Darlene Hands of Creston, B.C., writes, “My father, Bill Williamson, is now more than 90 years old and still talks about the good old country dances in Saskatchewan. He was a member in the family band and played the banjo, drums and this instrument. Does anyone know the name of the instrument, where it was […]
Danelle Boychuk of Woking, Alta., shares this adorable photo of her son, Kolby-the referee-happy to drop the puck for his friends, Teeghan and Hailey Shura. “Hockey is a passion for these three!” says Danelle. If you have a great one-liner for this picture, share it in the comments below!
Kayla Harper of London, Ont., writes, “While visiting the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, my brother’s friend, Luke McLean, was interested in one of the old cannons. I jokingly told him to stick his head in it and when he did, I captured the moment!” If you have a great one-liner for this pic, just […]
Jim McBride of Kingston writes,”I found this item in a box of tools that I purchased at an auction. When you turn the wooden handle it unlocks the L-shaped metal piece, which then changes the distance between it and the rest of the tool. I hope someone can tell me what it is used for.” […]
We’ve seen some pretty impressive and interesting collections over the past few years. Here are a few to enjoy all over again and hopefully encourage you to send in stories and photos of your own collections!
Robert Buckles of Calgary writes, “This container measures 15 inches in length and is 21⁄8 inches wide. It’s zinc-plated, has a wire handle and is divided into two sections internally by a metal partition. A hinged flap at the top of the dividing strip is fitted with a pin that protrudes from each side by […]
Got a catchy caption for this photo? Emmie Danielson of Wetaskiwin, Alta., shares this great action shot of her six-year-old grandson, Gage, who loves to play superhero.
Take a trip out west and explore the stunning arts, culture and natural attractions that Vancouver and Victoria have to offer.
Are you ready for winter? Dannette Scott of Fort McMurray, Alta., definitely is! She wrote the story “My Fort McMurray” for the My Hometown section of the December/January issue. Are you proud of your hometown? Tell us why and send in some great photos like these!
Ruth Clark of Berwick, N.S., writes, “My friend, Dale, purchased this glass container from a woman who told her it was a urinal, but I am not convinced. I’m wondering if anyone knows for sure what it is? It’s made of glass, has a spout on one end and a deep indentation on the back.” […]
Bill Theessen of Prince George, B.C., shares this photo of a curious fox that appeared on his deck one evening. “We were having guests and had put the wine outside to keep cool!” says Bill. Got a catchy caption for this photo?
The Our Canada community is full of talented photographers and they have wowed us once again! Thanks to all who participated, as well as to Nikon for the great prizes.
Here are the stunning winning images that were published in the December/January issue of Our Canada, as on our Flickr. We hope they inspire you to enter our next photo contest!
Did you catch this orchestra of characters in the November issue of More of Our Canada? Here are some more from the small but harmonious world of Kathryn Lloyd of Calgary’s collection featured in the issue.
Donald Proctor of Campbell River B.C., writes, “Made of cast iron, this looks like a press of some kind. It appears that something goes in between the plates and then you press on the handle and it gets squeezed in between. The word Sultana is on the top and it also says “Hecho En” and […]
Sarah Wood of Battleford, Sask., shares this hilarious photo, saying, “On a recent trip to Jasper, we drove up to Maligne Lake. On the way back, we met some mountain sheep on the road. We were immediately “swarmed” by these animals and found it impossible to proceed, especially when some of them got under our […]
It took decades for Zita Cobb to make her way back to Fogo Island. Now she’s helping to revitalize her tiny community and draw others home.
With so many great photos being posted on our Facebook page, we couldn’t resist sharing a few with you here! From natural to urban landscapes, to people, animals and flowers, we’ve got such talent in the Our Canada community! Enjoy!
John Deman of Bath, Ont., sent along photos of this item that he picked up at an estate auction about four years ago; no one seemed to know what it was. It measures 101⁄ 2 inches in height and is 41⁄ 2 inches wide. Its base is metal while many of the cogs appear to […]
May 8, 1945: Revellers in Ottawa marked the end of World War II in Europe-better known as VE Day.