On Sept. 1, 1980, amputee Terry Fox was forced to stop his 5,000-mile run across Canada for cancer research after it was discovered that his bone cancer had spread to his lungs. He died 10 months later, but not before realizing his dream of raising one dollar for every person in Canada.

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Winnipeg the Bear, the inspiration for “Winnie the Pooh”, is seen here with Lt. Harry Colebourn when she was the unofficial mascot of a Canadian cavalry regiment in 1914.

Winnipeg the Bear, the inspiration for “Winnie the Pooh”, is seen here with Lt. Harry Colebourn when she was the unofficial mascot of a Canadian cavalry regiment in 1914 - [[MORE]] namraka: Winnipeg, or Winnie, August 1914 – 12 May was the.

One of the most well-known Remembrance Day poems, "In Flanders Fields" was written by Canada's Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae during the First World War and inspired by poppy fields near Ypres in Flanders.

Lieutenant Colornel John A. McCrae, M. Poet, physician, author, Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Author of Flanders Fields

Canadian Heritage Minute Videos! I loved these videos when I was a kid!

Historica Canada - home of the Heritage Minutes & lesson plan ideas on defining moments in Canadian history

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Canadian Prime Ministers from past to present. In 2016 Justin Trudeau (Liberal) was elected to the office of Prime Minister.

Canadian banknotes 1969-75

Canada banknotes - Canada paper money catalog and Canadian currency history

army lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a bear cub for 20 dollars,He named her Winnipeg, after his hometown, and smuggled her to England, where “Winnie” became the mascot of his militia regiment.

Harry Colebourn and his bear 'Winnie' (Winnipeg) - the bear cub was orphaned and he brought Winnie back to England after the war. She was the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh when Milne visited the London Zoo.

Halifax Harbour Disaster - Dec 6 1917. A French Ship Carrying Explosives Collides With A Norweigan Ship resulting In 2,000 Killed And 9,000 Injured.It was the largest Explosion In History Until The First A-Bomb Test In The 1940's.

The Halifax Explosion occurred on December when much of the city of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully laden with wartime explosives.

Dr. Frederick Grant Banting (Canadian medical scientist doctor) is the youngest Nobel prize laureate for Physiology/Medicine medicine for his discovery of insulin for diabetes.

Frederick Grant Banting (Canadian medical scientist doctor) is the youngest Nobel prize laureate for Physiology/Medicine medicine for his discovery of insulin for diabetes. Imagine the millions of people his work helped!

After the invasion of Hong Kong & attack on Pearl Harbour, Japanese Canadians living in Canada were being detained in Internment Camps because Canadians believed that they were spies from Japan & possible threats to Canada. - During this time, Canadians were being racist to the Japanese people and forcing them in to camps were everyone, including the young, old, sick & disabled were forced to live in poor living conditions especially during the harsh winters.

Internment of Japanese-Americans and Japanese-Canadians

Governmental Notice to Japanese Canadians. What happened to Japanese-Americans in the US also happened in Canada to Japanese-Canadians largely due to public pressure.

In 1867, the Canadian government introduced the Indian act, it stated that the native peoples would have to live on reserves, and that the native children would have to go to residential schools, they also had to leave their culture and be more European. The natives were hopeless because of the  loss of food source, they agreed so they would have a small amount of land and a chance to be farmers instead of death. Now the agreement has affected many aboriginal lives due to residential…

Part 2 of 3 Central Okanagan School District presents Angela White and the Indian Residential School Survivors' Society as a guest speaker on Canada's Reside.

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System 1879-1986. Most people don't know that residential schools lasted until 1996!!!

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System

A National Crime: the Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to by John S.

Francis " Peggy" Pegahmagabow famous Ojibwa sniper. 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He fought many battles and is a Canadian legend. Thank you for fighting for our freedom!

Legendary Ojibwa sniper unsung hero of WW I

Legendary Ojibwa sniper unsung hero of WW I.He was the most decorated First Nations soldier in the history of the Canadian military, but very few people have ever heard of Francis Pegahmagabow.

Louis Riel, Metis leader of the Red River Rebellion and Northwest Rebellion in Manitoba and Saskatchewan in the late 1800s. He was exiled from Canada and still managed to find time to help found the province of Manitoba. Also, he was convicted of treason and was executed in 1885 for standing against the Eastern-run government to support the rights of indiginous peoples in the West.

Louis Riel, Metis leader of the Red River Rebellion and Northwest Rebellion…

Héritage - Canadian History website

Héritage - Canadian History website

10 books about residential schools to read with your kids: An excerpt from Shin-chi's Canoe by Nicola Campbell. Illustrated by Kim LaFave.

10 books about truth and reconciliation to read with your kids

10 books about residential schools to read with your kids - Aboriginal - CBC

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