Famous People Who Canadian Places are Named After Like all countries that began as European colonies, Canada is filled with cities, regions, roads, and buildings named after once-influential people whose stories Canadians have largely forgotten. The names of these places appear so frequently in conversation that we seldom pause to consider
Five Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West Thanks to Hollywood Westerns, the world will not forget icons of the American frontier any time soon. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) immortalized Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Cochise County Cowboys. John Wayne's starring role in The Alamo (1960) made Davy Crockett a household name.
On Monday, January 25, 2016, kids all over the country stood for the O Canada before morning announcements. Young men- like the Medicine Hat Tigers in Prince George, BC, and the Kindersley Klippers in Wilkox, Saskatchewan- removed their helmets for the Canadian National Anthem before battling the home team on the
If stones could speak, the bedrock of the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, would never stop talking. Throughout the years, the river that runs through the capital of Canada has borne all manner of watercraft, from the birch-bark canoes of Algonquin hunters to the iron-hulled steamboats of the Union Forwarding & Railway Company.
Canada's Cross of Valour Recipients from the Govenor General's listings The Cross of Valour was created on May 1, 1972. It is only awarded for acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril. Posthumous (after death) awards may be made. All Canadian citizens, both civilians and members of the Canadian Forces, are eligible for the award. The Cross
The United Empire Loyalists? U.E.L. Association of Canada In light of the situation taking place between the US and Cuba, we thought you would be interested in knowing that the Cuban government does not have a monopoly on revolution and confiscating land from exiles. Maybe the Americans should read about the United Empire Loyalists before condemning Cuba!The
The War of 1812 Part 7: Who Won the War of 1812? The War of 1812, although it was officially declared in 1812, actually began in 1776. That was when the Americans declared their independence from Britain. The war of independence which led up to the declaration split the American colonists along the lines of those
The War of 1812 Part 6: How Politics Sunk the Americans The geographic make up of Canada should have favored the American during the War of 1812. Except for the areas in and around its major cities, Canada was rough wilderness of forest and rock with a single major river running through it to the
War of 1812 Part 5: Chronology of the Action The key to understanding war of any kind is to recognize that no action in war is isolated from another. For example, success in Normandy (D-Day) was not an isolated event, purely the result of planning an executing the attack. It was, in
The War of 1812 Part 4: The Emergence of Sir Isaac Brock Isaac Brock was born 6 October 1769 on the Isle of Guernsey, the son of a navy midshipman. He excelled in school, including studying French, and in many sports. As he matured his ideas turned to the military and in 1785 he joined