Canadian History for Kids: Billy Bishop

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada, World War One

Canadian History for Kids: Billy Bishop

The Germans called him Hell’s Handmaiden” and “The Blue Nosed Devil.” His one of kind missions soon earned him the nickname “The Lone Hawk”. Billy Bishop was born on 8 February 1894 in Owen Sound, Ontario. In 1911, at age 17, his parents sent him to Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He had some troubles while attending the college. Billy wasn’t the best student while his elder brother Worth was known as the highest achieving cadet ever to grace Kingston’s halls. Billy’s personality hated every aspect of the firm military attitudes.

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Canadian History for Kids: John McCrae

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada, World War One

Canadian History for Kids: John McCrae

The poem was written by a Canadian—John McCrae, a doctor and teacher, who served in both the South African War and the First World War. Born in Guelph, Ontario, McCrae started writing poetry while a student at the Guelph Collegiate Institute. As a young boy, he was also attracted to the military. He joined the Highfield Cadet Corps at 14 and at 17 registered in the Militia field battery commanded by his father.

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Canadian History for Kids: World War 1

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada, World War One

Canadian History for Kids: World War 1

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One and Canadian History for Kids have assembled 31 remarkable stories about incredible people, places and events which helped shape our amazing nation. To the men and women who lived and died during that terrible and extraordinary time, we salute you. We can never give enough thanks to our veterans for their incredible sacrifice.

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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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