Canadian History for Kids: Trans Canada Highway

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Trans Canada Highway

Prime Minister John Diefenbaker officially opens the Trans-Canada Highway to traffic. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at the Trans Canada Highway.. Is July 30th, 1962 the anniversary of the opening of the longest national highway in the world? We aren’t sure! This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the ever controversial Trans Canada Highway.

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Canadian History for Kids: Donavon Bailey

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Donavon Bailey

Donovan Bailey wins Olympic gold for Canada at the Atlanta Olympics, running the 100 m sprint in 9.84, setting a new world record. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at Donovan Bailey. Donovan Bailey’s heroics were the highlight of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. On July 27th, 1996, Bailey struck gold winning the men’s 100m run. This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the accomplishments of sprinter Donavon Bailey.

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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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