The Quest for the Stanley Cup Begins . . .

11 Apr

Watch this commercial and learn more about Canada’s passion for hockey.

Click here to listen to other students imitating this commercial. You can also record your own imitation.



Watch this video for a summary of the Vancouver Canucks’ 2011-2012 season.


18 Responses to “The Quest for the Stanley Cup Begins . . .”

  1. Joe Khun April 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Hi Jennifer,
    I going to tell you about the Canucks Hockey team they will knockout of first around. Now they have being frustrated and like the coach don’t have a good strategy. If you are the Canucks fans good luck.

    • Jen April 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

      Joe, I guess your prediction was right! Hopefully they can win at least one game so that they don’t get swept in four games.


  2. naghmeh April 12, 2012 at 2:21 am #

    Hi Jennifer,
    I found the name of Goverenor General of Canada but i saw one of my friend found it sooner than me.Now i find the previous Governor General of Canada.
    Michaëlle Jean was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1968, fleeing the dictatorial regime of the time.

    After studying comparative literature at the Université de Montréal, she taught Italian in the Université’s Department of Literature and Modern Languages. During her studies, Ms. Jean worked for eight years with Quebec shelters for battered women, while actively contributing to the establishment of a network of emergency shelters throughout Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. She later ventured into journalism and became a highly regarded journalist and anchor of information programs at Radio-Canada television and CBC Newsworld. She is married to Jean-Daniel Lafond and they have a daughter, Marie-Éden.

    Michaëlle Jean was the 27th governor general of Canada, from September 27, 2005, to September 30, 2010.

    • Jen April 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

      Hi Naghmeh,

      Yes, someone beat you to the punch, but I’m glad you found the name of the former Governor General. She was very active when an earthquake struck Haiti. I believe that she is still trying to actively help her native country.


    • Joe Khun April 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

      Hi Naghmeh,
      The canadian Governor General name is David Jhonston but you got the pass one. She has been before but now they change a new Governor Gerneral.

      • naghmeh April 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

        Hi Joe Khun ,
        Thanks for your attention.Jennifer told us find some thing about the pervious Governer General of Canada due to the fact that I found Michaëlle Jean.

  3. Calin April 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    Hi Jennifer ,

    I observed that you like hockey game , maybe you are fan Vancouver Canucks so don’t worry because tonight Vancouver don’t wins . I want tell you this season when played at home they had many bad results and last two months Los Angeles Kings played very good away but don’t forget Vancouver playing very well away . I think Vancouver have chance to past next level but this year I can’t give chance to win Stanley Cup . Last year Vancouver deserved win Stanley Cup because they were constantly all season and played very well but in final is happened something strange , I can’t understand what is happened . This is the life sometimes is not correct .


    • Jen April 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

      Hi Calin,

      Yes, you’re right. Last year was their best chance to win the Cup. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out, but that’s why they play the game. I think that the most interesting thing about sports is that on any give day, any team has a chance to win.


  4. Harris April 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Hi Jennifer,
    I have to tell you that Vancouver Canucks won’t reach the final even though you will get disappointed. As you know, Vancouver Canucks isn’t the strongest team in NHL, and haven’t been champion before, therefore I think Canucks has to continue to gain experience.

    • Jen April 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      Hi Harris,

      Don’t worry. I won’t be upset. I’ve waited since I was five years old for the Canucks to win the Stanley Cup!


  5. Calin April 11, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    Hi Jennifer ,
    I found some interesting information about Government of Canada maybe all students will be interested to know . I put below all these information :

