Five-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Recchi [21:03 mark], four-time Olympic gold medallist Hayley Wickenheiser [56:19] and TSN analyst Craig Button [52:53] make appearances on Kamloops Last Week, each of them in town for the Memorial Cup.
Recchi, part-owner of the Kamloops Blazers, joins us in studio for a wide-ranging interview, with topics including the Memorial Cup, being on the bench for Patrick Roy’s infamous final game in Montreal, his adversarial relationship with Vancouver Canucks’ fans, NHL expansion and his hopes for finding a professional hockey job this summer.
Wickenheiser, assistant GM for the Toronto Maple Leafs, shares insight on club prospect Fraser Minten of the Blazers.
Button talks Logan Stankoven and pickleball.
We’re also joined by People in Motion executive director Deb DeLyzer [39:33], who hops in during National Accessibility Week to discuss creating a better tomorrow for people with disabilities.
Co-host Chris Foulds recaps [6:31] a lengthy city council meeting in which council members took aim at Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson for not signing papers.
Foulds takes aim at long-winded and unnecessary commentary from councillors that is contributing to marathon meetings.
McDonald’s is saluted [15:50] for levelling up its sponsorship status, moving up to co-title sponsor from segment sponsor, and we announce [16:18] a mammoth three-month extension with Volkswagen of Kamloops, which sponsors the Magic Mirror.
Last week, we celebrated one year of sponsorship from Gord’s Appliance and Mattress Centre.
In this instalment of our weekly sponsorship improv [16:41], the #LastWeekClique goes LARPing.
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