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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Videotron Center

Last week I went to Quebec city. It's about a 4.5 hours from my home. Because I am retired from the Canadian Armed Forces, I can booked cheap room on base. I reserved a room in Valcartier which is about half an hour from Quebec. At $35 per night for a room you can't go wrong. It was not the Holiday Inn but there was a fridge, TV and a toilet. There was a shower share by 8 rooms.


My main reason to go was to attend a hockey game in the bright new Videotron center and to say goodby to the colisée which will be destroy. 
 
I was not really going for the hockey, I don't even know any players in both team. But I am confident one day, the Nordiques will be back in the National Hockey League and they will play in this building.
I was born in Montmorency which is 15 minutes from Quebec city. Growing up as a teenager, I worked at the old Colisée de Québec. I had a very important job, I had to go up and down the stairs to sell chips and peanuts. One of the benefit of my job: I could watch all the games and all the shows for free. And of course I would get paid commission for the items I sold.
So the Nordiques and the Rempart (Junior major Hockey) were a big part of my life. Even when I moved away from Quebec, I kept watching my team. I was heart broken when the Nordiques moved to Colorado. It was so bad that I stopped completely watching hockey. I even boycott the companies that had rudely sold my team.
After over 10 years, living in Gatineau there was a Junior major Hockey team and I started to attended few games and was hooked back.
Now with the talk of a hockey team coming back to Quebec I'm so excited and now I've seen where they will play!

13 comments:

  1. Aww, I didn't know they were taking down the Colisée! It's nice that you got to go say goodbye. :)

    -WWE

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    1. Yes they need the ground for the parking of the new center :-(

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  2. Any pictures of you slinging peanuts?

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    1. No picture! It would have be great, I had to wear Coke pants so really cool too :-)

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    2. That would have been great to see, for sure.

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  3. Looks like a really cool place. And huge! I really like Quebec city. I've gone a few times in my younger years. I hope to visit again in the near future!

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    1. In my book, Quebec city is the best town ever! When you go, you have to go by the st-Laurence river, they have a trail that go from the bridges to the port, just lovelly!

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  4. How fun! And what great memories of your first job, selling peanuts!

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  5. How fun! And what great memories of your first job, selling peanuts!

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  6. Wow, it does look a very big place ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. It is, it can seat over 18,500 people.

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  7. Wow, it does look a very big place ...

    All the best Jan

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