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1 - Irish Rovers - 17 March 2014

The Irish Rovers in Montreal, 1968. Les Irish Rovers (les nomades irlandais) à Montréal, 1968. Image: Frank Prazak. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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Somalia

On this day in 1993, Somali teenager Shidane Arone was savagely tortured — kicked, punched and burned with cigarillos — by Cpl. Clayton Matchee and other members Canada’s elite Airborne Regiment. Arone had been found by the troops breaking into the camp where Canadians were stationed on a peace-and-humanitarian mission in the dusty, war-ridden chaos […]

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7 - AY Jackson - 16 March 2014

A.Y. Jackson on an early spring outing south of Ottawa, 1960. A. Y. Jackson lors d’une sortie tôt le printemps au sud d’Ottawa, 1960. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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6 - Spring Fashions - 15 March 2014

Spring Fashion from Star Weekly, 1961. La mode du printemps de Star Weekly, 1961. Image: Walter Curtin. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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People//Personnes
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In September 1999, legendary Ojibwe artist and Woodland School pioneer Norval Morrisseau was presented with a sacred eagle feather by M’Chigeeng artist Blair Debassige at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation in M’Chigeeng on Manitoulin Island. Morrisseau, born 14 March 1932 at Sand Point1 near Beardmore, Ontario, was already in the advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease and […]

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In a stunning performance on Wednesday, 12 March, cross-country skier Brian McKeever won his second gold of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in the men’s 1 km sprint (visually impaired division). McKeever became tangled with Russian skier Vladimir Udaltcov early in the race, but passed the other competitors in what will likely be one of […]

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5 - Cathedral, Ypres - 14 March 2014

A Canadian soldier looking through the south entrance of the cathedral in Ypres, Belgium, 1917.  Un soldat canadien en regardant à travers l'entrée sud de la cathédrale à Ypres, Belgique, 1917. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. PA-002063.

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The Heritage Minutes: whether watching them makes you laugh or makes you feel nostalgic – no Canadian can deny that they are indeed, a part of our heritage. Being able to recite your favourite lines is somewhat of a Canadian barometer.1 Go ahead, we know you want to. “We need to keep our Irish names”, […]

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4 - Expo Ride - 13 March 2014

The Sky Ride at Expo 67 in Montreal, QC.   Le Téléphérique à l’Expo 67, Montréal, QC. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. 1970-019 NPC. 

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3 - Lacrosse - 12 March 2014

The Young Capitals Lacrosse Team, 1890.   L'équipe de la crosse, les Young Capitals, 1890. Image: Topley Studio. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. 1936-270 NPC.

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Êtes-vous tellement fan d'Arcade Fire que votre photo doit être sur leur article de l’encyclopédie? Si vous en êtes certain mais que vos amis sont sceptiques, voici l’occasion de leur prouver le contraire! Partagez vos photos d'Arcade Fire avec L’Encyclopédie Canadienne. Votre photo peut devenir la photo pour notre article sur la meilleure groupe venue de Montréal depuis Men Without Hats!1 […]

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Are you such a huge Arcade Fire fan that your photo should be on the band’s encyclopedia entry? If you’ve made that claim to doubting friends before, now’s your chance to prove them wrong! Share your photos related to Arcade Fire with us and your photo could become the photo for The Canadian Encyclopedia’s entry on Montreal’s greatest musical export since […]