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The real Jack Purcell

jonpurcell.jpgNew public art in a park in Centretown was supposed to pay tribute to a Jack Purcell known for fixing children's broken hockey sticks. So what's up with the sculptures shaped like badminton rackets? Well, it seems they're a nod to a different Jack Purcell - an elite badminton player. Giacomo Panico spoke with Jon Purcell, son of the "stick doctor," to get his take on the mix-up.



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