    Country name: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Canada
    Government type: a parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchy
    Capital: name: Ottawa geographic coordinates: 45 25 N, 75 42 W time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November note: Canada is divided into six time zones
    Administrative divisions: 10 provinces and 3 territories*; Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories*, Nova Scotia, Nunavut*, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory*
    Independence: 1 July 1867 (union of British North American colonies); 11 December 1931 (recognized by UK per Statute of Westminster)
    National holiday: Canada Day, 1 July (1867)
    Constitution: made up of unwritten and written acts, customs, judicial decisions, and traditions; the written part of the constitution consists of the Constitution Act of 29 March 1867, which created a federation of four provinces, and the Constitution Act of 17 April 1982, which transferred formal control over the constitution from Britain to Canada, and added a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as procedures for constitutional amendments
    Legal system: common law system except in Quebec where civil law based on the French civil code prevails
    Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
    Executive branch: head of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor General David JOHNSTON (since 1 October 2010) head of government: Prime Minister Stephen Joseph HARPER (since 6 February 2006) cabinet: Federal Ministry chosen by the prime minister usually from among the members of his own party sitting in Parliament (For more information visit the World Leaders website ) elections: the monarchy is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister for a five-year term; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition in the House of Commons generally designated prime minister by the governor general
    Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament or Parlement consists of the Senate or Senat (105 seats; members appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister and serve until 75 years of age) and the House of Commons or Chambre des Communes (308 seats; members elected by direct, popular vote to serve a maximum of four-year terms) elections: House of Commons – last held on 2 May 2011 (next to be held no later than 19 October 2015) election results: House of Commons – percent of vote by party – Conservative Party 39.6%, New Democratic Party 30.6%, Liberal Party 18.9%, Bloc Quebecois 6%, Greens 3.9%; seats by party – Conservative Party 166, New Democratic Party 103, Liberal Party 34, Bloc Quebecois 4, Greens 1
    Judicial branch: Supreme Court of Canada (judges are appointed by the governor general on the recommendation of the prime minister); Federal Court of Canada; Federal Court of Appeal; Tax Court of Canada; Provincial/Territorial Courts (these are named variously Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench, Superior Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Justice)
    Political parties and leaders: Bloc Quebecois [Louis PLAMONDON]; Conservative Party of Canada [Stephen HARPER]; Green Party [Elizabeth MAY]; Liberal Party [Robert RAE (interim)]; New Democratic Party [Nycole Turmel (interim)]
    Political pressure groups and leaders: other: agricultural sector; automobile industry; business groups; chemical industry; commercial banks; communications sector; energy industry; environmentalists; public administration groups; steel industry; trade unions
    International organization participation: ADB (nonregional member), AfDB (nonregional member), APEC, Arctic Council, ARF, ASEAN (dialogue partner), Australia Group, BIS, C, CDB, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, FATF, G-20, G-7, G-8, G-10, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MINUSTAH, MONUSCO, NAFTA, NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS, OECD, OIF, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, PIF (partner), SECI (observer), UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNDOF, UNESCO, UNFICYP, UNHCR, UNMIS, UNRWA, UNTSO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC
    Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Gary DOER chancery: 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001 telephone: [1] (202) 682-1740 FAX: [1] (202) 682-7701 consulate(s) general: Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco/Silicon Valley,, Seattle consulate(s): Anchorage, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Diego, San Jose (California), Tucson
    Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador David C. JACOBSON embassy: 490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1G8 mailing address: P. O. Box 5000, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-0430; P.O. Box 866, Station B, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5T1 telephone: [1] (613) 688-5335 FAX: [1] (613) 688-3082 consulate(s) general: Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg

    Sorry for this long comment but i think can be very interesting .

    • Jen April 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      Hi Calin,

      You don’t have to apologize for posting information. I think that the more you know about your new country, the better off you are.


  6. doaa April 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    Hi Jen,
    I searched in Google about the governor general of Canada right now because I didn’t know him before and I find that his name is David Lloyd Johnston since first of October 2010.


    • Jen April 11, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

      Hi Doaa,

      Yes, that’s right! You’re very fast. Can anyone tell me the name of the previous Governor-General?


  7. heydayeveryday April 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    I don’t eat boston pizza )))
    But Tim Thomas was super in last season

    • Jen April 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Yes, Thomas is a great goalie. Did you know that he didn’t even make it into the NHL until he was about 30 years old?

  8. Elaine April 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Hi Jennifer,
    The Stanley Cup is beginning. Also the hockey fans are excised. We lose it last year, so it is our turn in this year. But we promise we don’t have any more uprising in this year. Go Canucks Go!


    • Jen April 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

      Hi Elaine,
      Yes, the fans are certainly very excited. However, perhaps their spirits have been dampened by yesterday’s loss. Hopefully, there won’t be a riot this year.


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