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Episode Twenty-Eight: Ken Wolff

2013-07-01 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore
Length: 1s

Well it’s almost Olympic time again and for people in the news and information game that means lots of work. CBC Sports is no exception and in the middle of it is the man who is the Senior Producer for the CBC Sports.ca website – Ken Wolff.  Ken is ultimately responsible for the figure skating presence online at the CBC [...]…

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Episode Twenty-Seven: Peter Gowdie

2013-06-24 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Pj has walked by the Cut n’ Run barbershop on Kingston Road in Toronto maybe a million times. What finally brought her through the door was the story of the shop and its owner Peter Gowdie that she found online (www.werundacut.com and www.werundacut.ca)  while looking to book a haircut for her son-in-law. Speaking to Peter on the phone, Pj [...]…

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Episode Twenty-Six: David Ford

2013-06-17 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore
Length: 1s

David Ford is a British singer-songwriter and has released four albums as a solo artist  to date, including: I Sincerely Apologize for All the Trouble I’ve Caused, Songs for the Road, Let the Hard Times Roll and his latest release Charge. His albums have been named Album of the Year in both the Sunday Times [...]…

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Episode Twenty-Five: Beverley Smith

2013-06-10 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Beverley Smith’s career in journalism started in 1978 at The Globe and Mail in Toronto. Pj got the chance to sit down with Bev and talk about her journey to the top of the writing game, which is as interesting and unexpected as any of the stories she has covered. It all started  with the [...]…

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Episode Twenty-Four: Riki Turofsky

2013-06-03 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Music has been a constant part of soprano Riki Turofsky’s life. After discovering her talent, Riki studied with the British Columbia Opera Ensemble, the San Francisco Opera’s Merola program and at the University of Toronto. Riki’s career took off immediately, making her New York City Opera debut in 1972 and afterwards touring throughout Europe. From [...]…

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Episode Twenty-Three: Pj Kwong

2013-05-27 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Now for something completely different. Pj  was thrilled to be asked to be the keynote speaker for the annual end of season dinner for the Canadian Federation of University Women (Leaside Chapter) in May 2013. Wondering what to talk about, she settled on bits and pieces from her life on the ice, off the ice [...]…

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Episode Twenty-Two: Pat Williams

2013-05-20 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Pat Williams is one of those men who has accomplished a great deal over the course of his 40 + year career in basketball, including the co-founding of the Orlando Magic where he is currently the Senior Vice President. Before basketball – he was a minor league baseball player. In other words, this is a [...]…

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Episode Twenty-One: Alexander Lakernik and Steve Dong

2013-05-13 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore
Length: 1s

This episode is a little different, but that’s the way we roll on this podcast. Paul took advantage of being at an international event in London, Ontario to get perspectives on sport from a Russian official and a Chinese official. We don’t often hear from the individuals behind the scenes and we jumped at the [...]…

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Episode Twenty: Scott Russell

2013-05-06 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Scott Russell is a man of many talents: commentator, author, columnist and journalist and CBC Sports veteran of more than 20 years. A graduate from Western University in London, Ontario, Russell first worked as a teacher before turning his attention to a Master’s Degree program in Journalism at his alma mater and a subsequent successful [...]…

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Episode Nineteen: Marina Zoueva

2013-04-29 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Marina Zoueva has accomplished just about everything a skating coach can achieve, producing Olympic, World and National Champions. Originally from Russia, Marina moved to Canada and then the United States, settling in Canton, Michigan, where she established the International Skating Academy. Marina brings not only a wealth of experience to her students, but also a [...]…

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Episode Eighteen: Andrea Ramolo

2013-04-22 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore
Length: 1s

Andrea Ramolo is a singer/songwriter and has released two albums – Thank You for the Ride and The Shadows and the Cracks – laying bare a vulnerability communicated through her emotional and confident voice. Her collaboration with Cindy Doire, Scarlett Jane, released the debut album Stranger last year. Andrea is a road warrior, a musician [...]…

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Episode Seventeen: Jamie Sale

2013-04-15 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Jamie Sale is synonymous with the figure skating judging scandal that rocked the 2002  Salt Lake City Olympics in which she and pair partner David Pelletier were victims of a judging scheme that would have them win the silver medal regardless of how they performed. French judge Marie-Reine Le Gougne disclosed that she had been [...]…

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Episode Sixteen: Kate Fenton and Adam Seybold

2013-04-08 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore
Length: 1s

The Quickening Theatre was formed by Ginette Mohr, Kate Fenton and Adam Seybold, with the intention of creating an imaginative theatrical world that is both edifying and delightful. Having produced a number of original plays, The Quickening Theatre’s most recent work includes: Mr. Baxter, a modern story set in the Toronto subway system and based [...]…

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Episode Fifteen: Mrs. Ellen Burka Part Two

2013-04-02 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

This is the second part of Paul’s conversation with the legendary Mrs. Ellen Burka. She discusses her coaching career, specifically with previous Open Kwong Dore guest Toller Cranston. Not to be missed.  …

