That mercifully brief, final colour scheme, mandatory the moment you cross that stretch of the Trans Canada Highway at the provincial border heading due east, never seemed to ring true, anyway. “The secret,’’ confesses Randy Chevrier, “since I was a kid – ask anyone that knew me growing up – green actually was my favourite colour. “As far as football goes, I’m red all the way.”Now that is a colour most becoming. Even on a mountain of a man, 6-foot-2 and tipping the Toledos at 270 pounds.
For a 10-year-old boy deprived of the love, mentorship and support of a parent, hockey helped at least cope with the inexplicable loss. Sixteen years ago, he lost his father Gerald to a heart attack. In a split second, the family's world had been turned upside down. "It was,'' he once admitted, "my form of therapy." And so, that boy, when all grown up, graduated to the summit of his profession and in a position to give back, felt a need to make a difference.
This isn't like being asked to parachute into somewhere totally foreign. "We have a bunch of crazy connections with Calgary,'' says Brigitte Smith. "My sister (Lise-Marie) actually lives in Canmore. She has two kids, we have the four. I never get to see her. Now they get to see their cousins. My sister's husband Chris used to be the doctor for the Flames. "I used to be a downhill skier, so I spent a ton of time in Calgary, training. So it's almost like it's this is a home-away-from-home.
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