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Joseph Brant

Joseph Brant

[ 15 ] October 24, 2009 |

Although Brant was born in the United States, his life had an impact on Canada that can be seen in the city of Brantford, which is named in his honour. In 1742, Theyendanega (Brant’s birth name) came into the world knowing he was a Mohawk Chief. Chief Brant attended Moor’s Charity School for Indians at […]

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History of Canada Day

History of Canada Day

[ 3 ] October 24, 2009 |

Canada Day is July 1st of every year. It’s the day that all Canadians enjoy relaxation while spending time with family & friends. It typically involves a BBQ (cook-out). Many communities host Canada Day events and set off fireworks. The Americans separated from British rule in 1776, and celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. Canada […]

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The Halifax Explosion

The Halifax Explosion

[ 2 ] October 24, 2009 |

Prior to Hiroshima, the worst man-made explosion occurred on December 6, 1917, at 9:05 am in the town of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Two thousand people were killed, 9,000 were injured. Three hundred and twenty-five acres were destroyed. What caused this devastation? World War I was raging in Europe but Halifax was prospering as a jump […]

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Trivia EH? Canadian Emigration

Trivia EH? Canadian Emigration

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

During the American Revolution, 1896-1910, and the Viet Nam war more Americans immigrated to Canada, than Canadians to the USA Those 3 exceptions aside, Canadians are moving to the USA, 2-3 times more often than Americans coming north Macleans magazine reported that between 1919 & 1926, 11% of University of Toronto graduates, 15% of Western […]

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Canadian Emigration

Canadian Emigration

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Historically, Canadians have been moving south to the United States for a variety of reasons. One of the first en masse emigrators were the Acadians. Nova Scotian Governor Charles Lawrence expelled all French speaking people from the colony, putting them on ships and transferring them as far away as Louisiana. After rebellions in Upper and […]

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The Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf

[ 2 ] October 24, 2009 |

It’s believed that the maple leaf became a Canadian symbol as early as the 1700’s. Indians have been using the sap of the trees for food long before Canada saw ships on its horizon. Several groups used the Maple Leaf as a symbol in the 1800’s, including its use on the badge of the 100th […]

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Trivia EH? Great Seal of Canada

Trivia EH? Great Seal of Canada

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Made by the Royal Canadian Mint The seal weighs 3.75 kilograms which is 8.267 lbs. It is 12.7 centimeters in diameter which is 5 inches. Inscriptions are French and English whereas previous seals inscriptions were in Latin.

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Great Seal of Canada

Great Seal of Canada

[ 1 ] October 24, 2009 |

The Great Seal of Canada is not a cute furry ocean dwelling animal, it is a symbol used on all state documents for authority and authenticity. Documents such as proclamations, commissions of cabinet ministers, senators, judges and senior government officials. The Great Seal of Canada provides the formal sanction of the Crown to a document. […]

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The Canadian Flag

The Canadian Flag

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

(Featured 2001) Canada’s longest battle was waged in parliament over the introduction of a uniquely Canadian symbol…..the flag. That is not to assume that a distinctly Canadian flag wasn’t considered before the maple leaf version was adopted…..the current design was actually discussed as early as 1919. Up until, 1945, the only “official” flag that Canada […]

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Trivia EH?  Canada

Trivia EH? Canada

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Canada is the world’s second largest country (Russian Federation is 1st) Canada is comprised of 10 provinces and 3 territories 7.6% of Canada’s land mass is actually lakes – there are over 2 million Population is approximately 32 million – US population is approximately 273 million

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