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I was only thinking about that the other day. The can't recall last time the voyageurs sent out cards and how the people invloved went about it. Do we have our own card design that we send out each time we do this. It would be good if someone could design a card on a program and send it out email to to voyageurs in certain areas (Vancouver, Toronto, Holland, Germany, UK and they could then print out on card and send on to the players. Might help on the mail cost factor. If this idea is welcome. I'd be happy to post within the UK.

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Don't think anyone's taken on this project since Mimglow went into exile. Is a bit of work but I'm not sure how much to be honest.

As usual I am willing to do my part but have had precious little time the ENTIRE year so far and doubt I'll have enough to spare for anything other than the few projects I'm trying to keep on the go as it is, so no time-sensitive tasks for me right now.

Good idea to raise the question and gauge the interest. If you don't ask how will you know?

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This was last done in 2003 by Mimglow (Link). All he did was (as far as I can tell) buy cards from some store and drop them off at the CSA. We should definetly try and send them to the club or player, not through the CSA.

I also agree that it needs to be a Vee's card, not something bought from the store. Might cost more but would be well worth it. Perhaps it is time for another design contest? The last one was a great success and I think this might me the best way to get a card design. Once we get that we can take our next step from their.

Perhaps we should also send some cards to the CSA?

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I can't think of anything to replace "Santa Claus," I'm sure someone else can. That might be a good card, no?

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Didn't think about using the Mother of all Canadians abroad River City good idea. I think the cards should go to the players mens and womens, coaches (staff, maybe the Provincial Associations) just an idea. I'm sure it would be all good to promote the voyageurs name. Over the next few days I'll try to do a list of players and then add anyone missed. We could end up with a long list though.

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I've made a list of some 160 players which is alot. The list may need to be cut down to size. I am not sure how many cards would be possible to send out. If any of you guys who are interested in the sending of the cards and like to see the list email me and I'll send it over and then a decision can be made to who to send cards to. I think it may be worth sending the players who have played an international and to a few selected others to bring the list down. Just need to work on a design of a card next. If anyone is up for that it would be cool.

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Cheers River City thats a good start. Does anyone know where you can find who has played in Canada Internationals this year. I've tried the CSA site and can not find it. Also I can do the 23 UK players. Thats 34 of 160 players.

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I'm going to sticky this topic for a month or so as there seems to be enough of an interest in making this happen this year.

Just one suggestion. For those players who're attached to clubs I'd recommend just posting the seasons greetings to the club c/o player X. I think most clubs addresses are readily available on the internet.

And just to make things more complicated I don't believe the ladies have even been part of the Voyageur Xmas card scheme. Has any thought been given to added the fairer sex to the program?

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N-A, don't forget hamiltonfan's 12 US based players.

Cheeta, is there a list for the Women anywhere?

For the card, I'm guessing we're avoiding mention of Christmas, Kwanza and Festivus and sticking to a generic 'Wishing you and all your loved ones the very best in this Holiday season'? I do think we should add a Voyageur specific ending though. Ideas?

- See you in South Africa in 2010

- The Voyageurs - Drinking from Coast to Coast to Coast since 1996

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Right including the USA 12 thats 46 players. I have included the Women's World Cup squad in the 160. The problem is I'm not sure where all the Womens team are currently at. If any one could help with that.

Karina LeBlanc

Kristina Kiss

Melanie Booth

Robyn Gayle

Andrea Neil

Tanya Dennis

Rhian Wilkinson

Diana Matheson

Candace Chapman

Martina Franko

Randee Hermus

Christine Sinclair

Amy Walsh

Melissa Tancredi

Kara Lang

Katie Thorlakson

Brittany Timko

Erin McCleod

Sophie Schmidt

Taryn Swiatek

Jodi-Ann Robinson

and are they in touch with the clubs during the off season.

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This is the list that I have made so far

