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Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

[ 2 ] October 12, 2011 |

‘The Great One’, Wayne Douglas Gretzky, was born (and raised) in Brantford, Ontario, Canada on January 26, 1961. The story of this hockey legend, who turned 50 in 2011, is fascinating and exciting. Wayne’s dad, Walter (often seen at NHL games), built a rink in the backyard of their home when Wayne was six years […]

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Ottawa

Ottawa

According to the last Canadian Census (2006) of metropolitan areas, Ottawa (or Ottawa-Gatineau to be precise) is the fourth largest Canadian city, coming in with a population of approximately 1,131,000. The geographical size of Ottawa is approximately 1,800 square miles (or 2,800 square kilometers). Much of the Ottawa area — over 90% — is in […]

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Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving

[ 1 ] October 9, 2011 |

Happy Thanksgiving! This weekend many Canadian families will be carving turkeys and filling their bellies full of stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. In our house the extensive feast of thanks usually follows with a selection of pies, preferably pumpkin and apple. Thanksgiving is typically celebrated as a weekend to spend time with family, to travel, […]

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Canuck Quotes: Rick Mercer

Canuck Quotes: Rick Mercer

[ 0 ] October 7, 2011 |

“Health Canada reports that the infection rate for chlamydia in Saskatoon is twice the national average, making it the chlamydia capital of Canada. Montreal has vowed to get their title back.” Hope Air Press Release September 27, 2011: “Our healthcare system has a lot of good things going for it, but if you can’t get […]

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Trivia Eh? Rick Mercer

Trivia Eh? Rick Mercer

[ 0 ] October 5, 2011 |

Rick was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on October 17, 1969. He’s one of four kids. His mom was a nurse, and his father was in fisheries. A multi-award winner, Rick has won 20 Gemini Awards and the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. His current show, the Rick Mercer Report, is taped in front […]

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Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer

In the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland, on a blustery October 17, 1969, a tiny little imp known as Richard Vincent “Rick” Mercer was born. Rick was raised in Middle Cove, Newfoundland (near St. John’s). He’s one of four kids. His dad was in the fisheries, and his mother was a nurse. While personal details […]

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Trivia Eh? Pierre Trudeau

Trivia Eh? Pierre Trudeau

[ 0 ] September 29, 2011 |

Trudeau was born on October 18, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec Was the middle of three children, had an older sister (Suzette) and a younger brother (Charles, Jr.) Mother, Grace Elliott was an anglophone, his father, Charles-Émile Trudeau was a francophone First met Margaret Joan Sinclair in Tahiti. At eighten years old, she was 30 years […]

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Canuck Quotes: Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Canuck Quotes: Pierre Elliott Trudeau

[ 0 ] September 28, 2011 |

Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die. Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We’re different people from you and we’re different people because of […]

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Canuck Quotes: Bill Clinton

Canuck Quotes: Bill Clinton

[ 0 ] September 12, 2011 |

In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect. Address to Canadian House of Commons, 1995: Canada has shown the world how to balance freedom with compassion and tradition with innovation, […]

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Canuck Quotes: Canada Day

Canuck Quotes: Canada Day

Queen Elizabeth II Canada Day, 1990: “I particularly recall another July 1st in Canada’s Centennial Year, here on Parliament Hill. I said then, and I repeat it today, that ‘Canada is a country that has been blessed beyond most countries in the world.’ It is a country worth working for….I am not just a fair […]

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