When Patrick Chan Moves: A Cost of Living Comparison

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Google map with route from Detroit to Vancouver. Icon of Patrick Chan added to the map.
Destination Vancouver: Patrick’s Trip. (Map by Google Maps / Photo © Alamy)

When Patrick announced to the world that he would be moving to Vancouver in July, I was not very surprised because one of his sponsors (ASPAC) is located there, and he frequently visits the city. Now that July is almost upon us, I was curious about the cost of living differences between Detroit and Vancouver. My guess is that it will cost Patrick significantly more money to live in Vancouver than in Detroit. Am I right?

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Fan Music Picks for Patrick

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There’s a freshly cut red rose on this old hymn book. The music is open at “Where is my Wandering Boy?” and also “Give Me thy Heart.” Underneath you see the tuning pins, felts and keyboard of the grand piano.
“Rose on Music Book on Piano” {{PD-US}}

Since I heard that Patrick hasn’t decided yet what music he will skate to next season, I polled several fans for their ideas and suggestions. A big “thank you” to those of you who responded to my request via Twitter and on Golden Skate Forums. The most important thing that I want for Patrick is for him to skate to music that highlights his strengths and bring out the best in him.

From the fans I received very general to very specific suggestions, which I will try to organize below (in no particular order), with my comments.

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Patrick Chan News Roundup, 6/24/16

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Here I thought this would be a quiet week of Patrick Chan news. However, it turns out quite a few people shared their Patrick sightings on social media! In case you didn’t catch them, here’s a summary of Pchiddy happenings:

Eric Radford shares a “Chiddyism”

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Patrick Chan Meets Fans in Ontario

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A signed bottle of Patrick Chan's "On Ice" Icewine. ©Krunchii. Used with permission.
A signed bottle of Patrick Chan’s Icewine, June 18, 2016. Photo: ©Krunchii. Used with permission.
Patrick chats with fans at icewine events; reveals details about next season

Patrick had two meet and greets yesterday in Ontario – one at Flat Rock Cellars and the other at the LCBO store in Markham. Turnout was great at the winery!

Fans also trekked to the LCBO to meet with Patrick. One of them was Krunchii, who allowed me to use the photo at the top of this post. She said Patrick was “really sweet and smiled a lot.” She asked him a few questions about his skating, to which he graciously replied. Some details:

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Patrick Chan #NiagaraWineTalk Recap

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Patrick came on Twitter this evening to chat about his icewine, thereby making his fans on that social media network (like me) happy. Hosted by The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce’s #NiagaraWineTalk Chat host Dayton Davis, Patrick answered ten questions about his wine and what he liked about the Niagara region. The chat went over its allotted hour, but Patrick graciously stayed for the entire Q&A. Following are his responses and my comments.

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