Canadians are mourning the loss of Stuart McLean, a radio icon who passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. McLean’s CBC radio show “The Vinyl Café” featured Canadian musicians and stories about a fictional family consisting of Dave, Morely and their children. Many Canadians are also mourning the loss of the family, whose uniquely Canadian problems resonated across the country.
On the Vinyl Cafe and in communities across the country, Stuart McLean told uniquely Canadian stories. We’ll miss his humour and humanity.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 16, 2017
Turns out Canada’s Genie Bouchard is not one to back out on a bet. The tennis star went on a date with a New England Patriots fan last night after the two agreed to a bet over Twitter during the Super Bowl.
Bouchard had tweeted that she “knew Atlanta would win” with the Falcons holding a big lead over the Patriots during the NFL’s championship game. The fan then asked her to go on a date if the Patriots somehow ended up winning and in what must have seemed like a low-risk reply, Bouchard said, “sure.” After New England came back to win 34-28 in overtime she tweeted: “Lesson learned. Never bet against Tom Brady.” Yesterday, Bouchard followed through on the bet and tweeted a photo of the two of them in the backseat of a car: