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 […]
The winning image from our Halifax photo contest, by Brendan Sutcliffe. L'image gagnante de notre concours de photo de Halifax, par Brendan Sutcliffe.
« Les gens me demandent toujours : d’où venez-vous? Ca devient mêlant. J’aimerais leur dire, 'Je viens du Canada.' J’aimerais dire que je suis simplement Canadien. » Moussa Magassa, un orateur de Passages Canada basé à Victoria, C.-B., est originaire du Sénégal. Quand il avait seulement 10 ans, il a quitté son village pour aller étudier […]
"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 […]