Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To mark the occasion, Passages Canada is letting its storytellers speak for themselves. Passages Canada’s volunteer speakers share their personal stories of cultural identity and heritage online and in person in schools and community groups across Canada. Many of them have something to say […]
François Malépart de Beaucourt, Portrait of a Haitian Woman, 1786. François Malépart de Beaucourt, Portrait d’une femme haïtienne, 1786. Image: © McCord Museum/Gift of Mr. David Ross McCord/M12067.
Thelonius Monk at Expo 67 in Montreal. Thelonius Monk à l’Expo 67 à Montréal. Image: Library and Archives Canada/1970-019 NPC.
It wasn’t an auspicious beginning to a busy day for the Duke of Connaught. Scheduled to arrive in Toronto at 7:30 a.m. on March 19, 1914, the Duke’s train from Ottawa was delayed for an hour-and-a-half due to snowdrifts on the track north of Whitby. Perhaps the delay gave the Governor-General, Queen Victoria’s third son, […]
Levi Veney inside J.D. Burkes’ store in Amherstburg, ON, 1898. Levi Veney à l’intérieur du magasin J.D. Burkes à Amherstberg (Ontario), 1898. Image: McCurdy fonds/Archives of Ontario/I0024830.
The Canadian Paralympic Team finished on a high note at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. In the last two days of the Games, Canadian athletes won gold in cross-country skiing, giant slalom, and curling, bringing the total to seven gold medals (16 medals overall). The Canadians were third overall in the gold-medal standings, no small […]
To be honest, I felt like a bit of a slug last Friday, 14 March 2014. All winter I’ve been avoiding my road bike, which hangs in the basement beside my washing machine. Work, childcare, life…these were my excuses. I do have an indoor trainer, but I would have had to move that ever-growing pile […]
Sunlight through a field, Picton, Ontario. La lumière du soleil dans un champ, Picton, Ontario. Image: Jacob Frank Bell.
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.
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 […]
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.