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The Spirit of Resistance

On November 16, 1885, a lone figure stood silently on the gallows waiting to meet his destiny.  His name was Louis David Riel and he was my first cousin 4 times removed. 1,362 more words

Manitoba

Fort Langley

Fort Langley is the birth place of British Columbia but also the reason British Columbia is Canadian and not belongs to United States. Since I was staying in Langley I had only a couple of km to the fantastic Fort Langley National historic site. 433 more words

Countries

Ornament of the Day, #2

From now until Christmas, I will be sharing my favourite ornaments and their stories every Tuesday and Saturday! I collect ornaments of all kinds- our tree is not a cohesive set of ornaments, bought to be one picture but rather a mish-mash of ornaments that are all over the place but each tell their own story. 185 more words

Christmas

Canada (Part 4)

After stopping a night or two at several smaller lakes, we headed for downtown Vancouver. Again, Mommy was embarrassed as Daddy pulled in to the loading zone right in front of the Hudson Bay Company. 1,420 more words

Growing Up An Army Brat

Blanket Statement

Chelsea Vowel on why the Hudson’s Bay blanket is an important symbol to the Métis people: “The fact is that wool is warm even when wet, dries quickly and is easy to sew. 15 more words

Culture

The Orkneys between Light and Darkness

It was raining and breezy. Excited we embarked the wavering ferry to the Orkneys. We knew that these islands are situated that far north as South Greenland. 1,211 more words

Scotland

John Rae Society Open Day at Clestrain House

On Sunday the 23rd July 2017, we decided to visit Clestrain House, for the John Rae Society open day.

There is a plaque on the approach to the house. 577 more words

Culture