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The other day my good buddy and fellow Canucks fan, Clayton Imoo, did a little interview with me about the upcoming Canucks season.Check out his video and my latest Canucks Coach episode below:
A little intro to the Canucks coach. A new episode will be loaded up for each Canucks home games.
I started watching the Canucks when I was at least 7 or 8 years old. I was a die hard fan from the start. Tony Tanti, Stan Smyl, heck I grew up with the a poster of Trevor Linden the year he was drafted. I lived and breathed Canucks hockey.
I remember watching Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 1994. Madison Square Garden. I remember Bure chasing the puck for an icing with seconds to spare in the game they would soon lose. I remember the feeling of defeat. The feeling of doubt that we would never see this moment again. Well, here we are today. Here is Vancouver sitting at the threshold of something that will go down in history one way or the other. Another moment to believe the Stanley Cup will makes it home in Vancouver.
Since getting into video, one of the first things I started doing was making fan videos for the Canucks. It's been a fun ride and one I'll continue to take as life goes on.
I've had the amazing privilege, because of being a Canucks fan, to do some awesome things with it:
- interview Dan Murphy from Sportsnet (still wish I had audio fixed and that I did that interview in character)
- visited GM Place (now Rogers Arena) for a behind the scenes tour, days before Crosby showed up for the first time on the West Coast
- interviewed Clayton Imoo (after years of talking about doing a video together...again with the audio...)
- interview with Brent Butt (because I persisted or he relented or both and I wish I had my audio fixed for this too... sigh)
- got to be on CTV and GLOBAL News a number of times (mostly because my kids are cute)
- was on the Canucks centre ice screen throughout a whole season for the opening videos (only pieces of my stuff, but still amazing)
I've been lucky and I hope to keep doing my nutty stuff for them.
I compiled a few of my favorite Canuck fan moments into one video for you to enjoy.
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A little while ago, I invited Brent Butt (creator & star of Corner Gas & Hiccups) to do a video interview with me.
In a moment of weakness and the persistence of fans, Brent obliged.
It took a bit of scheduling and some more persistence on Twitter, but Brent was very gracious to make the interview happen.
My wife and I took in his show on the 14th of April at the Comedy Mix. Very funny (the guests too). We got to spend a few minutes to talk with Brent that night and set-up the time for the interview.
I must say I was nervous having a chance to sit down in character with an icon in the Canadian Entertainment industry. It was also intimidating knowing that Brent sat down with George Stroumboulopoulos early this same week. However, the show went on.
We sat down and chatted for 30 minutes and I really enjoyed my time. A very special thanks to my good friend Geoff Heith for filming and to the Comedy Mix for letting us use their green room. And of course, a very special thank you to Brent for going through with this whole crazy thing. Enjoy the rye and I hope we can connect again soon.
Hope you enjoy the interview.
Matthew A. Hawkins
Just check out the pics he took of me below.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PHOTO! SO AWESOME GEOFF!!!!
I'm ready for the Canucks playoff run, are you???
Matthew A. Hawkins