Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tim Hortons Launches Canadian ‘EHmoji’ Keyboard

(Image via Tim Hortons)
Texting like a Canadian, eh?

Tim Hortons has rolled out a unique emoji keyboard, or EHmoji, as they call it, just in time for Canada Day next Wednesday. The keyboard features 12 symbolic Canadian images: a maple leaf, barbeque, beaver, Muskoka chair, heart-shaped flag, moose, toque, fireworks, Inukshuk, “Eh” in English, “Tsé” in French, and a Tim Hortons coffee cup.

The coffee giant is also asking Canadians to suggest what else should be included on the keyboard by tweeting their suggestions to @TimHortons with the hashtag #TextLikeaCanadian. The most popular ones will be added on July 1 and in the weeks following Canada Day.

“As Canadians, we have a unique way of expressing ourselves, whether it’s our distinct cultural sayings or the activities that drive our passions from coast to coast,” said Peter Nowlan, chief marketing officer of Tim Hortons.

The app is a free download from the App Store and will be available for Android users by June 29.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Martin Brodeur Announces Retirement

(Image via: Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY)
Arguably the best goaltender in NHL history is calling it a career. At least on the ice, that is.

Goaltender Martin Brodeur will retire with 691 wins and 125 shutouts, which are most in NHL history.

The 42-year-old netminder signed a one-year contract with the Blues on Dec. 2 after a knee injury to starting goalie Brian Elliott. Brodeur was 3-3-0 with a 2.87 GAA and .899 save percentage with the Blues.

Brodeur finished his 22-year NHL career with a 691-397-176 record, a 2.24 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 1,266 appearances.

He also retires having won four Vezina trophy's, three Stanley Cups rings, and two Olympic gold medals. Among his many other feats, he also recorded the most regular season shutouts, most playoff shutouts and most goals scored as a goaltender.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Legendary Hockey Coach Pat Quinn Dies At 71

Former player and well known hockey coach Pat Quinn has passed away after a battle with a lengthy illness.

The WHL team the Vancouver Giants announced the sad news Monday morning on behalf of the Quinn family. The co-owner of the Giants passed away Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital.
"Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family," said Giants majority owner Ron Toigo. "Pat was an inspiration to all of us. He always said that respect was something that should be earned, not given, and the respect that he garnered throughout the hockey world speaks for itself. He will be sorely missed."
Quinn began his junior career with the Hamilton Tiger Cubs and Hamilton Kilty B’s in the Ontario Hockey Association. Quinn turned pro in 1963-64 and was called up to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1968, making his NHL debut.

He then played two seasons in Vancouver and prematurely retired in 1977 after suffering an ankle injury. Quinn coached several NHL teams including with the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers and then moved on to become the General Manager and President of the Vancouver Canucks.

Quinn, who is a member of the Order of Canada, guided Team Canada to the gold medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

"Toy Story 4" To Hit Theaters In 2017

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If you haven't learned by now, franchises are never really dead in Hollywood. They get remade, rebooted, spun-off, or reimagined, and for a series as lucrative as Toy Story, it was only a matter of time before another movie was in the works.

Years of rumours have come to this: Disney is officially working on Toy Story 4, and John Lasseter is set to direct. Disney announced the news on an earnings calling Thursday afternoon. Toy Story 4 will hit theatres June 16, 2017.

The last film in the series, Toy Story 3, opened in theatres in 2010 and marked the end of Woody and Buzz’s time with Andy.
No story details yet, but I presume Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and the rest of the gang will be back.

Pixar’s release slate looks like this over the next few years:

– June 2015: Inside Out
– November 2015: The Good Dinosaur
– June 2016: Finding Dory
– June 2017: Toy Story 4

Pixar announced earlier this year that they are working on new films in the Incredibles and Cars franchises, but those movies don’t have release dates yet.