In honour of Remembrance Day, TSN airs a number of special programs and features that remember those who have bravely served our country, both past and present.
Airing at 5pm et/2pm pt on TSN4, the network's daily sports talk show Off The Record conducts a special on-location Remembrance Day show from the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Host Michael Landsberg will be joined by General Rick Hillier, former Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces, who will discuss his experiences working with the Canadian Forces, what Remembrance Day means to him, and his love of hockey.
Landsberg will also speak with Calgary Flames forward Joe Colborne, who recently launched his new community program "Colborne's Forces," an initiative in which Canadian Forces members attend Flames home games, meet the players, and receive an in-game salute. Additionally, OTR will air an exclusive interview with Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau, who reflects on Remembrance Days past, as well as its increased importance this year.
As well, TSN's SportsCentre airs an original feature fronted by Brian Williams and directed by Paul Harrington that looks back on the life and playing career of Frank McGee, one of hockey's first superstars, who lost his life in World War I. Though blind in one eye, McGee won three Stanley Cups with the Ottawa Silver Seven from 1904-06. In one of those Cup runs, McGee scored an astonishing 14 goals in one game. When war broke out in 1914, McGee enlisted in the Canadian army and fought in France. On September 16, 1916, Lieutenant Frank McGee was killed while leading a charge during the Battle of the Somme.
Sequences of the feature were shot at McGee's family home in downtown Ottawa, as well as the Great Hall of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian War Museum, and the National Archives in Gatineau, Quebec, which houses the records of over 600,000 Canadians who fought in the First World War. The feature includes interviews with Nic Clarke, an historian at the War Museum, and Paul Kitchen, an Ottawa hockey historian and author who is the former president of the Society for International Hockey Research.
Bell Media platforms will observe two minutes of silence at 11am et to remember the military service members who gave their lives for Canada and honour those who continue to serve our country. Viewers can tune into CTV beginning at 10:30am et for live Remembrance Day coverage from the National War Memorial in Ottawa.