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5 - Cathedral, Ypres - 14 March 2014

A Canadian soldier looking through the south entrance of the cathedral in Ypres, Belgium, 1917.  Un soldat canadien en regardant à travers l'entrée sud de la cathédrale à Ypres, Belgique, 1917. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. PA-002063.

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The Heritage Minutes: whether watching them makes you laugh or makes you feel nostalgic – no Canadian can deny that they are indeed, a part of our heritage. Being able to recite your favourite lines is somewhat of a Canadian barometer.1 Go ahead, we know you want to. “We need to keep our Irish names”, […]

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4 - Expo Ride - 13 March 2014

The Sky Ride at Expo 67 in Montreal, QC.   Le Téléphérique à l’Expo 67, Montréal, QC. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. 1970-019 NPC. 

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3 - Lacrosse - 12 March 2014

The Young Capitals Lacrosse Team, 1890.   L'équipe de la crosse, les Young Capitals, 1890. Image: Topley Studio. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. 1936-270 NPC.

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Êtes-vous tellement fan d'Arcade Fire que votre photo doit être sur leur article de l’encyclopédie? Si vous en êtes certain mais que vos amis sont sceptiques, voici l’occasion de leur prouver le contraire! Partagez vos photos d'Arcade Fire avec L’Encyclopédie Canadienne. Votre photo peut devenir la photo pour notre article sur la meilleure groupe venue de Montréal depuis Men Without Hats!1 […]

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Are you such a huge Arcade Fire fan that your photo should be on the band’s encyclopedia entry? If you’ve made that claim to doubting friends before, now’s your chance to prove them wrong! Share your photos related to Arcade Fire with us and your photo could become the photo for The Canadian Encyclopedia’s entry on Montreal’s greatest musical export since […]

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Included in almost every list of the greatest inventions of all-time, the telephone, in my opinion has changed the world forever. Yesterday was 138 years since Alexander Graham Bell made that fateful first telephone call uttering the words “Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.” to his assistant. But I wonder […]

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2 - Big Bear - 11 March 2014

Mistahimaskwa  (Big Bear), a Plains Cree Chief, 1885. Mistahimaskwa  (Big Bear), un chef des Cris des Plaines, 1885. Image:  O.B. Buell. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. C-001873.

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The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, Thomas King, Anchor Canada, 2012. Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian1 is a partly traditional, partly experimental history of Indians in Canada and the United States.2 It might be confusing to Canadian readers to see so much American content, but as King points out, separating […]

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The Massey Murder: A maid, her master, and the trial that shocked a country, Charlotte Gray, HarperCollins, 2013. The Massey family are well documented figures of Toronto’s history. As one of Toronto’s founding — and wealthiest — families, their names are literally carved into the city’s streets. Massey Hall, for example, was a gift from […]

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1 - Commonwealth - 10 March 2014

A British Commonwealth poster from 1941. Une affiche du Commonwealth de la Grand-Bretagne de 1941. Image: Luntz. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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7 - Ray Mead Star Gazer II - 9 March 2014

Ray Mead, Star Gazer II, 1998. Ray Mead, Star Gazer II, 1998. Image: Ray Mead Estate/Christopher Cutts Gallery.