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Canada: 100 years of Canadian passion

By Paul Knowles (first published in a shorter version in Forever Young)

As virtually every Canadian is well aware, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the most important institution in this country. No, not Parliament – the National Hockey League. As Canadian celebrates its 150th birthday, the NHL is marking its centennial. (Photo: The puck drop at the terrific 2017 All-Star Game in Los Angeles; many of the 100 greatest NHL players of all time were on hand to drop a multitude of pucks for the 2017 All-Stars; Paul Knowles photo).

Canada: Capturing human rights through the lens of a camera

By Maureen Fitzhenry

National exhibition of crowd-sourced photos opens for Canada 150. (Photo: Ossie Michelin, Mi'kmaq Woman, 2013)

Canada: This land is our land

By Paul Knowles

The eight of us came from almost every part of this country – one from Nova Scotia, two from Quebec, three from Ontario, one from Alberta, and one from B.C. When we compared notes about our hometowns, the settings were very different, from proximity to lighthouses to proximity to mountains. And the languages we speak at home are different – six spoke English, two, French.

Canada: A wise “million-dollar” investment

By Paul Knowles

The Drayton Festival has made a shrewd investment this season, bringing the deservedly popular musical, “Million Dollar Quartet” to several of its stages.

Canada: "Oh, Canada!"

By Paul Knowles

(Photo: a group of Canadians, including the author, celebrating Canada day in a  British pub in Cranbrook, Kent).

"O, Canada!" At public events, we sing it loud and proud. But on any given day, we might pronounce it with very different inflections.

Canada: TORONTO: Top 17 in 2017

By Krystal Carter

Tourism Toronto has released their list of the  Top 17 in 2017 attractions and events coming to Toronto. These include Canada's 150 celebrations, the Maple Leaf's Centennial as well as new festivals and hotels opening this year, plus more. (Shown: Toronto Caribbean Carnival).

Canada: CITY OF TORONTO DESIGNATES BLOOR STREET WEST, BATHURST TO BAY, A CULTURAL CORRIDOR

By Heather Kelly

TORONTO - The Bloor St. Culture Corridor is thrilled to announce that the City of Toronto has designated Bloor St. West, between Bathurst and Bay streets, a City of Toronto cultural corridor. (Shown: The Talisker Players)

Canada: Stratford, Shaw actors headline Dickens' event

By Paul Knowles

Five of Canada's premier actors will take part in a reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in London on Monday evening, December 12. (Shown: London Pro Musica Choir)

Canada: Dr. Charlene Pauls to lead London Pro Musica Choir

By Paul Knowles

London Pro Musica Choir, an award-winning choral ensemble, launches its 47th season by welcoming the choir's new Artistic Director, Dr. Charlene Pauls. Pauls is a well-known choral conductor, soprano soloist, pedagogue, adjudicator and voice clinician. London Pro Musica Choir President Nancy Knowles says, "We conducted an exhaustive search process, looking for just the right person to lead the choir, and we're thrilled that this road led us to Charlene. It's going to be a great season, and we're looking forward to the years to come."

Canada: ART THAT MOVES YOU LAUNCHES IN WATERLOO

By Heather Franklin

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - Button Factory Arts is pleased to present the launch of our Grand River Transit exhibition, Art That Moves You. Art That Moves You promotes the arts through the public display of visual artwork and poetry on the ixpress buses and inspiring the work-a-day commuter with accessible arts for the everyday, whether it be a haiku or poem or thought for the day; or a small portrait drawing or landscape painting to refresh the rider's soul.

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