Canadian Men


Fernando Aguiar Gondomar Portugal

Adam Braz Toronto FC Canada

Adam Street West Ham England

Adrian Serioux FC Dallas USA

Ali Gerba IFK Goteborg Sweden

Andre Hainault FK Siad Most Czech Republic

Ante Jazic Los Angeles Galaxy USA

Asmir Begovic Portsmouth England

Atiba Hutchinso FC Copenhagen Denmark

Chris Pozniak Toronto FC Canada

Daniel Imhof VfL Bochum Germany

Dave Simpson AC Sparta Praha Czech Republic

David Edgar Newcastle England

David Guzman Toronto FC Canada

Dwayne De Rosario Houston Dynamo USA

Elliott Godfrey Hampton & Richmond England

Gabe Gala Toronto FC Canada

Gabriel Gervais Montreal Impact Canada

Gavin McCallum Weymouth FC England

Gregg Sutton Toronto FC Canada

Iain Hume Leicester City England

Issey Nakajima-Farran FC Nordsjælland Denmark

Jamie Peters Ipswich Town England

Jason De Vos Ipswich Town England

Jim Brennan Toronto FC Canada

Jonathan De Guzman Feyenoord Netherlands

Josh Simpson Kaiserslautern Germany

Joshua Wagenaar ADO Den Haag Netherlands

Julian De Guzman Deportivo La Coruña Spain

Kennedy Owusu-Ansah Hertha BSC II Germany

Kenny Stamatopoulos

Kevin Harmse Los Angeles Galaxy USA

Kevin McKenna FK Koln Germany

Lars Hirschfeld Rosenborg Norway

Marc Bircham Yeovil Town England

Marcel De Jong Roda JC Netherlands

Marco Reda Toronto FC Canada

Martin Nash Vanouver Whitecaps Canada

Maycoll Canizalez Toronto FC Canada

Mike Klukowski Club Brugge Belgium

Nikolas Ledgerwood 1860 München Germany

Olivier Occean Lillestrom Norway

Pat Onstad Houston Dynamo USA

Patrice Bernier Kaiserslautern Germany

Paul Peschisolido Luton Town England

Paul Stalteri Tottenham England

Rhian Dodds Kilmarnock Scotland

Richard Hastings Inverness CT Scotland

Rob Friend Borussia Monchengladbach Germany

Rocco Placentino Gubbio Italy

Ryan Gyaki Hansa Rostock Germany

Sandro Grande Molde Norway

Simeon Jackson Rushden And Diamonds England

Simon Rayner Torquay Utd England

Sita-Taty Mantondo Montreal Impact Canada

Srdjan Djekanovic Toronto FC Canada

Stephen Lumley Toronto FC Canada

Tam Nsaliwa AEK Athens Greece

Terry Dunfield Macclesfield Town England

Tomasz Radzinski Xanthi Greece

Tyler Hemming Toronto FC Canada

Will Johnson De Graafschap loan from SC Heerenveen Netherlands

Amil Ronmilk

Canadian Women

Karina LeBlanc

Kristina Kiss

Melanie Booth

Robyn Gayle

Andrea Neil

Tanya Dennis

Rhian Wilkinson

Diana Matheson

Candace Chapman

Martina Franko

Randee Hermus

Christine Sinclair

Amy Walsh

Melissa Tancredi

Kara Lang

Katie Thorlakson

Brittany Timko

Erin McCleod

Sophie Schmidt

Taryn Swiatek

Jodi-Ann Robinson

Melanie Booth

Amy Vermeulan

Sasha Andrews

Amber Allen

Carolyn Vanderpool

Amy Apps


Frank Yallop San Jose Earthquakes

Dale Mitchell CSA

Mark Watson Charleston Battery

Even Pellerud CSA

Stephen Hart CSA

Ian Bridge CSA

Bryan Rosenfeld CSA

Emmanuel (Manny) Gomez Tristán Suárez Argentina

Robert Giacomi KSK Beveren Belgium

Raheem Alibhai ROC Charleroi-Marchienne Belgium

Brendan Garritty Royal Racing FC Belgium

Brandon Ferridge Royal Racing FC Belgium

Ryan Toale Royal Racing FC Belgium

Vladimir Vukovic FK Laktasi Bosnia

Carlos Rivas Jr. La Serena Chile

Rumba Munthali Nanchang Bayi China

Alex Schleer Atlético Bello Colombia

Fabian Knezevic Jr. Kamen Ingrad Croatia

Michael Brkic (Brkich) NK Krk Croatia

Chris Williams SK Kladno Czech Republic

Landon Ling Jablonec-B Czech Republic

David (Junior) Hoillet Blackburn Rovers England

Janeil Hoillet Blackburn Rovers England

Shaun Saiko Middlesborough England

Mike D'Agostino Blackpool England

Michal Misiewicz Plymouth Argyle England

Ross Smith Dagenham And Redbridge England

Octavio Maginnis-Castro Peterborough Utd England

Olivier Lacoste-Lebuis Strasbourg France

Abdoulaye Sylla FC Metz France

Sean Rosa FC Metz France

Calvin Rosario Tours FC France

Eddy Sidra Energie Cottbus Germany

Cody Cook Energie Cottbus Germany

Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault St. Pauli Germany

Riley O'Neill Wilhelmshaven Germany

Victor Oppong SV Sandhausen Germany

Robert Kerek Bahlinger SC Germany

Victor Collins MSV Neuruppin Germany

Stathis Kappos Kalamata Greece

Wojtek (Wojciech) Zarzycki Ferencvaros Hungary

Desmond Tachie Kaposvolgye Hungary

Gavin Russell Shelbourne FC Ireland

Roberto Stillo Genoa CFC Italy

David Masciantonio Benevento Italy

Julian Uccello Rivarolese Italy

Gianluca Zavarise Montebelluno Calcio Italy

Alex Martinez Atlas Mexico

Isidro Sanchez Macip Puebla FC Mexico

Jacob Lensky Feyenoord Netherlands

Graham Ramalho Jong Groningen Netherlands

Robbie Giezen Groningen Netherlands

Marcus Haber Groningen Netherlands

Michael Nonni Groningen Netherlands

Kyle Bekker Ajax Netherlands

Matt Lam Ajax Netherlands

Bobby Jhutty Sparta Rotterdam Netherlands

Brandon Bonifacio Camburr-Leeuwarden Netherlands

Ian Mannus Ballyclare Comrades on loan from Glentoran N.Ireland

Stephen Ademolu Tromso Norway

