October 19, 2003
Video tribute all Hart
By MELISSA RIDGEN -- Calgary Sun
When Stu Hart died on Thursday he left family, friends and the wrestling community to mourn.
But he also left decades of great memories, which will be part of a video tribute to the patriarch Tuesday night at Frank Sisson's Silver Dollar Casino.
The Hart family and Sisson will host a night of videos of some of the greatest moments in Stampede Wrestling history, including matches featuring Stu as well as his famous wrestling sons Bret "Hitman" Hart and Owen -- who died in a WWF wrestling stunt gone wrong in 1999.
Many of the clips will also feature Calgary's favorite announcer Ed Whalen, who died in 2001.
"It's an opportunity for people to see some of the old-time films," said Sisson, a close family friends of the Harts. "It'll be a lot of fun."
The free event is open to fans of all ages -- those over 18 can view from the lounge and minors can watch in the restaurant.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the Hart Night of Video Memories will begin at 7 p.m.
On Thursday at 11 a.m., more than 1,000 people are expected to bid a final farewell to Stu Hart. The public is welcome to attend the funeral at First Alliance church, 1201 Glenmore Tr. S.W., which will showcase a pictorial memorial and speeches by friends and family.