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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 6, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A9 winnipegfreepress. com CANADA WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015 A 9 r e d r i v e r c o o p s p e e d w a y. c a 204.582.0527 952 CARTIER RD, ST ADOLPHE JUST 5 MINUTES SOUTH OF WINNIPEG ON HWY 75 RESERVED SEATING • LICENSED • FULL CONCESSION • FREE PARKING • VIP PARKING DIRECTIONS Adults: $ 15.00 Students: $ 12.00 Seniors ( 65+): $ 12.00 Kids ( Ages 7- 12 ): $ 5.00 6 and under: FREE Admission Tickets available at the gate or at select Red River Co- op Gas Bars AND Grocery Stores! Sponsored by 2 NIGHTS of RACING! THURSDAY AUGUST 6 th , & FRIDAY AUGUST 7 th , 2015 Regular admission each night. Thursday Friday Pure Stocks Street Stocks Midwest Modifieds Modifieds Classes Racing each Night: The BEST of the BEST Modified drivers will be joining us! All of them racing to have their name added to the elite list of winners of this event! 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SCAN COUPON Thursday, August 6 through Sunday, August 16 TAKE AN EXTRA 19 SHOP: MON - SAT, 9 AM - 9: 30 PM , SUNDAYS, NOON - 9: 30 PM GRAND FORKS, ND - 3501 32ND AVE S • FARGO, ND - 5100 14TH AVE S • MINOT, ND - 3220 16TH ST SW T ORONTO — Fans and colleagues descended on CBC headquarters Wednesday to pay their respects to TV star Chris Hyndman. Hyndman, who starred on the daily lifestyle series Steven and Chris alongside partner Steven Sabados, died earlier this week at age 49. A memorial was erected in CBC’s spiralling atrium in Hyndman’s honour, with a few bouquets of flowers scattered around a book of condolences. Dozens of screens projected Hyndman’s face and the words “ in memory of.” Stella Waddington was a daily viewer of Steven and Chris and says she considers herself fortunate to have met the duo. She was fundraising for a children’s charity at a Loblaws supermarket when Hyndman and Sabados strolled by her booth. “ They were very warm, very sympathetic with the charity, and very giving,” Waddington said after signing the guestbook. “ I was very impressed by both of them. And they were very handsome.” Lorraine Stevenson and a pair of coworkers walked over from their nearby office building to leave their condolences. “ My partner and I watched ( his show) every day and just loved it,” she said. “ It was nice to see ( the memorial) because I think he’s touched so many people, both him and his partner. “ It’s just so sad that he’s no longer with us. That’s life, I guess; these things happen and everyone needs to move on. “ We’ll definitely miss him, that’s for sure.” CBC reported Tuesday that Hyndman was found without vital signs late Monday in an alleyway just east of Toronto’s downtown core. A Toronto police spokeswoman would not confirm the report, citing privacy concerns and the fact there was no ongoing criminal investigation. His sudden passing drew condolences from famous colleagues across the industry, including good friend Jeanne Beker who called Hyndman one of her closest friends. “ When my marriage broke up in 1998 Chris scraped me off the floor,” an emotional Beker recounted by phone from New York on Tuesday. “ I was so extremely depressed, and he would come over to my house every night after the gym in his little baseball cap and a pizza under his arm and we’d sit there and he’d tell me how I had to go on living for my kids, for my girls who were just eight and 10 at the time. And he was just like my best friend, my closest confidant, certainly my closest guy friend.” Fellow design couple Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan said in an email to The Canadian Press that they were “ beyond saddened” and could “ hardly comprehend the news.” “ Canada, and the design fraternity, has lost an integral part of its community,” the Scottish decorators stated. Along with Sabados, Hyndman brought everyday style to Canadians in a number of series, including their HGTV shows Designer Guys and Design Rivals and the makeover program So Chic with Steven and Chris on Slice. — The Canadian Press C ANADIANS love their quirky, home- grown celebrities, so it comes as no surprise that the country is so saddened by the death of Chris Hyndman. Ever since news spread on Tuesday that the gregarious co- host of CBC’s Steven and Chris show had been found dead in Toronto, outpourings of grief flowed on social media from his fans. People lined up to sign a book of condolence at a memorial the CBC set up at its headquarters in Toronto on Wednesday. At first glance, Steven and Chris, a daytime talk show launched in 2008 hosted by Hyndman and his husband, Steven Sabados , was not a show that would garner such emotional attachment. It’s a show I’d normally never watch, but time after time, I’d notice it was on while I was flipping channels, looking for something different. I’d stop by for a few minutes and have a laugh before moving on. “ What are these guys doing now?” I’d think while watching some silly bit Chris was involved in. He’d do anything for a laugh, and that’s not easy when the two were discussing kitchen gadgets or area rugs with a guest. It may have been silly, but it was rarely boring. If you take away the comedy from Steven and Chris , it becomes just another show of stylish people talking about style stuff. And television networks everywhere have long lists of failed shows that invited guests to talk about cooking, fashion and interior design. Steven and Chris made a good TV pairing, and Canadians took to them the same way they took to another quirky duo, Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster, back in the 1960s and ’ 70s. Chris would get the laughs by fumbling with wine bottles or failing at simple carpentry, while Steven would ask guests the questions that TV hosts must ask of guests. They played off each other and everyone in the studio audience would have a laugh. We tuned into Steven and Chris for the same reason we still watch Don Cherry’s rantings on Hockey Night in Canada or Rex Murphy’s views on the world during The National . Canada likes quirky. I wondered why I was watching this goofy show, but I continued to watch, and wonder. After a while, people around the world watched and wondered, too, as Steven and Chris was syndicated in 12 countries and the two eventually got another show on HGTV. Steven and Chris were pioneers, too. When their show debuted in 2008, viewers saw a samesex couple that was out for everyone to see. They were proud of their relationship and their togetherness was honest and obvious. So Chris Hyndman’s death wasn’t just the end of a celebrity’s life. A little bit of Canadian history is gone, too. — Alan Small is the Winnipeg Free Press Arts and Life editor. By Alan Small A bit of Canadian history died along with celebrity By Nick Patch AARON VINCENT ELKAIM / THE CANADIAN PRESS Visitors offer their respects to Chris Hyndman at a public memorial at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto on Wednesday. Fans pay tribute to late CBC star Memorial for Chris Hyndman draws many A_ 09_ Aug- 06- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A9 8/ 5/ 15 8: 17: 04 PM

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