"Here in Canada, people always ask me: 'Where are you from?' This is getting confusing. I would like just to say: 'I’m from Canada.' I would like just to be a Canadian." Moussa Magassa, a Passages Canada speaker based in Victoria, BC, is originally from Senegal. When he was just 10 years old, he left […]
An advertisement for speed skating by graphic designer Brian Thusuka, 1975. Une publicité pour le patinage de vitesse par le graphiste Brian Thusuka, 1975. Image: Guy Lalumière. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
There has yet to be an Olympic Games that has not been plagued by some sort of controversy. The global community protested the Games in China because of their record of human rights violations. The 1968 Mexico City Games were preceded by a massacre of anti-government protesters, and saw American 200-metre gold and bronze medallists […]
A cabinet card of a woman, name unknown, Toronto, Ontario. Une carte d'affaires d'une femme, nom inconnu, Toronto, Ontario. Image: I.H. Lewis. Brock University Archives, BUA002283782f.
At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Canadian bobsledders will be looking to equal or better their performance in 2010, when they won Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals in what was Canada’s best Olympic year to date in bobsleigh. Canada has been competing on the international circuit since 1959, and won its first […]
An advertisement for curling by graphic designer Guy Lalumière, 1975. Une publicité pour le curling par le graphiste Guy Lalumière, 1975. Image: Guy Lalumière. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
A tintype of a young man; date and name unknown. Un ferrotype d'un jeune homme; date et nom inconnu. Image: Brock University Archives, BUA002284663f.
The following is excerpted from Richard Foot's most recent feature article for The Canadian Encyclopedia: Prime Minister Lester Pearson and John Matheson, one of his Liberal MPs, are widely considered the fathers of the Canadian flag. Their names will be front and centre in 2015 during the tributes and celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the […]
Huey Lewis in front of a Valentine's Day display, circa 1990-2000, somewhere in Canada. Huey Lewis devant un étalage pour la Saint-Valentin, vers 1990-2000, au Canada. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
If you’ve ever driven past Zion United Baptist Church, near the corner of Prince Street and Willow Street in Truro, Nova Scotia, you’ve likely seen the life-sized sculpture of a woman carved from a tree on the front lawn. This may at first seem like an unusual way to pay tribute to someone, but when […]
An advertisement for ice hockey by graphic designer Guy Lalumière, 1975. Une publicité pour l'hockey sur glace par le graphiste Guy Lalumière, 1975. Image: Guy Lalumière. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
Across the country many Canadians are collectively crossing our fingers that both the women’s and men’s hockey teams will repeat their gold medal performances of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. But as February is also Black History Month, we would particularly like to celebrate the success of Black Canadians in our official winter […]