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Derra has face painted Peter below who works at Erl's Bistro, which was part of www.eganridge.com
Famous...As an actor, never did I think I would bag this role. In 30 years, there has never been a professional boxing production in Canada, and also, never in Canadian history a female ring-announcer on national television. Ring-annoucing in the vast Air Canada Centre, live with 8,000 screaming fans for The Night of the Hurricane , including the presentation of the World Championship belt to Rubin Hurricane Carter on TSN, Fan 590 Radio, and many other stations...see story below...
Also, Denzel Washington played Rubin in the movie Hurricane.
*Much, much gratitude goes to the very professional President of The World Boxing Federation, Ron Scalf, who had Spider Jones give me an honorable mention at the Shaw Festival Boxing Evening at the Royal York. My acting coach, Diana Reis always says, Acting and boxing are very similiar, as they both require millisecond decisions.
The boxing shots above were taken April 6, 2000 for "The Night Of The Hurricane", an evening tribute boxing extravaganza to Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Being a part of the presentation of the "World Championship Belt" to Rubin was incredible. It was right after the movie, "Hurricane" with Denzel Washington. Clips of the movie were shown overhead before the event. It was a night to remember with 8,000 fans, working with Joe Tilly, Stephen Brunt and Michael Landsberg. Para (Hurricane) Draine and (Mean) Margaret Sidoroff were the feature bout of the evening, although when it aired on April 8th, TSN edited them out of this spectacular event! Professional boxing has not been in Canada for 30 years.
Also, there has never been a "female" ring announcer in professional boxing on national television in the history of Canadian boxing, perhaps worldwide. I was shocked our national magazines, television media and newspapers did not pick up on this incredible accomplishment. Typically, any woman in a "non-fighting role", ever gets to do in the boxing arena is be a "number girl". I was thanked over and over by the professional Boxers (who innately, understood my passion for the role), and invited to ring-announce anytime in South America! I felt honored "as a Canadian actor" to be a part of this evening, and gave it my all.
I wasn't a big boxing fan until I ring-announced for The Night of the Hurricane. I wasn't a really huge hockey fan either, being the actor/artist, but by chance aquired famous autographs from the last winning Montreal Canadians' hockey team in 1975, when I was just a kid! These include Guy La Fleur, Yvon Cornoyer, Serge Savard, Bob Gainey, Justin Canele, Guy Lapointe and more on an authentic first class Air Canada place mat where that sat, returning to Montreal from Toronto flying Air Canada. Also, check out www.makemeanoffer.ca If you would like to buy this famous piece of hockey memorabilia, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and suggest your price!