The Our Canada community definitely showcased their Canada in our Summer Fun Photo Contest! Here are the 12 weekly winners Our Canada’s Facebook fans voted to the top! One of these photos will win the Popular Choice Award, you can go vote between October 1 and 7 on the Our Canada Facebook page for your favourite!
We’re looking for Canada’s best city or town! Get inspired by these local celebrity favourites, from Michael Buble’s Vancouver to Adam Gopnik’s Montreal, then send us your own unique stories for a chance to win.
Joe-Anne McMillan of Dunchurch, Ont., writes: “We took in Chelsea (large dog), and three weeks later she gave birth to eight puppies! We managed to find good homes for all the pups but kept one for ourselves and named him Longshot.” Got a catchy one-liner for this photo?
Rita Dwornik of Welland, Ont., sent in this photo of a forged steel object that her husband bought from a neighbour for $5. “Later, we were on the Canadian Antiques Roadshow with Valerie Pringle and even she was unable to give us a positive identification!” says Rita. Any ideas readers?
With a German background, Bev Weston of Lumsden, Sask., has a great interest in all things German. Though she doesn’t drink much beer, she likes to collect steins. Her collection was featured in the October/November issue of Our Canada.
Yearning to spot some stars? We’ll give you a little taste of the luxury and limelight, and show you the Canadian hotspots Hollywood celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Halle Berry and Madonna never miss.
Ben Gossage of Sydenham, Ont., writes, “This item was purchased at an antique auction. It’s made of cast iron and has a clamp on the bottom that you can lock onto a table. There is a piece on a hinge that has two curved, skinny bars with spikes on the bottom that slide downward through […]
Karen Thain of Dryden, Ont., writes, “This is a picture of my son Joshua. His brother, Jacob, and himself found a frog in our front yard one summer afternoon. I call this photo Prince Charming and love it because it is so innocent and exactly the kind of thing Joshua would do. It’s one of […]
Donna Payne of Westerose, Alta., has been using her beautiful garden to host many parties, but her favourite event is the one that raises awareness about Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). Find her story in the September issue of More of Our Canada.
Got a catchy caption for this photo? Kimberly Monsos of Louis Creek, B.C., writes, “This photo of my daughter, Gavin Van Sickle, was snapped when she was seven months old. We wanted to have a little touch of our farm in the photo, which is why she’s in the bucket! I call this shot ‘Life […]
Betti McLellan of Calgary writes, “I’m wondering if anyone knows what this tool is, or was used for? As you can see it is an oldie! If anyone has any ideas, I’d love to hear them.” How about it readers, can anybody help Betti solve this mystery?
From thousands of snakes to thousands of feet above earth, these strange, wild and unusual destinations make Canada one of the craziest places on earth. Prepare yourself for a visit to the strangest places in Canada.
The community of Roseneath, Ont., rallied together to save a local treasure, some by adopting horses from their treasured carousel. Suzanne Atkinson’s telling of the carousel’s story can be found in the August/September issue, but here are a few extra anecdotes from families who were part of the restoration project.
Head down to the water and feel the sand beneath your toes, because we’ve rounded up the 10 best beaches in Canada that you have to visit this summer.
It’s the anniversary of the War of 1812 and there is everything from re enactments and Pow wows to homemade pie and bbqs happening in Ontario! If you’re looking for something fun to enjoy this July, try these events! Also, see a few more in the July issue of More of Our Canada.
Thanks to David Brunelle for the great photos!
Got a catchy caption for this photo? Ellen Charron of Windsor calls this picture “Celebrating Canada Day,” and adds, “I dress Riley up for every holiday and he doesn’t mind. He is very cooperative and patient.” If you have a great one-liner for this picture, share it in the comments below.
Jacoba Winger of Ridgeway, Ont., writes, “This bowl, given to me by an 85-year-old lady, is more than 100 years old. It’s a round, wooden box that has a deep, opening in the lid. Does anyone know what this object was used for?” How about it readers, can anyone help Jacoba?
From coast to coast to coast, these homemade golf courses are well worth the drive.
Mary Ritchie of Kelowna, B.C., writes, “While visiting my long-standing friend, Joyce Fleming, in Winnipeg, she showed me this strange gadget. Joyce came across this plastic ‘doughnut’ with metal teeth after a family member died. We both found it very intriguing. Anyone know what it’s used for?”
Mike Lane of Saanichton, B.C., says, “Last June, I went to a cycling event called JumpShip. Mountain bike riders took their bikes up a steep ramp, which they rode down at high speed to go up another steep ramp to get airborne. They performed tricks and manoeuvres in the air and landed on a giant […]