Sunday, 17 July 2011

What Did You Do On Summer Vacation?

This won't be a long entry, but it's one that I'm very excited about. With a summer heatwave approaching the HBIC headquarters, this view of the beach seems like a good idea. With the vast amount of things to do over the summer, the last thing you'd expect to see is a major hockey star spending some time in Winnipeg working. It was a strange sight, and I didn't have a camera with me, but the great Don Cherry is in Winnipeg on his summer vacation for what appears to be filming for a second movie based on his amazing life. This one - following-up Keep Your Head Up, Kid - appears to be about the next part of his life: from Colorado to the CBC and Coach's Corner.

While I've been trying to acquire a photo or two, sources say that one film set features an old CBC Sports studio. This, of course, would be where Coach's Corner got its start shortly after Don Cherry had been fired as coach of the Colorado Rockies.

There was a call for extras last month in the city as the production and film crews begin work on this newest segment of the Don Cherry mini-series, and with the impending arrival of the Jets back to Winnipeg, word on the street is that a lot of excited hockey fans came out as extras for this movie.

Mr. Cherry was seen locally at a Subway today where he was getting a meal, and it is thought that he was on-set to check out how things were going. His son, Tim Cherry, is reportedly producing this next segment in the same manner as the first Don Cherry movie, so it may have been a bit of a family reunion. During the first movie, Don Cherry met up with Tim during filming as well, so it may very well be a case of Don getting a chance to hang out with his son for a while.

If I can get my source to sneak a photo or two out, I'll post them up here (with the production company's permission, of course). For now, know that we're about a year or two away from the next Don Cherry story appearing on television. And make sure you tune in later this week as we'll feature more Don Cherry on HBIC!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!


Menage-Pro said...

Gees, my summer wasn't as exciting as Mr. Cherry's.

I spent it cleaning my house and yard!

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I went to New York this summer and I enjoyed the vacation very much.