“My deep Canadian roots leave me with no other country to claim, food to eat, or native tongue. I am whatever people think I am – positive and negative projections included – which has meant a lifelong struggle with identity.” Growing up, Passages Canada speaker Nova Browning Rutherford’s white friends told her, “You’re Black.” Her […]
Artist Kananginak Pootoogook, then president of the West-Baffin Co-operative, in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, 1960. L’artiste Kananginak Pootoogook, alors président du coopératif West Baffin, à Cape Dorset, Nunavut, 1960. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. e010975349-v8.
Although Strathcona — a neighbourhood in Vancouver’s East Side — was home to that city’s first and only localized Black community from the early 1900s to the 1960s, for decades few markers showed signs of its existence.1 Interest in the area’s locales, like Hogan’s Alley, and the Black community of the East End has grown, […]
A man with a baby inside a home in Africville, 1965. Un homme avec un bébé dans une maison à Africville, 1965. Image: Bob Brooks. Nova Scotia Archives. 1989-468, vol. 16, negative sheet 100b image 27.
Le 4 février dernier, des élèves ont réservé un accueil fort enthousiaste à nos orateurs de Passages Canada, qui étaient venus livrer un témoignage captivant sur les communautés noires de Montréal. Ces élèves, qui forment un groupe très diversifié, fréquentent l’école Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry, établie dans l’arrondissement Saint-Léonard, dans l’est de Montréal. Le Canadien d’origine sénégalaise Clément Ndiaye, directeur régional de […]
In the modern era, the Olympics just wouldn't be the Olympics without fashion and branding. So as we wrap up another fashion and marketing blitz, let's take a look back at the two things besides athletics that we always seem to remember about the Olympic Games. OLYMPIC FASHION The road to Sochi in terms of […]
Barbara Ann Scott, Olympic gold medallist in figure skating, as photographed by Yousuf Karsh in 1946. Barbara Ann Scott, médaillée olympique en patinage artistique, photographiée par Yousuf Karsh en 1946. Image: Yousuf Karsh. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Gossip and drama are as much a part of figure skating as spandex costumes and post-performance bouquets. This ice-dancing duo has been skating together for 17 years and have racked up numerous championship titles along the way including a Gold Medal in Vancouver, and a Silver Medal at Sochi. Tessa […]
Richard Bell and Iris Sloman on their wedding day, 1939. Richard Bell et Iris Sloman à leur jour de noces, 1939. Image: Brock University Archives, BUA002282807f.
A spirited auditorium of high school students welcomed Passages Canada on February 4th to hear the compelling stories of Montreal's Black communities. The students from École secondaire Antoine-de-St-Exupéry in Montreal's eastern borough of Saint-Léonard are themselves a very diverse group. Our MC, TD Bank regional manager and Senegalese-Canadian Clément Ndiaye, quickly caught on to the students' […]
Elizabeth Manley Calgary 1988 This Long Program routine is a true gem. A Silver Medal, and won at home to (cowboy) boot. The look on Elizabeth’s face when she dances her final jig and strikes her final pose is one of pure joy. It is the best of all scenarios; she worked hard, she tried […]
They sneak up on my every time. I live and breathe the Winter Olympics for two weeks and then forget about them. Four years later, glued to the Opening Ceremonies, I remember how much I love the quadrennial 16 days of camaraderie and competition. What better cure for winter-induced malaise that seems to peak mid-February? […]