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Episode Fourteen: Mrs. Ellen Burka Part One

2013-04-01 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore
Length: 1s

At age 92, Ellen Burka has reached the very height of success as a figure skating coach. Dutch national champion in 1946 and 1947, Mrs. Burka immigrated to Canada in 1950. She produced twenty-six Canadian medalists at the Olympic and world level. In 1978, Mrs. Burka received the Order of Canada and was inducted into [...]…

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Episode Thirteen: Toller Cranston

2013-03-25 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Toller Cranston. The man needs almost no introduction. A figure skating icon, he is a man who considers himself to be “an artist who skates”. Toller was the Canadian men’s figure skating champion from 1971 – 1976. He won a bronze at the World Figure Skating Championships in 1974 and an Olympic bronze medal in [...]…

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Episode Twelve: Adrienne Arsenault

2013-03-18 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Adrienne Arsenault is a foreign correspondent for the CBC with a list of accomplishments as long as your arm. She won the 2005 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association’s Journalist of the Year. She has several Gemini awards as well as awards from the American Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio and Television News Directors Association and the [...]…

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Episode Eleven: Dr. Draw

2013-03-11 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore
Length: 1s

Eugene Draw, aka Dr. Draw, calls himself a violinist. But he’s much more than that: promoter, producer, performer, world traveller – a renaissance man. He started busking on the streets as a kid and after plugging in his electric violin, Eugene hit the clubs, bringing his music across the globe. His unique vision can be [...]…

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Episode Ten: Elvis Stojko Part Two

2013-03-04 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Pj Kwong spoke with Elvis Stojko about his views on what constitutes a sport and in this podcast episode, we get to hear about what he thinks. Candid and careful in his comments, Elvis is nevertheless willing to tell the truth as he sees it. Elvis shares his philosophies, revealing a complex and interesting man. [...]…

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Episode Nine: Elvis Stojko Part One

2013-02-25 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Elvis Stojko is a seven-time Canadian men’s champion, three-time World champion and two-time Olympic silver medallist. He was born and raised just north of Toronto and has gone down in figure skating history as the first man to land a quadruple toe/double toe combination in competition in 1991. He followed up with another first when [...]…

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Episode Eight: John Rait

2013-02-18 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

John Rait is a fascinating man. As the owner of the Pentimento Fine Art Gallery on Queen Street East in Toronto’s Leslieville district, he is quickly becoming an influential force in the art scene in Toronto and beyond. His story starts as a child of a single parent home in Toronto; raised by his father [...]…

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Episode Seven: Philippa Dowding

2013-02-08 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Philippa Dowding has worked at the craft of writing since her childhood. She wrote her first book when she was nine, and has made her living from words ever since. At university she studied English Language and Literature, first at the University of Western Ontario, then at the University of Toronto, where she earned a [...]…

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Episode Six: Gord Stellick

2013-02-04 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Gord knows hockey. He became General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs when he was 30 years old and then became Assistant GM for the New York Rangers. He’s been covering the game ever since. He’s now host of Hockey Night in Canada Radio, heard Monday to Friday on Sirius 157. Pj talks with Gord [...]…

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Episode Five: Arlene Paculan

2013-01-28 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Arlene Paculan creates soulful pop that is haunting and passionate, lulling you into safe yet invigorating reverie. A triple-threat graduate of Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto with Grade 7 from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Arlene enriches cover tunes and crafts distinctive original music that soothes, heartens and delights. Her debut EP [...]…

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Episode Four: Perdita Felicien

2013-01-20 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Perdita Felicien was born on August 29 1980 in Oshawa, Ontario. At age 7 Perdita and her family moved to Pickering, Ontario, where gym teacher Mrs. Arthurs noticed her athleticism and encouraged her to try out for the track team. In elementary school Perdita excelled in the 100m, 200m and long jump, winning numerous regional [...]…

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Episode Three: Kurt Browning Part Two

2013-01-14 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Check out the second part of Pj’s interview with Kurt. A four-time Canadian and World Figure Skating Champion, Kurt represented Canada in three Winter Olympics and carried the flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1994 games. He landed the first quadruple jump in competition, an accomplishment listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Follow Kurt [...]…

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Episode Two: Kurt Browning Part One

2013-01-07 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

Kurt Browning is a four-time Canadian and World Figure Skating Champion. He represented Canada in three Winter Olympics and carried the flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1994 games. Browning landed the first quadruple jump in competition, an accomplishment listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Pj Kwong sat down with Kurt to discuss [...]…

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Episode One: Introductions

2012-12-28 :: Pj Kwong and Paul Dore

In this first episode of the Open Kwong Dore Podcast, Paul and Pj introduce themselves and talk about joining the podcast revolution. You can listen or download the episode with the player below, or search for Open Kwong Dore Podcast in the iTunes Store to subscribe.…

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