Monthly Archives: July 2013

THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER

THE COMFORT MAPLE…….CANADA’S OLDEST SUGAR MAPLE, Pelham, Ontario Terrible news out of Toronto. The maple tree which inspired Canada’s unofficial national anthem, The Maple Leaf Forever, was cut down in a recent storm. Check the story here. GRAND ORANGE LODGE … Continue reading

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BATTLE OF CRYSLER’S FARM

CANADIAN FENCIBLES The Battle of Crysler’s farm took place on November 11, 1813. A spectacular re-enactment took place on Sunday, July 14 near the original battlefield at the Memorial Park near Morrisburg, Ontario. The orignial  battle saw the defeat of … Continue reading

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GLORIOUS 12TH

LOYAL ORANGE LODGE #126 July 12 is the anniversary of the 1690 Battle of the Boyne where William of Orange, “Good King Billy” lifted the siege of Derry in Northern Ireland. LOL #126 is the last remaining Lodge in the … Continue reading

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OTTAWA “BLUESFEST”

  OTTAWA CITYSCAPE Summer evening view of the City of Ottawa from the middle of the Ottawa River. The Ottawas “BLUESFEST” is in the very centre of the image

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NATIONAL GALLERY, OTTAWA

ILULIAQ: a monumental work by Greenland artist Inuk Silis Høegh The Great Hall of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa is currently undergoing renovation and has been covered with an artistic facsimile of an iceberg.  

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150th ANIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG

  SUNRISE AT GETTYSBURG Today is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, historic turning point in the American civil war. Gettysburg was a Northern victory which turned the tide against General Lee and his Confederate Army. Gettysburg is … Continue reading

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