Category: Patriotic Patter

Family Day in Canada

Family Day in Canada

[ 7 ] January 23, 2013 |

The second Monday in February in B.C.–the third Monday in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan—the wonderful tradition of Family Day comes around. Family Day is observed to celebrate “the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.” Family Day was first held in Alberta, in 1990, followed by Saskatchewan, and then Ontario. In […]

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The Canadian Railway Story – Part II

The Canadian Railway Story – Part II

[ 0 ] September 26, 2012 |

“Laying down track and building the bridges Bending our old backs til the railroad is done.” Gordon Lightfoot – Canadian Railroad Trilogy In Part I of The Canadian Railway Story, we began an account and a history that stretches from coast-to-coast. It’s one that that has helped establish the Canadian identity in this great land. […]

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The Canadian Railway Story – Part I

The Canadian Railway Story – Part I

[ 0 ] September 5, 2012 |

“For they looked in the future and what did they see They saw an iron road running from the sea to the sea” Gordon Lightfoot – Canadian Railroad Trilogy Canada has one of the greatest railway systems in the world. From our first railroad, the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad, opened on July 21, 1836, […]

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Ed Mirvish

Ed Mirvish

In 2007 the world lost a true humanitarian, philanthropist, and theatre mogul. “Honest Ed” Mirvish was best known on at least two fronts: first, for the iconic store Honest Ed’s. And second, for attracting world class acts, performers, and audiences to the Toronto live theatre scene. Ed was bigger than one city, however, and bigger […]

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History of Canada Day Celebrations

History of Canada Day Celebrations

Ottawa, Canada’s capital and seat of government, is inextricably connected to Canada Day. What’s your connection to it? Would it help if we provided you with a little history and few extra facts? Thought so! What we know as “Canada Day” was originally called Dominion Day. On July 1, 1867, because of the British North […]

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IMAX – Canadian Technology

IMAX – Canadian Technology

At EXPO ’67 in Montreal, on being impressed by the multi-projector, multi-screen shows they saw, a small group of Canadian entrepreneurs and filmmakers hatched the idea for IMAX; a new system that would use one powerful projector. The IMAX motion picture projection system was born. This uniquely Canadian technology, used worldwide, has turned heads for […]

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RIM and the BlackBerry

RIM and the BlackBerry

As 2011 marched on, it almost obliterated Research in Motion® (RIM) with its ‘footsteps’. RIM®, the company behind what used to be the hugely reliable BlackBerry® phone, took a huge hit on several key fronts in 2011. For example, its stock price fell spectacularly. A couple of key service outages that weren’t handled very well […]

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Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire

[ 5 ] April 11, 2012 |

We were talking to one of our American ex-patriots, currently living in in Ontario, and she said this about first walking into a Toronto-area Canadian tire: “I thought it was a tire store!” Indeed. Canadian Tire is one of the most sought-after organizations in Canada to work for, and has under its umbrella Mark’s Work […]

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History of Pablum

History of Pablum

Goo goo ga ga … whoops, sorry, we were just talking baby talk. Actually, that’s not so far off the subject of this article! Though acquired by H. J. Heinz Company in 2005, from the time of its invention to that point, Pablum was largely an all-Canadian venture. The only exception to the list of […]

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Canadian Club

Canadian Club

This is not an article about that exclusive place called The Canadian Club, which can be found on Bay Street in Toronto, among other cities and streets. This article is about whisky! One of the most recognizable drinks in the world didn’t start out in Canada. And while it’s still created in Windsor, Ontario, the […]

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