Don Cherry headlines Stephen Colbert Day in Oshawa

    OSHAWA, ON, March 9 /CNW/ - Don Cherry, hockey icon and star of "Coach's
Corner" on Hockey Night in Canada, will headline Oshawa's Stephen Colbert Day
Festival, "Grin and Bear It," on March 20 at the General Motors Centre.
    During his live appearance, Don Cherry will provide his
tell-it-like-it-is commentary on Canada's national game, combined with the
energy, humour and fun of "Coach's Corner".
    Tickets to "Grin and Bear It" are only $5, with all proceeds donated to
the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Tickets are available at the
General Motors Centre or through Ticketmaster (;

    Doors open at 7 p.m. Event highlights include:
    -   Entertainment featuring Canada's favourite hockey commentator, Don
        Cherry, comedian Darrin Rows and music by Two For The Show
    -   Opening Ceremonies with guest emcee Tom Hayes, anchor and reporter,
        CTV News Toronto
    -   Hockey challenge - Oshawa Generals vs Saginaw Spirit - featuring
        mascots Shooter and Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle
    -   Free cake and free Dr Pepper - Mr. Colbert's favourite soft drink -
        for all guests

    The winner of The Comedy Network's "Stephen Colbert Look-A-Like Contest"
will be crowned at Oshawa's Stephen Colbert Day and receive a trip for two to
New York City including tickets to a live taping of The Colbert Report. For
    The City of Oshawa declared March 20 "Stephen Colbert Day" after the
Mayor lost a wildly-hyped bet with Stephen Colbert that the Oshawa Generals
would defeat its Ontario Hockey League rivals, the Saginaw Spirit, on January
    For event details, visit; e-mail
or call 905-436-5686.

    Backgrounder and photos available upon request.

For further information:

For further information: Shannon McFadyen (tel: (905) 436-5636 ext.
2591; e-mail:

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