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The Future of Hockey in Africa

The Future of Hockey in Africa

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In February 2013, I (FL Manager Scott Howe) had been living in East Africa for a few years when I heard rumors of ice hockey being played in Nairobi. I’d had miscommunications in my previous travels that resulted in disappointment, so I kept my expectations low. “Every Thursday night at the Panari Sky Centre” I was told. Much to my surprise, there was an ice rink…..but no players. I spent the evening teaching my two Kenyan friends how to scrimmage and then never really thought much more about it. Fast…

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I Work with North Korea and won’t be Stopping – Here’s why

I Work with North Korea and won’t be Stopping – Here’s why

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Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, is a far cry from the bleak, grey fortress envisioned by most Westerners. Streets are lined not just with pro-party slogans but with trees; bright green and blue paint adorn the walls of countless apartment blocks. It might not be an ideal travel destination for the average Canadian, but in March of 2016, I found myself in a Beijing hotel going through the pre-Pyongyang checklist as I prepared for my third trip to the secluded city. Visa? Check. Bags packed? Check. Reading materials deemed…

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