Making the Brothers Dube Git’Awkee Stick courtesy of Brian at the Ottawa Folklore Center.
When we became a band, Liam had to make a choice between competitive hockey (AAA) and the band… lucky for us, he picked the band… and here’s what we did with his hockey stick… being tested along with the goalie-bass on the Holiday Train before leaving the train yard for showtime with Canadian Folk Legend Valdy! This is “Game On” from our album… it was inspired by two of our favorite things… HOCKEY and RUSH!!!
Quinn, our drummer, get a lot of ribbing and brotherly grief for wearing his Habs jersey when we think he should wear his Sens jersey. Yes he has a Sens jersey.
Saturday night he was among friends when Dad took him to the Montreal Canadians (les Canadiens). It was a night off from performing on the CP Holiday Train, but Quinn was getting it on at the hockey game. Check it out…
We were at Scotiabank Place, getting ready for a performance for the United Way (Sens Sational Sunday). We’re testing our new git’awkee sticks (more on that later). After our sound check we go down to ice level to relax. There are a bunch of announcements… United Way thanks its donors and volunteers with events like these to show their appreciation to those who help make Ottawa a better place.
While we listen to the announcements, we hear about the Community Builder Award, which honors Ottawa’s outstanding volunteers who make Ottawa a better place. Award recipients are also honored by having their names inscribed on the Wall of Inspiration at Ottawa City Hall. That’s pretty cool. While we listen to all this, (Quinn staring at the Jumbotron wondering how long until we eat, Jan trying to remember where he put those square batteries that go in his wireless transmitter, and Liam wishing he had access to Wi-Fi), suddenly we hear the name of the winner, “THE BROTHERS DUBE!!!”
In perfect Harmony, Quinn, Jan, and Liam say, “Hunh?”
Jan had only a few words to the crowd, “I’m really glad to see people are recognizing these efforts.”
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