My Canadian story

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  1. alex66

    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi when I was baby my fhater tell me story of Red Jacket (and Tex Willer)after when i'm read himself read Mickey Mouse(Topolino)and the liquid of sugar maple is use by Donald Duck(Paperino)for omelette(frittelle);in Primary school i study one particolar flag with one leaves of tree.I'm boy and my book of convertations in english language talk about one elettrical engineer from Ottawa;Roberto Bettega play soccer in Toronto Blizzard in this period i see i TV one special driver of F1 GILLES VILLENEUVE and your red arrow the Ferrari "T4".
    This fantastic man is in my hearth and when in TV I see Gill for me is a big emotion ,in Italy is an modern Hero.last day i have one idea named GILLES or GILL to one plant (better one acer Rubrum)"fast "grow .As well for me one space in one Pubblic garden (in UBC is the max)if exist one plant with this name please reply me ..Alex
    P.S. of course this forum is another canadian story for me
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I don't know of any plants named after Gilles Villeneuve, but a fast-growing one would sure be suitable.

    My sister managed to get his autograph during the power toboggan races he participated in the mid-1970s.
     
  3. alex66

    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    the legend (or is true!) talk about GILL not sleep in the nigth before the race of toboggan for "care"to engine ,and this work is important for the future in F1 because GILL have an "mechanism"ear for the engine ...Like when with the Ferrari "T4" V/s airplane F 104 Star fighter GILL is the winner (of course the race is on eart one Km )
    Some year ago Ferrari repeat this V/s and Shummi not win!! GILL remain the "Aviator"
     

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