Category: Red, White & Canadian

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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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

  “Rather than the rise-to-fame narrative of his first concert movie, 2011’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, it amounts to damage control by way of distraction.” Marc Hirsh, Boston Globe The movie Mr. Hirsh is talking about, Bieber’s second cinematic adventure, is Believe. Based on early box office showings—somewhere around $4.5 million in its first five […]

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Jim Flaherty (December 30, 1949 – April 10, 2014)

Jim Flaherty (December 30, 1949 – April 10, 2014)

[ 0 ] May 21, 2014 |

In a related Canadiana Connection article – Canadian Federal Budget – we discussed how every February or March the Government of Canada presents its new Federal budget. We began that article with an important nod to Jim Flaherty, our former Federal Finance Minister. We felt Canadians would miss Flaherty’s expert guidance of the country’s finances; […]

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Murchie’s Tea & Coffee – From Queen Victoria to You

Murchie’s Tea & Coffee – From Queen Victoria to You

[ 0 ] January 15, 2014 |

The iconic and internationally-shopped tea and coffee specialty company, Murchie’s, whose history in Canada dates back to 1894, was in large part responsible for the birth of Starbucks; yes, you read that right. Read on to find out more… Several years ago, on an extended vacation in beautiful British Columbia, a visit to Murchie’s flagship […]

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Lululemon Athletica Inc. and Chip Wilson

Lululemon Athletica Inc. and Chip Wilson

[ 1 ] September 25, 2013 |

Chip Wilson’s Lululemon Athletica Inc. has made him one of the richest Canadians of all time. There are a lot of Canadians in the $1 billion dollar plus club, and Mr. Wilson has amassed a fortune of approximately $3 billion in a relatively short time. Dennis “Chip” Wilson was born in 1956. Raised in San […]

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Ground Control to Major Chris Hadfield

Ground Control to Major Chris Hadfield

[ 0 ] May 20, 2013 |

“But for me personally, right now, I have no aspirations at all.” So stated Chris Hadfield in a mid-May, 2013 interview with The Canadian Press. Don’t worry … it’s not what you think. His answer was in response to whether or not he was interested in entering the Canadian political arena. Phew! Actually, he went […]

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Elvis Stojko, MSC, MSM

Elvis Stojko, MSC, MSM

[ 0 ] January 31, 2013 |

Think excitement on ice, think innovation, and think several prestigious international figure skating awards, and you can’t help but think of Canadian Figure Skater Elvis ‘Terminator’ Stojko. While Olympic judges haven’t always liked him—he was always different, after all, and didn’t fit the mold—fans and fellow skaters adore him. Add to the above, this: he’s […]

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ALEXISONFIRE ROCKS THE SOUND ACADEMY IN FAREWELL TOUR

ALEXISONFIRE ROCKS THE SOUND ACADEMY IN FAREWELL TOUR

[ 0 ] January 9, 2013 |

Toronto, Ontario – Alexisonfire, the St. Catharines-native metal group, brought the house down on their December 28th date at the Sound Academy for their official farewell tour. Originally, there was only supposed to be one show at the warehouse on the outskirts of downtown, but the original date sold out within minutes, bringing them to […]

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The Lord Black of Crossharbour – Conrad Black

The Lord Black of Crossharbour – Conrad Black

[ 0 ] December 12, 2012 |

“I quickly developed alliances with the Mafia people, then the Cubans. I was friendly with the ‘good ol’ boys’ and the African-Americans. They all understood I had fought the system, and I do believe I earned their respect for that.” So said Conrad Black—Lord Black—in a Vanity Fair interview in August, 2011. Whatever you think […]

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Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek

In June of 2012, the beloved, 28-year host of Jeopardy!—Alex Trebek—had a minor heart attack. Thankfully, it was only mild, and he was soon to return to his hosting duties on the show. Trebek is billed by Wikipedia as a “Canadian-American television personality”. Yet for decades, fans on both sides of the border have simply […]

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