Archive for March, 2000

  • The Picnic King

    March 1, 2000 by James M. Whalen
    In September 1924, more than 3,000 excited children gathered at Exhibition Park in Toronto to meet a kindly gentleman who was known across Canada as the Picnic King, the Summer Santa Claus or the Orphans’ Friend. Each child who visited the park that day received...
  • Weather Station Eureka

    March 1, 2000 by Valerie Wilson
    There it was…on the bottom corner of page 25 in the Yellowknifer newspaper: “Handyperson–Department of Environment, High Arctic Weather Station, Eureka, Ellesmere Island. Position open to residents of the Northwest Territories and northern Alberta.” I qualified as a Northwest Territories resident by a scant three...
  • Tom Wood

    March 1, 2000 by Jennifer Morse
    Tom Wood’s paintings depict life in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW II. From top to bottom: The Beach at Courseulles-sur-Mer and Stokers. There is a rusty, industrial look to Tom Wood’s war art. Raw sienna and grey are two of the colours that layer...
  • The March To The Seine: Army, Part 30

    March 1, 2000 by Terry Copp
    The Allied commanders planned the battle of Normandy as the first phase of a long deliberate campaign to liberate France. On D-Day plus 90–Sept. 6, 1944–they hoped to control an area bounded by the rivers Seine and Loire and then pause long enough to build...