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 — […]
Nova Scotia is a land of extremes. When beautiful blue seas turn rough, the fishermen may never come home. Lush forests give way to hot, dirty, and dangerous mines far below. When a bump1 fills the shafts with rubble it’s the miners who sometimes don’t make it home. On 23 October 1958, a bump hit […]
I woke up this morning to read that Canada was still first (first!) in the medal standings, and that our country had increased its lead over Netherlands and Norway. Earlier today Dara Howell won gold in the women’s ski slopestyle final, joining Charles Hamelin (men’s 1500m speedskating), Alex Bilodeau (men’s moguls) and Justine Dufour-Lapointe (women’s […]
Family camping, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick, July 1953. / Le camping familial, dans le parc national Fundy, au Nouveau-Brunswick, juillet 1953. Image: Chris Lund. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
Man in suit and hat feeds the birds in Stanley Park, British Columbia, 1954. / Un homme portant un complet et un chapeau nourrit les oiseaux au parc Stanley, Colombie-Britannique, 1954. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
Man standing on the riverbank looking at Whitehorse Rapids, Yukon, 1949. / Un homme debout sur la berge de la rivière observant les rapides de Whitehorse, Yukon, 1949. Image: A. Beaver. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.