Felix Brillant Jr. FK Sparta Sarpsborgs Norway

Kevin De Serpa Mandalskameratene Norway

Michael Abusabal Bolognesi Peru

Andrew (Andrzej Mateusz) Ornoch Jagiellonia Bialystok Poland

Dawid Kwiek Wisla Krakow II Poland

Kyle Silva Sporting CP Portugal

Justin Isidro Vitória Setúbal Portugal

Marco Brás GD Sourense Portugal

Keegan Ayre Hibernian Scotland

Jake Inglis Inverness CT Scotland

Robert Adam Hearts Scotland

Adrian-Russel Kekec NK Livar Slovenia

Tyler Hughes Östers Sweden

Robert Sing Yverdon Sport FC Switzerland

Jack Stewart Real Salt Lake USA

Jordie Hughes Charleston Battery USA

Ian Bennett Charleston Battery USA

Gordon Chin Charleston Battery USA

Alvin Hudson Atlanta Siverbacks USA

Justin Thompson Portland Timbers USA

Brian Rowland Crystal Palace USA USA

Fabian Troche Defensor Sporting Uruguay

John Toner The New Saints Wales

Jeff MacLean Barry Town Wales

Joevannie Peart Becamex Bính Duong Vietnam

Nana Attakora-Gyan Toronto FC Canada

Andrea Lombardo Toronto FC Canada

Joey Melo Toronto FC Canada

Christian Nunez Toronto FC Canada

Alex Elliott

Tosaint Ricketts

Kent O'Conner

David Monslave

Zach Kalthoff

Anotio Ribeiro

Toronto FC extras

Andrew Boyens Toronto FC Canada

Jeff Cunningham Toronto FC Canada

Danny Dichio Toronto FC Canada

Todd Dunivant Toronto FC Canada

Maurice Edu Toronto FC Canada

Tyronne MarshallToronto FC Canada

Ronnie O'Brein Toronto FC Canada

Carl Robinson Toronto FC Canada

Collin Samuel Toronto FC Canada

Marvell Wynne Toronto FC Canada

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That is one huge list, I assume we will be trimming it down? I don't think we should send cards to Toronto FC players that are not Canadian. I also don't think club coaches (and certainly not Frank Yallop) should be getting cards.

If no one else takes a go at a design I will do so sometime this week. I'm awful at it, but someone needs to get the ball rolling on a design.

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OK, I've fooled around with Microsoft Office Publisher and have one card that looks like crap but I could make much nicer if you think it has potential. Here's the front and inside (large pictures):



Now this would be a "top-fold-card." Let me know if there is any hope for something like this and what I should do to make it better, and we might just have something, maybe.

Edit: I've changed them a little so they look better, and the pictures aren't so large.

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How's the cost going to be met? Are you taking donations? Where do we send our money?

I know you've already have a volunteer to coordinate the cards for the England players... but I also live in London and I'd be happy to help in whatever way I can.

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Great design, I'm not sure if I like the car or not. Also, it'd be nice if you could have a group of players celebrating after a goal (ie, De Guzman, Hutch), but maybe just Hume is better since you might not be able to resolve it otherwise. I agree that the url should be put somewhere (maybe on the back).

In the end we'll have to assemble a list of willing volunteers/donors. It may just work out that the costs are split evenly among the volunteers anyway. Otherwise we'll tally the costs and split them accordingly I guess.

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Are there any photos available of a group of Voyageurs at a match? That seems like a better picture than having to choose one of the players to put on the card. We don't want to infringe on any of their 'image rights'. :)

Also I'm not sure about sending it to the TFC players - especially the non-Canadians. That seems like something for the Red-Patch Boys or the Toronto Ultras to organize. If we include them then to be fair we should at least include everybody on the Whitecaps and Impact as well. I think the line should be drawn at all Canadians playing abroad and those at home with at least one Canadian National Team cap.

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quote:Originally posted by N-A

Good card design Jamit. I was thinking maybe we should put the web address somewhere on the card. Just an idea.

It is on the back, along with our logo you see at the top left of this page. I just didn't see any point in posting a picture of the back, at least not until we have the front and inside sorted.

quote:Are there any photos available of a group of Voyageurs at a match?
That was one of the first things I looked for on our FaceBook group. Nothing on there seemed to work, but if anyone does have a good picture of us, please post it!

I'll work on the design some more and post the revised version.

quote:How's the cost going to be met? Are you taking donations? Where do we send our money?
If at all possible we should use paypal. Paypal is quick and easy.
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