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NATURE                                          PEOPLE

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INVENTIONS

Marsh Pegs5 - Marsh Flexible Goal Pegs: a deceptively simple but amazingly effective ice-hockey goal net anchoring systemFred Marsh worked for over forty years in arenas at every level of operation from ice-making and maintenance to management.  This experience led to the development of many innovations in arena equipment, three of which, including the Marsh Pegs, have been patented.

Marsh Pegs have been used in the National Hockey League since 1991.   Fred, who had always dreamed of being in the NHL, finally made it with the Marsh Pegs at fifty-six, he joked that he was the oldest rookie in the NHL.  At the present time, most professional hockey leagues in North America recommend Marsh Pegs as the goal anchoring system to be used.  In addition, the International Ice Hockey Federation also recommends the Marsh Pegs and they are used in several European countries.  The Pegs are used in World Cup games and in the last two Winter Olympics.  Most new arena construction specifies that inserts for Marsh Pegs be installed.

THE EGG CARTON7 - Fergus Tomlin in Smithers B.C. shares the story behind Joseph Coyle's egg carton, a design that solved an on-going dilemma for a frustrated deliveryman with a basket of broken eggs. 

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MISCELLANEOUS

Largest Public Foundation in Canada Coquitlam Foundation

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NATURE

The Fraser River, with its many tributaries, boasts the largest salmon run in the world.1

On January 9, 1994, Brackendale set the world record count for bald eagles with more than 3,766 sightings. 3

Cloudiest Place in North America Prince Rupert, BC

Sitka spruce in BC is the 2nd tallest species of tree in North America (Redwood is #1)

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PEOPLE

Vancouver is the 3rd largest city in Canada (behind Toronto & Montreal)

Raymond Burr The actor, was born in New Westminster, BC, May 21, 1917.  He starred in many films and TV shows such as Ironside and Perry Mason.

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REFERENCES

1-     http://www.britishcolumbia.com/Wildlife/

2-     http://www.brackendaleeagles.com/

3-     http://www.findfamilyfun.com/eagles.htm

4-     The top 10 of Everything 2003, Russell Ash, 2002 Korling Kindersley Limited  (unless specifically marked otherwise, all facts are from this book)

5-     http://www.marshpegs.com/history.html

6- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000994/

7- http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/09/16/the-design-behind-the-egg-carton/

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