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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2740845;
    I was going to say that Mama Rose Kennedy used to live there, but that kind of falls under rich people.



    LOVE Emmitt and Derrick Brooks. Brooks does a LOT of great charity work.

    Don't forget that Pensacola is also home to the Naval Air station-the cradle of Naval aviation, the Blue Angels and the Naval Air museum.
    Oh and Golf games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaybo II;2741881;
    Oh and Golf games.
    Lots of golf down there. Bet there are lots of high profile tournaments too.
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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    We're known for sports, sports, greenspace, and um, shopping. Yeah, lots of shopping, and sports. Did I say sports? Oh, and garbage and festivals. Yep.

    - Wayne Gretzky
    - Mark Messier
    - The Oilers dynasty of 4 Stanley Cup Wins,
    - West Edmonton Mall, still the largest shopping and entertainment centre in the world
    - headquarters of award-winning Culinary Team Canada
    - Host city for the next International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives' World Congress, in 2009
    - the first discovery of oil in Canada by Imperial Oil on August 2, 1947, Leduc #1 derrick
    - the Cultural Capital of Canada 2007, with 18 annual major festivals celbrating music, culture, theatre and art
    - the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, a unique collection of world-class waste facilities that routinely attracts visitors from around the world.
    -Edmonton has more green space (over 460 parks) than any other city in Canada. Our river valley forms the largest natural urban park area in North America.
    - Edmonton ranked number one in the world for cost-competitiveness in the 2002 KPMG Competitive Alternatives report.
    - Golf -- the Riverside Golf Course is one of the best municipal courses in the world. The Victoria Golf Course is the oldest municipal course in Canada and one of world’s busiest. There are more than 70 golf courses in the Edmonton area.
    - Host city for the Heritage Classic outdoor NHL hockey games
    - Host city for 2004 Juno Awards
    - Host city for Commonwealth Games in 1978
    - Host city for several Grey Cup Championships
    - Host city for Canada's National Curling Championships
    - Host city for the 2006 Women's Canadian Open
    - Host city for the 2005 World Masters Games
    - Host city for the Champ Car World Series - 3 years.
    - the first city in North America to host the 8th IIAF World Championships in Athletics.
    - Host city for 1996 World Firefighter Games,
    - Host city for 1996 World Figure Skating Championships,
    - Host city for 1999 Labatt Brier.
    - Host city for the ITU Triathlon World Championships
    - The only City and province with no provincial sales tax (PST)
    - The capital city of the only province with zero debt.
    - One of the top 4 convention destinations in Canada.
    - Host city for The Canadian Finals Rodeo, the largest annual indoor sporting event in Western Canada.
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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    over the world my hometown is famous for Olympic winning moguls skiier Janne Lahtela.
    in Finland it's famous for being the filming location of last year's most watched Finnish tv-show.

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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    Quote Originally Posted by reberr;2745970;
    over the world my hometown is famous for Olympic winning moguls skiier Janne Lahtela.
    in Finland it's famous for being the filming location of last year's most watched Finnish tv-show.
    So you are planning on watching the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010?
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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty;2746052;
    So you are planning on watching the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010?
    well not really. I think I'll only watch moguls and snowboarding if they have any Finns there (and the moguls skiiers are mostly from my hometown!). the olympic winning moguls skiier already retired, so we are not seeing him there. lol

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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    I just found this out yesterday while perusing a book of old Photos of Greenville, SC.

    Albert Einstein's son, Hans, lived here and taught at Furman University starting in 1938 and his father visited him here and gave a guest lecture at Furman. There were several photos of Einstein and his son on the campus and walking arond downtown.
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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    Hey, mrd, that's cool!

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    I just found out that our Minor Hockey Week is a world-record making event.

    The tournament has grown in the last year more than 500 participating teams from Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park playing more than 700 games for the championship title.

    It's for all the kids who play hockey in a league; pee wee or otherwise.

    Edmonton Minor Hockey Week continues to be the largest ice hockey tournament in North America, as authenticated by the Guinness World Records.
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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    One more thing Toronto is famous for - the streetcar I use when I take transit downtown rather than cycling made National Geographic's top ten list of best trolleys in the world. Woo hoo! It doesn't much feel like that when I'm taking it to work in the middle of a blizzard, but if NG says it's so, I guess it's so.
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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;2751128;
    One more thing Toronto is famous for - the streetcar I use when I take transit downtown rather than cycling made National Geographic's top ten list of best trolleys in the world. Woo hoo! It doesn't much feel like that when I'm taking it to work in the middle of a blizzard, but if NG says it's so, I guess it's so.
    I never knew that! Meowza! Taking a streetcar would be cool: even more so in the winter!
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