On the morning of Nov. 11th, while standing at a local cenotaph with a large group of proud ‘poppy-wearers,’ I began thinking about this topic (Canadian Honours). As I watched the various armed forces march by with colourful ribbons and medals proudly displayed, a Pipe Band made my Scottish blood tingle! I noted the […]
Spring is actually making an appearance here on the West Coast! We’ve had a few warm, breezy days and the daffodils and tulips are popping up all over. I found a “surprise” bouquet of tulips at our front door last week and enjoyed them for days before learning they were from our neighbour next door. […]
I’m back! A week in the Mexican sun was lovely, and I’m almost back into my “website routine!” But no worries, because I have something special to share today! I have a wonderful young friend, Liz Montroy, who, as part of the Canadian Olympics Committee’s Digital Media Team, worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep […]
I’m very grateful today that our country’s government is still up and running! However, in the USA this week the government has ‘shut down’ and this means the National Parks are closed. Let’s invite our USA friends to come up and tour one of our 47 National Parks. See if you can match just 13/47 […]
I was researching Canadian vehicle license plates this week and was interested to find that it was in 1977 that Québec changed the wording on its plate from La Belle Province (The Beautiful Province) to Je Me Souviens (I Remember). When writing Positively Canadian, my research showed that it was 1955 when the change was […]
No quiz today…just some thoughts and 2 stories about “remembering” the family and friends whose courage in two World Wars has given us the freedoms we enjoy today. In WWII my father was in the AirForce (RCAF) and my father-in-law was in the Navy (RCN). Neither of them spoke about the war, just about how […]
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