca Chevarie on the field this weekend at the Fall Classic. Video filmed, edited and produced by Timeout with the Twins
Dedicated athletes Sindy Hooper and Kent Guindon know what it means to compete. A triathlete and former competitive soccer player, Hooper is happiest training for Ironman competitions on a scenic trail or in nature’s pools. An only child, Guindon sought a means to achieving peak physical fitness divergent from team sports and fell in love with the intensity and athleticism boxing and strength training demands. As athletes who thrive in an individualized arena, cancer was an unexpected and unforgiving opponent. Hooper and Guindon's athleticism and accompanying mental and emotional health gave them a fighting chance to fight their chance.
The Canadian Paralympic wheelchair rugby team took home a silver medal in London and finished fourth in Rio. Team co-captain Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the president of Ottawa’s local wheelchair rugby team, the Ottawa Stingers. He says although his teammates are great athletes, there’s something significantly more special about the group of guys he spends a few hours with two nights a week.
Second Home Team
Billeting provides a home away from home for more than 1,200 junior hockey players across the country. This is the story of one of those homes. Over more than a decade, the Grays have opened their home and hearts to nearly a dozen Ottawa 67’s players, providing meals, humour and guidance along the way. This short doc was produced during our undergraduate studies in Carleton University's journalism program in collaboration with Scott Wheeler for the fourth year production class' Twenty-fifth Hour program. Special thanks to the Gray family for welcoming us into their home, as they have done for many young hockey players. Family photos courtesy of Valerie Wutti and Joan Gray.