I have come across the following Canadian websites, social media websites, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too.
History Week in Canada (October 20 – October 27, 2014)
You can read about the robbery at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_in_the_American_Civil_War
To read further on the subject, you can go to http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3406400208.html
To read more, please go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislative_Assembly_of_the_Province_of_Canada
To read more about the grain elevators, go to http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2014/10/peels-prairie-province-releases-grain.html
In 1926, magician Harry Houdini—appearing at the Princess Theatre in Montreal—received a fatal blow to the stomach. When a McGill University student asked him if he could shrug off blows to the body; Houdini said “Yes”, but before he could brace himself, the blow was dealt. He died of a ruptured appendix 10 days later in Detroit.
To read more about this story, go to http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/houdini.asp
The Delta Bessborough is an iconic building in Saskatoon, and its general manger, Andrew Turnbull, will retire at the end of the month.
Read about Lt. Col. Leonard's observations during the week of March 20th.
The discovery of an anchor in Halifax’s dockyards believed to have belonged to Canada’s first naval warship. The director of the Naval Museum of Halifax said he’s “85 to 90 per cent certain” it belonged to HMCS Niobe, the first Canadian warship to enter the country’s territorial waters, on Oct. 21, 1910.
RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition continues to grow in its sixth year
Students can now earn one of 20 scholarships, up from three, including grand prizes of up to $5,000 that will help make their someday a reality. The competition gives students an opportunity to learn about the contribution black people have made to Canadian history.
Windsor’s Hockey Heritage Museum shoots for expanded hours
The museum season now runs from June 15 to October 05, but during the pumpkin regatta, held Thanksgiving weekend, the tourist bureau in Windsor gets hundreds of inquiries about the hockey museum.
Maritime voyage: Halifax to Prince Edward Island
Read a Jerusalem Post writer’s travels from Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island.
For Orillia resident Phil Jenkinson, his work following his genealogy led to the realization one of his relatives played a role in the First World War.
Union Gas presented a cheque for $20,000 to the committee that is fundraising to restore Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of The Mohawks, located on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Friends of Upper Fort Garry unveiled the first of a three-phase development that will celebrate the fort's singular significance in the province's history.
Local honoured by Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
The outstanding efforts of Alberta’s “heritage heroes” and the work of local organizations to preserve the province’s rich history were recognized October 16 with the announcement of the 2014 Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Heritage Awards.
Story of the Week
Did you know that “over 21-million Canadians hold a public library card, making public libraries the most popular cultural institution in the country? Over 97 percent of Canadians live in communities served by a public library, and the library adds to the vitality of every one of these communities.”
And don’t forget genealogical libraries!
In Ottawa, we are fortunate to have many genealogical libraries in the city, and we should take advantage of them.
They hold maps, directories, books, and those ever so important family files that may hold clues to our ancestors, census, and cemetery records.
For more information Library Month, go to http://librarymonth.ca/