In Memoriam - Member Area - Storytellers of Canada
Storytellers of Canada represents storytellers involved in maintaining and practicing the oral tradition of storytelling across the Canada.
Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz
This lighthearted, animated short is based on the song "The Log Driver's Waltz" by Wade Hemsworth. Easily one of the most often-requested films in the NFB collection, Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing along to the tale of a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do competitor. Driving logs down the river has made the young man the best dancing partner to be found.
After the war, immigration to Canada was encouraged again but it was extremely limited. Canada wanted mostly Western-European immigrants and British and American immigrants. Many people had become suspicious of non-British or foreigners and were Xenophobic. To finally become an immigrant and stay in Canada, it was compulsory for immigrants to pass an English test.
Canada Manitoba Immigration Poster 1892 - Print
Canada Manitoba Immigration Poster 1892 - Print Prints from old-time Travel Posters. This one was to encourage immigration to Manitoba Canada and to the others States of the great wheat belt Seskatchewan, Alberta etc. It was issued in Ottawa in 1892 under the aegis of HM Queen Victoria whose Arms are shown at the top. This is a lovely old poster - very evocative of the age. The quality of the printing was not a priority when this was printed all those years ago so, by modern standards, it…
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