Friday, April 13, 2012

CBC - Home Fires (Series) (1980-1983)

Home Fires was a dramatic CBC series about a Toronto family during the first two years of World War II.  The show ran from 1980-1983.  Back then there weren't many Canadian TV shows or movies and those that did make it to air were seldom critically acclaimed to put it mildly.  

Home Fires was different.  It was special.  Perhaps I was intrigued with the show, in part because it was centred in Toronto and dealt with real-life issues facing families during the war, but no doubt it was also due to the cast and production.  

Home Fires introduced me to the talented Canadian actress Wendy Crewson (who played the daughter Terry).  I often mentioned the show to friends and family for years afterward.

Many times I've wished CBC would show it again... I'd like to see it in a new unit of time.

 Home Fires Cast - Lowe Family:

Gerard Parkes (as Dr. Albert Lowe in the new CBC series Home Fires)
Kim Yaroshevskaya (as Hannah Lowe),
Wendy Crewson (their daughter Terry),
Peter Spence (son Sydney) and
Sheila Moore (Lowe's nurse, Marge Brower)

(Wendy Crewson also played Kate Armstrong, one of the four War Brides on CBC)

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Juno Awards 2012

The 2012 Junos were held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with William Shatner as the host!  Blue Rodeo was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The JUNO Cup was held at the Steve Yzerman Arena in Nepean, bringing NHL alumni, artists and entertainers together in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS!!