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Trivia Eh? Rick Hanson

Trivia Eh? Rick Hanson

[ 0 ] October 8, 2014 |

Like Terry Fox, one of Rick’s inspirations and heroes, Rick was born in British Columbia. Rick’s Man in Motion World Tour took 26 grueling months. It covered over 34 countries, through four continents, and involved over 40,000 km. It raised world-wide awareness for spinal cord research, plus over $26 million dollars. Amanda Reid-Hansen was Rick’s […]

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Canuck Quotes: Rick Hansen

Canuck Quotes: Rick Hansen

[ 0 ] October 1, 2014 |

For Rick, his Man in Motion World Tour, and even being named a Companion of the Order of Canada, weren’t/aren’t enough: “I honestly believe that my best work is in front, not behind me. I am driven by a deep passion and need to make a difference and leave this world a little better than […]

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Saint John, New Brunswick

Saint John, New Brunswick

[ 0 ] September 24, 2014 |

The second-largest city in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick. The latest census, taken in 2011, showed the population of this lovely centre at just over 70,000; the metropolitan area’s population is approximately 130,000. Known by many nicknames – Fundy City and Loyalist City are but two – Saint […]

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Rick Hansen – A Man in Motion

Rick Hansen – A Man in Motion

[ 0 ] September 17, 2014 |

A multiple medal winner for Canada – over the course of two Paralympic Games – Richard Marvin “Rick” Hansen’s fame comes more from his Man in Motion World Tour that began and ended in Vancouver between 1985 and 1987. He raised an incredible $26 million dollars for spinal cord research, and like his fellow British […]

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Québec City – Old World Charm

Québec City – Old World Charm

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014 |

You have the answer. The question is: “What is one of the most beautiful, charming, and magical cities in Canada?” Next to Montreal, Québec City is the second largest city in the province of Québec, with the 2011 Census indicating the population of the city proper at just over 516,000 and of the metropolitan area […]

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Warrior Dash At Horseshoe Valley is Canada’s Only

Warrior Dash At Horseshoe Valley is Canada’s Only

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014 |

There are 35 Warrior Dashes in North America but the Dash at Horseshoe Valley Resort in Barrie, Ontario, is the only one in Canada. Last weekend, 13,000 people attended the two day race series, making this 4th annual event the third largest and one of only three dashes held over two days to accommodate the […]

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Trivia Eh? Justin Bieber

Trivia Eh? Justin Bieber

[ 0 ] June 11, 2014 |

In 2012, Forbes magazine named Bieber as the third most powerful celebrity in the world! Not bad for a Canadian kid who was born in London, Ontario and grew up Stratford. Bieber was born on March 1, 1994. In terms of social media popularity, it seems Justin is in a perennial race with Katy Perry. […]

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Canuck Quotes: Justin Bieber

Canuck Quotes: Justin Bieber

[ 0 ] June 9, 2014 |

Perhaps in reference to his first movie, Bieber stated: “I’m telling you, people. Everyday we wake up is another blessing. Follow your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you. Never say never.” On visiting the Anne Frank House museum, Bieber (foolishly) wrote the following in the guest book: “Truly inspiring. Great girl – hope she […]

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Trivia Eh? Jim Flaherty

Trivia Eh? Jim Flaherty

[ 0 ] May 28, 2014 |

Player and fan Flaherty won his way into Princeton University on a hockey scholarship. The only Canadian Finance Minister to have been so-named, Mr. Flaherty was named Finance Minister of the Year by EUROMoney Magazine. The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Member of Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa was afforded a […]

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Canuck Quotes: Jim Flaherty

Canuck Quotes: Jim Flaherty

[ 0 ] May 26, 2014 |

Less than a month before he died, in a speech announcing his resignation as Canada’s Finance Minister, in a quote that’s perhaps eerily ironic, Flaherty stated: “As many of you know, I faced a health issue over this past year. I have received much support and good wishes from Canadians across the country and for […]

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