The Scottish clans of Canada filled Parliament Hill to show their colours in celebration of National Tartan Day on April 10, 2011.
Among some of the first Voyageurs in Canada, the Scots have played an important role in shaping our nation. And with approximately 4.7 million Canadians claiming Scottish heritage, they continue to to this day. Immerse yourself in the celebration.
Well known to most Canadians, the Heritage Minutes television spots have run alongside the commercials during our favourite shows for years to teach us about our nation’s history. But are they merely fun, mini-documentaries?
While pursuing her master's in politics and communication at the London School of Economics, political scientist Cait Hurcomb began examining the Heritage Minute project and how it works to unify the identity of a nation often cast as a mosaic of cultures and ideas. What ...
"Burnt toast! Dr. Penfield I can smell burnt toast!" is a line seared into my mind and the minds of many Canadians thanks to the well known Canadian Heritage Minutes. The fact that those words have stuck with us through the years speaks to the power of the television spots, which ran alongside the commercials during our favourite shows, to teach us about our nation’s history. But is that the only impact they had?
First aired in the early 1990s and then into the new millennium, the 66 Heritage ...
First published as "Le chandail de hockey" in a French-language collection of stories in 1979, generations of Canadians have now grown up with "The Hockey Sweater", author Roch Carrier's beloved story of misbegotten Christmas gifts.
What better way to ring in the holiday season than with this heartwarming Canadian classic? And better yet, head over to the CBC to hear the author read his story on air to Peter Gzowski.