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 […]
Canadian athletes have secured another place in figure skating history with the silver medal in the inaugural team event. Our dream team, the largest figure skating team at Sochi, gave exciting stand-out performances in all four skating disciplines. The team event has its nay-sayers. Some say it demands too much of skaters before their individual […]
It’s safe to say that Shirley Temple was the most popular nine-year-old in North America in 1937. Temple, who passed away on Monday, offered Depression-era audiences temporary relief via plucky characters and cheerful songs. Girls who wanted to emulate Temple provided plenty of participants for lookalike contests such as the one held in Toronto during […]
« D'habitude, lorsque les gens nous demandent d'où l’on vient, leur intention consiste à essayer de nous situer géographiquement afin de déterminer le lien qu'ils établiront avec nous[…] Mais il s’agit d’une vraie question[…], mais cette question a un sens implicite. Au lieu de laisser cette question me contrarier en m'imaginant que les gens cherchent à […]
“Usually when people ask where you’re from, the intention is to try and locate you geographically so that they can know how to relate with you[...]It is a genuine question[…]but it has implicit meaning. And what I’m trying to do instead of just[…]thinking they’re asking the question because they want to discriminate [against] me, I […]
A cabinet card of a man, name unknown, circa 1865-1884, in Brampton, Ontario. Une carte d’affaires d’un homme, nom inconnu, vers 1865-1884, Brampton, Ontario. Image: J.W. Cole., Brock University Archives, BUA002283723f.
Canada won’t likely win gold in the pairs figure skating competition.1 The competition at these Olympics is deep and fierce, and stepping onto the podium requires not just a flawless skate, but one that is technically difficult and perfect down to the last sequin. But who cares? During Tuesday’s short program Canada’s top-ranked teams — […]