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5  - Canadian Opera 1977 - 7 March 2014

Poster for the Canadian Opera, 1977. Une affice de l'Opéra  canadien, 1977. Image: Heather Cooper. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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4 - Aileen Hanger - 6 March 2014

Members of the Canadian Women's Army Corps having fun during a break from the course on the use of gas masks, Chilliwack, British Columbia, January 1945. Des membres du Service féminin de l’Armée canadienne en s'amusant pendant une pause d'un cours de masque à gaz, Chilliwack, Columbie-Britannique, janvier 1945. Image: Aileen Hanger. Memory Project Archives.

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3 - Korean Service Corps - 5 March 2014

Members of the Korean Service Corps, August 1953. The Korean Service Corps included Korean males who were unable to serve because of age or disability. They worked on infrastructure projects such as building roads and drainage ditches. In emergencies, they acted as ammunition porters. Membres du Corps de service coréen en août 1953. Dans le […]

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Paralympics Opening Ceremonies

With the illustriousness of the Olympics — not to mention the ongoing political turmoil between Russia and Ukraine — it may be easy to forget about the Paralympics, which begin this Friday with the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi. Though often not celebrated on the same grandiose scale as the Olympics, the Paralympics feature athletic feats […]

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2. Heather MacEwen Diver - 4 March 2014

Al Hanson places a diving 'hard hat' on diver Heather McEwen's head. Alberta, August 1962. Al Hanson met un « casque rigide » de plongée sur la tête de la plongeuse Heather McEwen. Alberta, août 1962. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.  

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7 - Seated outside cabin - 2 March 2014

Man and woman seated outside a log cabin. Un homme et une femme assis à l'extérieur d'une cabane en bois rond. Image: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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1 March 2014 - Red Robinson

Red Robinson, circa 1950s. Red Robinson, vers les années 1950. Image : Red Robinson Collection.  

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Gold medal

The Sochi Olympics have been over for almost a week and we’re all feeling the collective withdrawal associated with not seeing Ron Maclean on TV every night. Here’s something that may boost your spirits. While the Russian Olympic Team may be able to lay claim to the most event victories1 Canada is actually walking away […]

History
5 - Africville Car - 28 February 2014

A man leans on a car in Africville, Nova Scotia, 14 September 1965. Un homme accoudé sur une auto à Africville, Nouvelle-Écosse, 14 septembre 1965. Image : Ted Grant. Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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Paardeberg

One of the most intriguing artifacts once on loan to the Canadian War Museum was a white handkerchief. Frayed and dirty, it had been hoisted on a rifle by Boer commandos surrendering to the troops of the Royal Canadian Regiment — one of whom considered the rag a worthy battlefield keepsake. It was brought home […]

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Dany Laferriere

Le 12 décembre 2013, Dany Laferrière devenait non seulement le premier écrivain canadien et québécois à être élu à l’Académie française, mais aussi le premier Haïtien à recevoir cette distinction. Âgé de 60 ans, Laferrière est aussi le plus jeune membre de l’Académie. Il occupera le fauteuil numéro deux, autrefois occupé par Alexandre Dumas fils […]

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4 - Angelique - 27 February 2014

Kit Lang, Incendiary, Marie-Joseph Angelique, mixed media, 2012. Kit Lang, Incendiare, Marie-Joseph Angelique, médias mixtes, 2012. Image: © Kit Lang, 2012.