We were followed into Edmonton with the HNIC crew and a TSN crew. We split the trip up from Lloydminster with each crew. We stopped at a town named Veigerville that hd the world’s largest easter egg. It was huge. Very beautiful too. It was a Ukranian design with copper inlayed into the design. We switched camera crews at that point and made our way into Edmonton. We camped for one night at a very muddy spot and made our way back into Edmonton the following morning for the game day skate. Graham got to go in and sit with G.M. Kevin Lowe and talk hockey with him and Scotty Bowman whom had come in at the same time. J.J. Hebert had things all set up for us upon arrival and made our stay very special. We once again stayed right at the arena on the back ramp area where the teams come in and out. They gave us a dressing room for our own use. We spent the day doing some media interviews, did some walking, and relaxing. It’s nice to stay in one spot for a bit and not have to drive. We had a tour of the CBC truck that produces the HNIC show before the game started. Don Metz who is in charge of production at the Edmonton facility toured us through and then came and got us during the game and took us through again so we could see it when the things were running on live time. We went and had a visit with Ron McLean and Don Cherry during the second period when they weren’t on air. As you can see by a couple of the pictures, Don had me wear the boa he had on at the beginning of the show. It was breast cancer awareness night at Rexall Place and he wore it to liven things up with his usual touch of humour. He told me to keep it, so I have it along with me now in the RV. You never know when it might come in handy to have a hot pink feather boa to wear!!!
We were also honoured to be special guests of G.M. Kevin Lowe and his wife Karen in their family box for the game. Kevin’s mom Jessie was there too as were two of the Lowe children. A very nice family and they made us feel so welcome. J.J. also kindly gave us an autographed Oilers playoff jersey from last year that will go for auction. It is the dark navy colour and I think I like it better than the white ones. It was a long day and we gladly crawled into bed that night. The countdown stands now at 3 teams down and 27 to go.