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? […]
Kathy Kreiner, winner of the gold medal in the giant slalom event at the 12th Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck, Austria, 13 February 1976. Kathy Kreiner, gagnante de la médaille d’or du slalom géant aux 12ieme Jeux olympiques d’hiver, à Innsbruck, Autriche, 13 février 1976. Image: D. Paterson. Library and Archives. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
I’m a hockey fan because of my little sister, Sarah. I went to all of her games, played goalie while she practiced her slap shot and had her hockey card taped to my locker in high school. Mom and dad aside, I was her number one fan. You can imagine, then, how excited my sister […]
Law office of Frederick H. A. Davis, in Amherstberg, Ontario, 1914. Davis was one of the first Black lawyers in Canada. Le cabinet d'avocats de Frederick H. A. Davis, à Amherstberg, Ontario, 1914. Davis était l'un des premiers avocats noirs au Canada. Image: Archives of Ontario / Archives de l'Ontario. I0014679.
I cheered when hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser was announced as Canada’s flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies at the Sochi Winter Games. Playing in her fifth Olympic Winter Games, the 35-year-old star has already helped the Canadian women’s team to three gold medals and one silver medal at the Games. Now a fixture on the Canadian […]