Category Archives: Canadiana

Who Reads What and Why? – Fake News

Today is the Inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the U.S. of A.  Media will cover this historic event from every angle (we hope) and will let all bias slide (we hope), but just in case, here’s what you … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Crosses

When I was a little girl I was given an autograph book.  I think they may have gone by the way of the dinosaur, but in those days collecting autographs was a big thing to do.  I remember I first … Continue reading

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Alberta Weather Friday Funnies

Well, we’ve had a good laugh here in Alberta at the expense of yet another celebrity who has come to our fair province with an agenda.  In this case it was the “Titanic” star, Leonardo DiCaprio who mistook our blustery Chinook … Continue reading

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada. “The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention.  The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find … Continue reading

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Happy 148th Birthday, Canada!

July 1st marks Canada’s 148th Birthday.  I thought as we remember Canada’s Birthday on this day with celebration and fireworks, we also remember its heritage and history.  Canada was (and hopefully will continue) to be a nation founded under God. ‘O Canada’ was … Continue reading

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Hockey Superstitions

It is no secret that I am a hockey fan, especially during the playoffs.  My heart has been and always will be with the Montreal Canadiens, however living in “Cowtown” (Calgary), it’s hard not to have a small corner of … Continue reading

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Terry Fox – A Great Canadian

I was a young bride and studying at the University of Calgary on my way to finishing my education degree.  My husband was going back and forth from Calgary to Comox, B.C. to visit with his mother who was battling … Continue reading

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O Canada

On July 1st, my husband and I are planning to drive his restored 64 Valiant to a Show and Shine in Red Deer.  It is particularly exciting to participate in this year’s car show since my husband made a point … Continue reading

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It’s a Canadien Game – Part 2

In 1967 the Toronto Maples Leafs were mostly a veteran hockey team with players like Johnny Bower (age 42), Red Kelly (age 39), Terry Sawchuk (age 37) and Tim Horton (age 37).  Younger players included Eddie Shack (age 30), Frank … Continue reading

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It’s a Canadien Game – Part 1

I’m a Montreal Canadien’s fan from waaaaay back!  There I’ve said it!  I’ve had to keep it hidden for over thirty years, seeing as I live in Flames territory…Calgary Flames that is.  I mean I love the Flames but mostly … Continue reading

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