Elsie Sokalofsky of Lloydminster, Alta., shares this photo, snapped by her sister, Mildred Cunningham, when she lived in Washington State. “This raccoon showed up looking hungry,” says Mildred, “So I fed her some cat food, after which she became a constant visitor!”
In the July issue of More of Our Canada, our Showcase article featured students from Sheridan College’s art fundamentals program and their teacher John Parker. Using the tools of design to demonstrate, compare and contrast the many elements that make up Canada, these students are full of ideas and talent!
Here are some images we just couldn’t squeeze into the pages of the magazine to get you in the spirit for Canada day and celebrating everything that is Canadian.
Montreal is well known for having a vibrant, exciting and eclectic nightlife. Whatever you are into, you can find it in this, quite possibly the most sophisticated, Canadian city. Here are eight bars worth getting off the tourist track for, and imbibing in.
From east to west, Canada has some truly outstanding and world-class hotels. Here are eight hotels to splurge on, or dream about
Darlene Wojtczak of Timmins, Ont., shares this hilarious photo, snapped by her husband, Derek, of a whale-watching trip that isn’t going so well…except for the whale! “Talk about choosing the wrong whale-watching company,” laughs Darlene.
Ever heard of intarsia art? We hadn’t until Dianne Adamchuck-Freeman of Calgary, sent in amazing photos of her father’s beautiful creations for our June/July issue. George creates these pieces through this particular kind of woodworking craft. He is definitely a Crafty Canadian! Enjoy these extra examples of his talent we couldn’t fit in our printed pages.
On June 21, all over Canada, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples will be celebrating the summer solstice. The rest of Canada will celebrate along with them, recognizing their important contributions to this country as part of National Aboriginal Day. For more on June as National Aboriginal History Month visit here.
Robbie Hicks in Ontario and Josh Palansky in British Columbia both sent in some great photos from past celebrations: the pow-wow Gathering of Nations in Toronto and Canada Day festivities at The Forks in Winnipeg. Enjoy!
To get you in the spirit of our contest, Spot the Royals, here are a few stories and photos of the Queen visiting Canada at various times in Canadian history and one of a Canadian taking in the Royal Wedding atmosphere in London!
We can’t wait to see your photos of the new royal couple! Upload them at ourcanada.ca/royals and you could win a copy of William & Kate, A Royal Love Story.
Our Vacation feature in the June/July issue of Our Canada had some fabulous photos and artwork from Lori Larsen of Port Coquitlam, B.C. She spent a summer working with the organization “Birds in Motion” in Vancouver, showing visitors different species of birds of prey and demonstrating their traits and flight abilities.
The arrival of spring’s warm weather is a great time to hit the trails. Hiking is not only a good way to enjoy some breathtaking wilderness areas, but it’s good exercise too. Among the abundance of footpaths, here are 10 of the best places for hiking in Canada.
In our February/March issue of Our Canada, Valerie Pitman wrote in about her twin boys and their snowboard-cross abilities in “Two Boarding Passes to Stardom.” Tommy made it into the Canada Winter Games in Halifax and Valerie updates us on the family’s adventures.
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There is a cluster of wineries around the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, which makes wine touring in this area very convenient. Discover five of the most popular ones in this charming and historic town
British Columbia’s Fraser Valley is a gorgeous and diverse region where the climate is as good for dairy farming as it is for winemaking. Explore four of the region’s best wineries, which produce some of the country’s best tasting wine varietals
Two moms, Ingrid Bird and Lisa Breure, take their own photography experience and pass it on to their children and other kids in their community in our Showcase feature of the May issue of More of Our Canada. The Langley Fundamental Elementary and Middle School Camera Club in British Columbia is producing many future photographers! Participating in Open and Themed competitions throughout the school year, these kids not only have a lot of fun, but produce very fun photos! See more of their creativity here that we couldn’t fit in the magazine!
Coming up in the May issue of More of Our Canada, our My Hometown feature was sent in by Joseph Hollick of Hamilton, Ont. On a mission to document and photograph all of the 142 waterfalls in the city of Hamilton, Joseph was happy to share this more natural side of his city.
Joseph finds visiting the falls a delight at any time of the year as the scenes can change drastically. Since we couldn’t publish all his photos in the magazine, here are some more for you to enjoy.
We just published the winners of our 2010 Hockey Contest in the April/May issue of Our Canada. There were so many great stories and we will hopefully be publishing more soon, but in the meantime, here are a few more runners-up!
The Our Parks feature in the upcoming May issue of More of Our Canada focuses on Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia. Mary Kozac of Hubbard, N.S., wrote a story about how her family has been visiting the park for more than 37 years. Here are a few photos to entice you to read her story in the magazine, and maybe visit the park yourself!
Representing her people at the Olympics was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this young Mi’kmaq woman. Savannah Simon’s story of dancing at the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics was published in the December-January issue of Our Canada. Here are a few extra photos from her experience for you to enjoy!