Canadian History for Kids: Neil Young

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Neil Young

Toronto rocker Neil Young holds his First recording session in Winnipeg. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at Neil Young. Neil Young was born November 12, 1945 in Toronto, Ontario to Rassy and Scott Young. His father was a highly respected sportswriter for The Toronto Sun and has authored several books, including Neil & Me, a 1984 title covering his relationship with his musician son. As a youth, he survived diabetes, polio, epilepsy and the divorce of his parents.

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Canadian History for Kids: The Kids in the Hall

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: The Kids in the Hall

Toronto based The Kids In The Hall variety/comedy show debuts on HBO. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at the Kids In The Hall. On July 21, 1989, the Canadian sketch comedy group, The Kids in the Hall, debuted their series on HBO in the United States. The name “the Kids in the Hall” was taken from the comment made by great comedians such as Jack Benny and Sid Caesar when one of their jokes didn’t go over well. They would say the joke came from “the kids in the hall” referring to the young writers hanging around the studios.

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Canadian History for Kids: Montreal Olympics

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Montreal Olympics

Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Montréal Olympic Games. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at the the Montreal Olympics. The Opening Ceremony of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games was held on Saturday, July 17, 1976 at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the ’76 summer olympics.

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Canadian History for Kids: Anthony Calvillo

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Anthony Calvillo

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo throws his 395th career touchdown in leading the Alouettes to a 40-17 defeat of the Toronto Argonauts; surpasses Damon Allen’s record as the CFL’s all-time leader in TD passes. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at the amazing career or Anthony Calvillo. From a training camp tryout in a parking lot with a team called the Las Vegas Posse to becoming the all-time passing leader in the Canadian Football League, Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo can only look at his career and think: “Wow.”

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Canadian History for Kids: Stratford Theater

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Stratford Theater

British producer Tyrone Guthrie directs Alec Guinness in William Shakespeare’s Richard the Third, to open the First season of the Stratford Festival, held in a tent. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at the legendary Stratford Theater. On the evening of July 13, 1953, the dream of journalist Tom Patterson was fulfilled with the opening of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

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Canadian History for Kids: Tom Thomson

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson drowns on about this day in Canoe Lake in his beloved Algonquin Park. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at Canadian legend, Tom Thomson. No one can be certain what happened on Sunday, July 8th, 1917, the day that Tom Thomson disappeared. He died sometime between July 8, when he was last seen, and July 16, 1917, when his body was found floating in Canoe Lake. The cause of death was recorded as accidental drowning. This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the amazing life of one of Canada’s most influential artist’s.

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Canadian History for Kids: Alberta and Saskatchewan

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Alberta and Saskatchewan

1905, July 4 – House of Commons passes bills establishing Alberta as a province. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Alberta and Saskatchewan, two of Canada’s great western provinces officially became provinces on July 4th, 1905. This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of our Canada, looks at these two provinces that helped shape our great nation!

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