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Patriotic Song, Montreal, 1869

Montreal Gazette, 1 November 1869, page 2.

Patriotic Song

The following is one of the many poems called forth by the prize offered by the Caledonian Society, and though the bard was not successful, we have no doubt he would like to be “known to fame” and therefore it is presented to the… 199 more words


Canada's Most Significant Identity Symbol is..

What does it mean to be Canadian? What do we identify ourselves with? What symbol do you think of when you think Canada? These are the questions that were posed to our class and created discussion. 25 more words

Dominion Day, Montreal, 1877

Montreal Daily Star, 3 July 1877, page 2

Dominion Day in Town

A Deserted City – How it Looked in the Afternoon – A Quiet and Slow Time… 596 more words


la polonaise-canadienne

I love airports.

I guess it’s like the olympics or the UN in a way. Where everyone regardless of race, nation or social status is invited to take part in the same activity. 691 more words

Globetrotting Is A Lifestyle

Montreal Welcomes Sir Wilfrid, 1911

Montreal Daily Star, 12 July 1911, page 1

Montreal Welcomes Sir Wilfrid!


From Avoidance to Fan: My Hockey Story

Once  an American told me that if I didn’t see a hockey game, I might  have my Canadian citizenship revoked.

Of course it was a  joke, but it just goes to show the classic love affair that Canadians have with “our game.” Hockey doesn’t only belong to Canadians however, it is as much a part of our identity as the maple leaf or Tim Horton’s. 228 more words

All Women are Born Equal, but some more equal... (Circa 1913)

The 1922 bi-lingual Committee struck to win the vote for Quebec women.

All men are created equal, but some more equal than others.

It’s Orwell from Animal Farm and the line is emblazoned on my brain, probably because we studied the book in the 9th grade when I was 14, a very impressionable age. 496 more words

1910 Women