Tag Archives: Canada

A thumbs-up to the World Cup from a soccer-illiterate internationalist

You’re right, this is a very unusual topic for me. We’ve never really followed soccer, except to watch our kids play when they were small. It’s not really on our radar screen. And for many years, when we’d make an … Continue reading

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Canada in pictures … and humour

I’ve often gone to the boredpanda.com site in my search for fun maps, but thanks to my friend Marilyn – who clearly spends at least as much time browsing the Internet as I do – for reminding me of all … Continue reading

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It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the True North, and there’s always much to be thankful for, even if you have to look more closely these days

Thanksgiving weekend in Canada comes at a beautiful time of year; after all, the second Monday of October – our Thanksgiving’s official date – is at the height of fall splendour. And spectacular it is. We can be thankful for … Continue reading

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Blue Jays baseball, Truth and Reconciliation, and playoffs ahead

I don’t post about sports very often (unless you count running, that is), and I’m not sure I’ve ever posted two days in a row, but last night’s Blue Jays game was too much fun not to share. Maybe I … Continue reading

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It’s baby steps, I know, but Orange Shirt Day is making a difference

Today, September 30, is Orange Shirt Day in Canada. (OK, it’s officially called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.) This special day of learning and reflection about the enduring devastating impacts of the Residential Schools imposed upon Indigenous children (and … Continue reading

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Embrace your natural grey, unless of course you’re a female newscaster or politician

Ask hair stylists anywhere and they’ll confirm it: during the pandemic, many, many – many – women made the brave decision to let their hair assume its natural colour.  Finding themselves without access to their hair stylists for months at … Continue reading

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Today – Summer Solstice – is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an important day in Canada, one in which Indigenous peoples celebrate their heritage and non-Indigenous Canadians are encouraged to reflect on the critical importance of turning around the devastation the effects of colonialism have had … Continue reading

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Outrage from a Canadian: a rant

I try pretty hard not to rant on this blog.  I understand that not everyone feels the same way about everything, and that’s a reality we all live with.  I try to show respect for some level of differences of … Continue reading

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