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Tom Cochrane and Red Rider

Bruins To Unveil Bobby Orr Statue Outside Garden
by Bill Delingat

The month of May is not only the start of spring but also The “Stanley Cup Playoffs where every man, women and child in Canada are glued to their fat screens as their heroes battle it out for the prestigious cup. Well one of the giants of hockey Bobby Orr was honored by the Boston Bruins unveiling a statue of Bobby Orr in his defining moment as their most beloved player in team history is depicted flying through the air with his arms outstretched after scoring the goal that clinched the 1970 Stanley Cup championship against the St. Louis Blues. It was unveiled on Monday outside the TD Garden.

The ceremony comes on the 40th anniversary of the goal.

Meanwhile in Toronto, The Canadian Tire Pin Party celebrating the dedicated work of the staff from across Canada, were entertained by veteran Canadian Songwriter Tom Cochrane.During Red Riders riveting set Cochrane spoke to the audience about Canada and their favorite sport Hockey. Cochrane went on to mention his favorite player Bobby Orr and the great honour Orr received with the unveiling of the historic goal as a statue outside of the Boston Garden. Cochrane explained how he received a phone call from an associate who gave him the news that the song they played during the unveiling was none the less than “Big League”, Cochrane’s homage to being a young boy growing up in the wilds of Canada and having a dream. “I m honored to have been a part of this celebration of a great man and player Bobby Orr”. Cochrane went on to say, it means a lot to me to be Canadian and have this opportunity to be part of that event through my music”
The next song is dedicated to Bobby and that event, “Big League”.

The audience showed their respects with a packed dance floor and cheers for one of Canada’s great hockey stars and for the Canadian rocker who puts that human element of Canadian spirit in his music from his heart, Tom Cochrane.

The 600-pound statue is 110 percent of life size. It was designed by renowned sports sculptor Harry Weber. It will be on permanent display outside the arena.