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2014-06-30 12:26:31

-- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston to join Clara on the ride into Arnprior -- Clara to receive the Meritorious Service Cross before completing her unprecedented 110-day bike journey around Canada on Parliament Hill tomorrow DEEP RIVER, ON, June 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, on Day 109 of Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk, Clara Hughes sets out from Deep River for Arnprior,...

2014-06-24 08:25:52

Setting out from Wawa this morning, Clara rides to Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River, Sudbury, North Bay, Deep River and Arnprior - concluding her Big Ride on Parliament Hill a week from today WAWA, ON, June 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - With just one week to go before her arrival in Ottawa on July 1, Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes continues her Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk in communities across Northern Ontario. Today, on Day 103 of the 110-day Big Ride, Clara heads from Wawa to Sault...

2014-06-16 08:25:05

-- Leaving Manitoba for Ontario this morning, Clara Hughes continues the journey toward a stigma-free Canada with stops in Kenora, Dryden, Upsala, Thunder Bay, Terrace Bay, Marathon, Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River, Sudbury, North Bay, Deep River and Arnprior -- Clara's Big Ride concludes as part of Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa on July 1 WINNIPEG, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Starting today and for the next 2 weeks, Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes...

2014-06-03 12:32:13

-- 6-time Olympian Clara Hughes completes her incredible 110-day bike journey around Canada on July 1 in the nation's capital -- Clara to be featured during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill -- Visit Clara's Celebration Plaza in Major's Hill Park to learn more about her epic journey OTTAWA, June 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Clara Hughes will ride into Ottawa on Canada Day, completing her epic, 110-day bike journey around Canada to grow the mental health...

2014-05-14 16:25:06

Arriving in Victoria tomorrow, May 15, Clara Hughes continues the journey to a stigma-free Canada in Nanaimo, Vancouver, Hope, Merritt, Kelowna, Osoyoos, Grand Forks, Nelson, Creston and Cranbrook WHITEHORSE, YT, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Starting tomorrow and for the next 14 days, Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes brings the Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk to communities across British Columbia. Today, on Day 62 of Clara's Big Ride, and after riding more than 700 kilometres on the Dempster...

2014-03-14 12:26:30

-- Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk begins with a rousing send-off from Maple Leaf Square -- It's the first of more than 200 community mental health events with Clara in every province and territory over the 110 days of the Big Ride -- Clara will ride 12,000 kilometres around the country before concluding her Ride in Ottawa on Canada Day TORONTO, March 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Six-time Olympian Clara...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'