AuthorCraigBaird

Tom Longboat

Among the list of great Canadian athletes, we tend to focus a bit too much on hockey players. The truth is, Canada has had many amazing athletes and today I am looking at one of them, Tom Longboat. Tom Longboat was born on the Six Nations Reserve on...

Edward Schreyer

While Jules Leger had great potential as Governor General, the stroke he suffered only six months after he came to the post greatly limited his ability to serve. When it came time for a new Governor General in 1979, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau...

The Edmonton City Centre Airport

The history of the City Centre Airport is a deep one, going back to the early days of aviation. On Dec. 19, 1926, the airport began its history as the first licensed airfield, or aerodrome as it was called then, in all of Canada. This airfield would...

Hockey Night In Canada

It is one of the most famous television programs in Canadian history. Its original theme was called the unofficial national anthem of Canada. It is Hockey Night in Canada and for almost 100 years, it has been an important and vital part of Canadian...

Jules Leger

In the list of Canadian-born Governors General, the first three were well-known throughout Canada. Vincent Massey, Georges Vanier and Roland Michener had all prominent careers prior to taking the office. When the very popular Michener left office in...

Nahneebahwequee

Little known today, Nahnebahnwequay was an Indigenous activist who spent her life fighting for land rights for the Indigenous before Canada was even a country. Born in 1824 at Credit River Flats, Upper Canada, she was given the name Nahnebahnwequay...

Roland Michener

After the sudden death of Georges Vanier, Canada needed to have a new Governor General appointed. It was especially important as Canada was going through its Centennial Year and the Governor General would be a major part of the events going on...

Canadian History Ehx

Recent posts