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The Hockey Sweater – a Canadian classic set to music

The Hockey Sweater – a Canadian classic set to music

December 19, 2014
National

"Who could have known that a short story written in a few hours at a table would go on to become a Canadian classic?

That it would be read by kids young and old from coast to coast? That its first lines would be printed on the Canadian five dollar bill from 2001 to 2012? That it would sell 300,000 copies and counting?

That astronaut Robert Thirsk would take it to the International Space Station to read? That it would be given as an official gift from Canada to the infant Prince George of Cambridge?

Certainly not Roch Carrier, author of Le chandail de hockey or The Hockey Sweater..."

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