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Meet former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque

Last week, we looked at Terry Fallis's The Best Laid Plans here on the Canada Reads site. This week, we're moving from the political ring to the athletics arena, as we turn our attention to Angie Abodu's The Bone Cage. Angie will write about how she embraced having her book labelled "sports lit," we'll talk to the designer and editor of her book, we'll hold a live chat with Angie on January 20,  and we'll talk with Georges Laraque, the former NHL enforcer, about taking on the challenge of trying to make The Bone Cage the Canada Reads 2011 champion.

 During his 12-year career in the National Hockey League, Georges Laraque was one of the most feared enforcers in the game. But off-ice, this talented tough guy has put his muscle behind a wide range of social causes, from relief efforts in Haiti to animal welfare.  


A committed social activist, Georges has acted as spokesperson for such charities and causes as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). He is also an outspoken vegan and a passionate environmentalist, focusing on issues of sustainability. Last year, he added politics to his resum√© when he became the Green Party's deputy leader. 
 
 When Georges came to the Canada Reads 2011 launch, we asked him about his reading habits, why he chose The Bone Cage and more!


 

You can win a copy of The Bone Cage signed by Georges Laraque and Angie Abdou.

To enter the contest, just watch the video and find out the answer to the following question:

What was Georges's favourite book as a kid?

Send your answer to canadareads@cbc.ca for a chance to win! The contest closes at midnight ET on Friday, January 21. The winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries.

The contest rules and regulations can be found here.

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