Friday, October 2, 2015
Journeys Into A Stamp Honouring Hockey Goaltender Greats

A Stamp Honouring Hockey Goaltender Greats

Six goalies who left their stamp on the game can now be found in your mailbox. Canada Post unveiled their Great Canadian Goalie stamps  on Thursday October 1. The limited edition stamps feature Bernie Parent, Johnny Bower, Lorne “Gump” Worsley, Tony Esposito, Ken Dryden, and Martin Brodeur. All living honourees were in attendance except for Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 2, 20156:11 pm
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Journeys Into Can Canada Teach the  Rest of the World “Nice” ?

Can Canada Teach the Rest of the World “Nice” ?

I have enjoyed listening to reports from Eric Weiner for years on National Public Radio and elsewhere. Recently I stumbled upon this essay fo his posted at bbcnews.com. Personally, I have always been drawn to Canada, things Canadian and the peoples of Canada. But, as an old-time hockey fan, I must think that there are Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 30, 20154:06 pm
Friday, April 24, 2015
Journeys Into Bluegrass Traditions from the Ottawa Valley

Bluegrass Traditions from the Ottawa Valley

The Ottawa Valley is the valley of the Ottawa, along the boundary between Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. More than half  wilderness, the is home to  over 900 lakes and four major river systems. Canada’s capital city, Ottawa,  itself  is at the confluence of three rivers,  the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau. Samuel de Champlain traveling the area between Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 24, 201512:47 pm
Friday, April 17, 2015
Journeys Into Post Cards as Teachers of Cultures Past and Present

Post Cards as Teachers of Cultures Past and Present

“One potential casualty of the great strides in the field of modern communication is the postcard. With the advent of Twitter and Instagram, the once mandatory holiday card is fading into nostalgia”. So began a fascinating piece by a Montreal local historian and freelance writer, Robert N. Wilkins. In his Montreal Diary in the Gazette, Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 17, 20158:08 pm
Friday, April 17, 2015
Journeys Into Playoff Time as March Madness ?

Playoff Time as March Madness ?

Such was the connection made by the New York Times in trying to describe the mood in many cities (playoff cities) in Canada as the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. In fairness, it was a real quote by Paul Maurice, coach of the Winnipeg Jets, to try to explain to an American journalist just how important Read Article

Posted by: Admin 7:43 pm