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Patrick Chan/Don Jackson - Japan Earthquake Relief Apr 2

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by WildRose, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    from Patrick Chan on Twitter:

    I don't see it on the arena event website yet - maybe someone in the area can check it out. I'm not sure if this is a show, or an opportunity to skate with Patrick and Don Jackson, but it's for a good cause so hopefully there will be more info available soon.
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  2. kalamalka

    kalamalka Well-Known Member

    There's a club show which may be being repurposed. Don Jackson was touting it on the CBC show last Saturday, and saying that Patrick would be there if he could get flights - since of course it had been expected to be post-worlds, and I gather the commitment had been made some time ago.

    From the Oshawa Skating Club website:
    Oshawa Skating Club Carnival - Adventures in TV Land

    Our Bi-Annual Carnival is being held Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the GM Centre. Tickets are available at the box office, on-line or by calling 1-877-436-8811.

    See Special performances by 1962 World and 4 time Canadian Champion Don Jackson and 4 time (current) Canadian Figure Skating Champion and 2 time World Silver Medallist Patrick Chan.
  3. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

    Yes - this is the club show which had been planned for quite a long time. Tickets went on sale before the earthquake.

    Patrick was scheduled to be in Toronto post-Worlds getting choreography for the next season and this fit in with his plans.

    As Don said in his interview, Patrick was still going to participate if he could arrange the flights from his training base. Kudos to him for doing this in the midst of his current pre-Worlds training schedule.
  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    That explains it - thanks all.
  5. googooeyes

    googooeyes Active Member

    Patrick will be skating and donating his fees to the Japan Earthquake/Asia Tsunami Fund of the Red Cross. He is a remarkable person!
    Here is the club info:


    The show is this Saturday night at 7:00pm at GM Place in Oshawa. And don't forget about Don Jackson!
  6. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

    So nice of them to throw this event!

  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Patrick Chan to help Don Jackson celebrate birthday
    This blog article says Chan is donating his fee:
    Patrick Chan ready to skate for a cause
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011
  8. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

    What a selfish jerk Chan is!

    (just kidding)
  9. aaron

    aaron New Member

    Thank you very much Sylvia, for the great article link!
  10. galaxy

    galaxy Active Member

    Arigatou from the bottom of my heart, Patrick, Don and everyone involved.
    So encouraging.
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Globe and Mail article about yesterday's show: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/the-show-goes-on-for-patrick-chan/article1969074/
    ETA link to photos of Jackson and Chan (thanks for posting the link at GS, SkateFiguring!): http://www.justinechiu.com/2011/oshawa-skating-carnival/
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  12. clarie

    clarie Well-Known Member

    I hope someone was able to see the show and share their impressions :).