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'72 Project Story: New Brunswick Deputy Premier Minister of Economic Development Paul Robichaud

'72 Project Story: New Brunswick Deputy Premier Minister of Economic Development Paul Robichaud

Courtesy of the '72 Project

I grew up in Shippagan, New Brunswick and was a Montreal Canadiens fan and cheered for Yvan Cournoyer and Ken Dryden.

I was born and raised in a very big family and we were not very rich. I remember we had a black and white TV at that time. My Uncle who lived about 10 km away, had just bought a color TV, so all my family and even a number of neighbors were there to watch the game. My Uncle may have had the first color TV in his subdivision. The house was jam packed and we all celebrated when Henderson scored that famous goal! Everybody was thrilled and we had a big party. That was my first experience watching a hockey game on colour TV. It was a wonderful, wonderful day for Canada, and wonderful for hockey.

Something that I will never forget!

The '72 Project is an opportunity for baby boomers and older generations to share where they were when Henderson scored and what it meant to them, leaving an archive for younger generations. Stories will be collected, with the 72 most compelling will be chosen for a book that will launch on the 40th Anniversary (Sept. 28th, 2012). The moment will also contrast the "Sidney Crosby 2010 Golden Goal". Paul Henderson is writing the foreword for the book.

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