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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Canadian History for Kids: Mordecai Richler

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Mordecai Richler

Mordecai Richler dies at age 70; the social critic and novelist’s work included the novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at the great Canadian. Mordecai Richler.
When he died on July 3, 2001, at the age of 70, Mordecai Richler was known as one of Canada’s greatest novelist. He was also a social critic, a freelance journalist and a scriptwriter for radio, television and film.

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Canadian History for Kids: Happy Canada Day!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Happy Canada Day!

Canada day is the national day of Canada, celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, when we became single country called Canada within the British Empire. Originally it was called Dominion Day but the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as among Canadians internationally.

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